Saturday, January 01, 2005

Posting from Des Moines

Well, I never got the bluetooth/USB dongle to work with the borrowed laptop, so I'm posting on a dual 2.5 ghz Power Mac at the Apple Store at Jordan Creek in Des Moines. This morning we woke up to a beautiful layer of ice on everything. The roads were pretty clear by the time we left the hotel at 10:30, but getting to the car and out of the parking lot was pretty treacherous. Since the roads were good, we decided to come out here to Jordan Creek, and I'm glad we did, first because I get to hang at the only Apple Store in IA, and second because this place is dead (the whole mall, not just this store). I think that's all weather related, though. People aren't willing to venture out yet. Having a front wheel drive is a wonderful thing, though.

The bluetooth dongle thing seems to have trashed the OS on the Win 98 machine I'm borrowing. My guess is that something went whacko during the install of the software, as it seems to have trashed any type of access to the internet. Ah, the joys of Windows. Looking forward to being home as far as computers go. I was hoping to finish up an online class on Dreamweaver yesterday, but it didn't happen. I decided to give up when I realized that my computer frustrations were finding a small outlet on the kids. By dumping the goal of completing it this weekend, its made the whole weekend more enjoyable for everyone. That's a headline: Windows Hurts Families. I'll bet there are a few families out there that can testify to that.

Well, I'm going to wander a bit now, Blog Ya Later!