Caroline (kittytech) wrote,

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My Weekend So Far

Well, I've had an interesting, yet good, weekend. I leave next Sunday but I'm not going to have any free time during the week so I started getting some things together last night. The person I'm going to see wants to see what new music I have, so last weekend we went through and I wrote down all the CDs that she wanted me to bring with me. Well, after going through the list, I decided that there was absolutely no way I was going to carry all that with me because it would just be way too heavy, so I decided that it was all going to go onto my external drive. Well, 103 disks later I think I have all the things she wantd. I couldn't have done it though without the help of voyagerjc because he all ready had some of the stuff on his hard drive, but also when it came to the actual extraction he did some and I did some. Two computers got the job done a lot quicker than I would have been able to do it alone. All I know is that my 250 gig external drive was one of the best investments I ever made almost a year ago!

So, after doing that last night and this morning, I decided that as long as I had the drive connected it was time to back up my downloads folder and get that updated as well. That didn't take all that long, and once it was done I packed up the hard drive in the camera case that I bought for it, and it's ready to go; I think.

This morning I attempted to install a new program to catch spam messages in my email. Unfortunatel, for whatever reason, the program didn't want to play nice with JAWS. I did a restart on JAWS and the program came up but there was no speech and no braille. Oops! I rebooted--JAWS worked fine. Unload JAWS and reload it--JAWS is silent. Okay, so what's the deal here? I suspected a couple of things. I first decided that it was time to uninstall and reinstall JAWS, thinking that something had gotten corrupted. Well, that didn't work. I deleted my user settings to see if I had made a change somewhere that caused a problem. Still nothing. So, I decided to just uninstall the spam program and be done with the whole thing. That did it. Everything's back the ay it should be again. This really bums me out though because I really need to find a decent spam program, and this one did exactly what I wanted it to do. GRRRRR!!

For the last two days we have had absolutely wonderful weather. We've been able to turn off the air conditioner and open some windows, which makes Taz and Cally happy, and it gets rid of the shut-up feeling that places get when they've been closed off from the outside air for a while. We've got the ceiling fans going and it's nice and cool in here. This is one of those days though when I wish our windows didn't face north because we'd get some nice sun if they faced west or east. We have one east window, but that only lets in the sun in the morning. Oh well, it's still better than nothing. If I could get wireless outside this building I'd actually go sit outside for a while and be out in the air. No wireless though, so I think I'm going to stay in here. The joys of living in an apartment.

Anyway, I think I'm going to spend the rest of my day watching my soap for the week and mellowing out. I'm waiting for some new books to come in for me to put on my Book Port, and I've got two Audible credits that I plan to use so that I have plenty of reading mateial. I haven't seen too much on Web Braille lately that really interests me. Maybe something will come soon.

Well, I think that's about it for now. Maybe you'll hear more from me later, or even tomorrow.
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