Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Grey Saturday

We did go to Reno this morning, and managed to make breakfast at the Atlantis just barely. (One minute later and we would have paid $4 more for lunch.) This was good because you get the last of breakfast and the first of lunch.

After a fairly leisurely brunch, we went to SAS and took advantage of the buy-one-get-one-half-price sale to get Lisa and I each a new pair of shoes. The place was very quiet, but the clerk said it had been madness earlier in the day. A couple more small errands included getting the stuffing mix we liked from Whole Foods (if they run true to form, you won't be able to get it outside of the holiday season), a specialty battery for the radio scanner (so it doesn't keep losing its programming when the power fluctuates as it does quite a bit here), and a small potted Christmas tree. We were able to get home before the sun went down, even with these short autumn days.

It was a pretty decent day until Lisa accidentally dropped her Panasonic CF-29 Toughbook. It wasn't turned on, but unfortunately, the Toughbook wasn't as tough as it was supposed to be and the hard drive broke. We had to start over from scratch with a new Windows installation and tracking down all of the drivers and hotfixes. Even after that, ActiveWorlds, which is very important to Lisa, won't install properly. The latest version won't give you an option where to install it, insists that it must be installed in the root of your hard drive, and even then only runs once; the second time you run it, you get a Blue Screen of Death. You can't even uninstall it; Add/Remove Programs gives an error when you try. You can install it again, and it will run one more time, but then the next time you run it you get a BSOD again. Lisa is Not Happy.
Tags: computers, lisa, reno, shopping

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