I'm Baaaaaack!

July 14th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Travel - (0 Comments)

Chicago was great, Amma was awesome (in the literal sense of the word) as always, I ate sushi, and I’m glad to be home!

Vacation

July 6th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Travel - (2 Comments)

Your friendly neighborhood Administratrix is going on vacation, starting today. See you all next week: same bat time, same bat channel!

Vacation

July 6th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (2 Comments)

Today is the first day of my vacation!

Well, actually I had Saturday, Sunday, and Monday off just like everyone else, but I spent that time doing every chore I could think of so Mr. Brett won’t have to, you know, like, think or do anything for himself while I’m gone. (Snort!)
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Four is a lot

July 1st, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (4 Comments)

I usually work three days a week. This week, however, I’m working five.

Today is day four of this unending stint, and I’ll tell you what: three is better than five. I rather wish I were at home doing some knitting.
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Endocrinology

June 30th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

After reading a book or two on hypothyroidism, I had all kinds of new fancy opinions. Then I made the mistake of spending some time reading ‘legit’ information, such as that posted on the Internet by thyroid specialists and drug companies.

These sites made me feel as if there’s no way I could possibly have a thyroid disorder – even though all my symtoms are consistent – because my labs are ‘normal’. (Well, the one and only lab I’ve ever been able to get so far.)
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More Spyware

June 30th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (2 Comments)

I ran PestPatrol again this morning, and deleted a bunch of crap from my registry.

Then I closed it and installed SpyKiller 2004 and ran it. It found 43 live spyware processes.

I’m pretty close to shooting my computer. The thing that pisses me off the most is that I didn’t install any of the biggies – Kazaa et al have not been installed on this box! This is my work box, fer chrissake!
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Checking & the PPC

June 29th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

I’ve been using the same app on my PPC for about five years as my check register. It’s called MoneyMinder.

MoneyMinder very simple – it doesn’t have fancy icons or nifty reports – it just keeps a checkbook register. The two features that make it so damn usable are “Posted Balance,” and the fact that you can clear a number of items very quickly.
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Storage!

June 28th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

I began to run out of room on my iPAQ.

I was surprized, actually, at how long it took me to run out of room – my last three devices had storage cards in them almost immediately! But my beloved iPAQ, excellent X-mas gift from the lovely and talented miss Tahmi, had an amazing amount of on-board space right out of the box.

At lunch today I buzzed over to that ugly monolith Walmart, and for a mere $30.61 bought myself a 64MB Lexar Media SD card. On returning to the office – I’m working a full week this week to cover Tim’s vacation – I moved my eBook folder to the new card and next will move my Dashboard and Wisbar skins onto it, thereby freeing up space for programs to run.

Whee!

Mouse

June 26th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (2 Comments)

I saved a mouse the other day.

He was in the kitchen sink and couldn’t get out, and had nearly starved to death. He moved slowly and with lethargy.

He was a tiny little thing.

I lifted him up to the counter, but he didn’t run away, he just sat there, sides heaving, whiskers twitching. I moved my hand and he crawled onto a dirty plate I’d been about to wash.

I inverted a large tupperware lid over him at an angle; if I were a mouse I’d prefer a roof over my head.

I’d made dinner and there were crumbs on the other counter. I got a tiny tomato dice, a wee bit of lettuce, and two bits of shredded cheese.

I moved the lid and set the food in front of mousie. He just sat there, sides heaving, whiskers twitching. I lowered the lid to it’s protective jaunty angle and proceeded with my kitchen clean up.

I checked on him again when I was finished. He had a tiny bit of cheese between his paws and was chewing thoughtfully, if a tiny rodent can be said to be chewing thoughtfully in the first place.

I checked on him again a few minutes later and he was practically perky. Since I needed to wash the plate he was standing in and the lid over his head, I scooped him up and carried him out to the garage, where I deposited him and his veggies on a dark shelf.

Mice are a scourge, of course, and I bought a cat specifically to eat them. But sometimes you just gotta give a little guy a hand. Even if he’s a nasty little rodent.

JournalBar

June 24th, 2004 | Posted by administratrix in Blurbs - (0 Comments)

I tried out JournalBar yesterday. What a stout little Today plug-in! I can’t decide if I love it or not, though, as it basically replaces two other plug-ins I already own, Weatherpanel and Spb Pocket Plus. I’ll admit that the weather function is much cooler because clicking it brings up a full forcast, but the news functions don’t work offline and there’s no hope of me getting a wireless connection for my palmtop any time soon!