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Friday, May 30, 2003

Outlook XP

I've finally given in, and am about to start using Outlook as my mail reader. It gave me all sorts of trouble tonight and I wasted a few hours with it. I was getting duplicate messages and they were all marked an hour earlier than they should have been. It turns out that the automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time box wasn't checked and that caused most of the problem. An email with a huge file attachment was making the download time out as well adding to the problem. It looks like that's all settled now. Tomorrow I'll add my other email accounts to Outlook and see if trouble persists. Hopefully not! I still need to get ready for TODCON... Gonna be a long weekend! <sigh />

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Happy Birthday

I've gone wireless and launched the new blog today. You can now comment on my posts even. You may notice that I've all the features of Dan's blog-o-matic too. Thanks Dan!

Happy birthday to Marion Kaltenschnee and Pete Hawkes from the Dreamweaver newsgroup! Turning out to be a better birthday than I expected. :-)

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Sunday, May 25, 2003

Sometimes I do get out...

I finally bought a new cordless phone, 2.4ghz. Seems crazy that my phone is 2.4ghz when my computer is only 1.7ghz... :-\ (Yes I realize that it is frequency vs. processor, but it just sounds weird.)

So I'm walking through Target, I'm pushing the shopping cart and when I let go to pick something off the shelf, my cart bumps into another cart. I told the guy I was sorry and he says to me "That's okay, I'll just hit yours back." and he bumped my cart gently and we both burst out laughing hysterically. His wife was stunned, glared at him and said "You're lucky she has a good sense of humor." I replied "No, you're lucky that he has a good sense of humor." She thought for a moment and answerred "You know, you're right?" Pretty funny, but I guess you had to be there.

Later we went to dinner for sushi. Gaetano all of a sudden tells me with pure excitement "Mama look at the princess." I asked him, "What princess? I don't see a princess." "Over there he answers," pointing to a goergeous blonde who very well could be Cinderella. It was adorable. I asked him to tell the princess hello but he didn't want to. "I don't want to say hi. I don't have money." I'm a little concerned about the second sentence, but it was so darn cute I had to tell the "princess".

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Tuesday, May 20, 2003

B-day Anticipation

Ten days and counting until my birthday (May 30th). 28 years on this planet already. I've lots of wishes that go way beyond material things for this year. With a lot of luck and patience, hopefully those will come true. I'll make my wishes official when I blow out the candles though. Hopefully I can do it all in one breath! :-)

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I left it in San Francisco

<tune melody="I left my heart in San Francisco">I left my phone charger in San Francisco...</tune> Hotel is sending it UPS next day service. I probably could have bought a new AC adapter for what its gonna cost me. Oh well... :-)

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Monday, May 19, 2003

Not my day

Recently I switched to what appeared to be a great deal. $48.95 for any time, anywhere in the United States. No more separate long distance bill. This includes local long distance too, they really did mean anywhere; I checked on that.

Well I just got the info packet in the mail. Normally I don't bother to read it. Turns out though that "This phone number cannot be used to access the internet". Well, I'm on DSL and that uses this phone number! :-\ Does it mean just no dialup? Grrrr calling customer service in the morning.

First my laptop dies and I have horrible phone support, now this! Today's not my day...

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Monday, May 12, 2003

Mother's Day

I had a nice Mother's Day yesterday. Took a few pictures but none turned out all that well... I will try to upload them this weekend some time. I've a busy week ahead of me.

Ever have days where you just can't think straight? I've been having lots of those lately. They say fish is brainfood. I'm having sushi for lunch; I need all the help I can get!

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Monday, May 5, 2003

NasbyShow & Blog-o-matic

I've been hard(ly) at work on my cousin's site the past few days and I'd say it's about 90% done now. I will hopefully finiish it up tomorrow. I say "hardly" because I've used Dan's blog-o-matic for the site as well as his image gallery code. Its somewhat of a case study in two parts. I'm able to give feedback from a developer standpoint about implementing the code, and my cousin will be able to give feedback from the client perspective.

Speaking of blog-o-matic, I'll be updating soon, to use blog-o-matic. I'm really looking forward to being able to take comments from readers. Should be a lot of fun. The new design is done, but before I can play with my site, I need to finish my cousin's and start on some other work. Look for a new DWmommy in a week or so, hopefully sooner!

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