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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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16th-Aug-2009 01:17 pm
Hearth
* I always forget how much random fauna there is around here. Lizards, ducks, iguanas - things you just don't see up north.

* Florida has Powerball fever. It's up to $245 million.

* The doubletriplequadruple click problem on this laptop is not resolved. I need to try canned air. But between that and the fact that it randomly shuts itself down when it's meant to just be sleeping, it's really time for a new laptop. Which I can, of course, in no way afford. In the meantime, though, it's impossible to edit anything, because I can't click anywhere in a document without highlighting the entire paragraph. I'll be hooking up the USB mouse to see if that enables me to get any work done this upcoming week. But it's a lot slower and less intuitive now that I've spent the last four years on trackpads. Still. I have GOT to get some writing done.

* My sister is going back to work tomorrow. For this, I thank all available deities.

* Def Leppard/Poison was awesome, as much for the wonderful company as for the music (It was totally 1987 again!).

* I finally got to spend my birthday Anthropologie gift cards! this dress and this shirt, which looks much better on a person than on a mannequin. They used to have such cute skirts, but I didn't see a single skirt I wanted. Elayna is very chuffed, because she spotted that dress on a mannequin and hunted it down for me. It is adorable. I am allowed to be adorable sometimes.

* It has been a very happy trip, friendwise.

* We're going to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today, when my parents get back from running errands. In the meantime, we'll watch Gilmore Girls and I'll knit.

* I'm at the very end of the third of four balls of yarn for this project. Exciting, because I am eager to start my shawl.

* Knitting = topology and structural engineering! Is that why geek-girls knit?
Comments 
16th-Aug-2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
That is totally why I knit!

And I crochet for the imaginary numbers. :)
16th-Aug-2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Go to:

http://www.toroidalsnark.net/mathknit.html

to see knit topological structures.
16th-Aug-2009 06:36 pm (UTC) - A news article thought you would like to see...
http://www.connpost.com/ci_13048604 (Marriott says guest responsible for own rape)
16th-Aug-2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
I had a similar problem where my laptop would shutdown randomly; it turned out that the battery was just getting old. Checking this is fairly easy (in case you don't know): apple menu> about this mac> "more info" button> click "power" under "hardware" and check the cycle count and health. If the cycle count is over 300, you just need a new battery. Good luck!
16th-Aug-2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
321. It's battery time. Thanks!
16th-Aug-2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Before you buy one, be sure to check and make sure it hasn't been recalled -- laptop batteries get recalled all the time, and a friend with a similar vintage of Mac laptop just learned that his battery was eligible for a free replacement due to a recall.
17th-Aug-2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Seems it hasn't been recalled - but was on extended warranty through May.

Yes, it was having the shutdown issue in May.

D'oh.
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16th-Aug-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Or paper held down with tape at the edges, in case the tape is inclined to leave residual stickiness when removed.
16th-Aug-2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
We have lots of lizards up here in the woods, ducks too :)

Very quick Amazon search:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_0_7?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=usb+touchpad&sprefix=usb+tou

two on 1st page, two on second, some more around.
16th-Aug-2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
ooh--I like that shirt!
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