I was supposed to go work with a client today, but I woke up feeling kind of queezy, so I called to reschedule. After this week it's been kind of nice to sit and sort of regroup.
I did go out for a little while this morning though. With the 2006 election fast approaching, and my decision to vote in a national and state election for the first time in my life, I wanted to go take a look at the Auto-Mark accessible voting machine, which is what the city of Milwaukee has chosen to use for their machine. I had no problems figuring things out. The buttons were well-defined, labeled in braille, and the instructions and speech were clear. There was a button to turn off the screen, so I was able to go through the entire process alone. I even wrote in both Jim and myself just to see how the write-in process worked. Of course it was completely fake, but it was still a really neat experience, and I'll really be able to do this voting thing independently on November 7th. I've said several times that I don't get into the politics thing, but I think it's time for me to get involved in the voting process at least. And, the talking machines are something that I've wanted for a very long time, so feel that it is extremely important that they get used.
I came back here and ate something, checked a couple of email messages, and went to lay down for a while. I had a headache, but it was kind of a weird one. It wasn't bad, but it was pretty much my whole head which was kind of weird. Usually my headaches are pretty much in one specific area, but it felt like someone was taking my head and squeezing it. It was really strange.
I got up a couple of hours later and started going through emails again. While I was doing that, the phone rang, and it was the intercom ring. I couldn't figure out who'd be coming to visit, but it turned out that it was UPS. Yes, my wireless card is here!!!!!! Needless to say, I was quite happy about that. I tried it out right away, and then tried my old card one last time to make sure that it was truly dead, which it was. So, that card is now gone, replaced by my new one which works perfectly. I decided that it was time to reinstall Active Sync on my computer so that I could sync things on my PAC Mate, and I wanted to be able to use remote desktop again so that I wouldn't have to be chained to my desk, especially since I wasn't feeling well. So I got that set up, and pretty much the rest of the day until now I've been sitting here in my recliner with Cally, reading emails, blogs, and whatever else I feel inclined to read.
I have absolutely nothing planned for the next two days. I'm going to do whatever I feel like, and most likely very little of it will involve the computer. I'll do what I normally do, but I want to take a break from heavy-duty work for a couple of days, and hope really hard that next week goes better than this one did. I'm booked up for the entire week too. Monday I'm on the road, Tuesday I've got a client in the morning and I have to go back to the dentist in the afternoon to have my impression redone. (Don't ask, I can't answer.) Wednesday I'm in the office for most of the day. Thursday I'm on the road again, and Friday I'll be working with the guy I was supposed to work with today. Then, sometime in the next couple of weeks I've got my end-of-the-year review, where I'm hoping to get some good news, (coming soon since we're still working out the details).
Anyway though, that's my life as it stands at this precise moment. I'll write more again once I've got something new, or remotely interesting. Bye for now.