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Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Time Event
12:08p
Tech Support Almost Too Efficient
I got a call this morning from the Dell contractor who will replace the motherboard in the laptop. I explained to him that I am sick and probably will be for at least another day or two. Fortunately, he hadn't gone on a wild-goose-chase to San Mateo yet, so we rescheduled for next Monday.

One of the reasons we were annoyed about breaking the earlier computer was that it had the 2 GHz processor, and that none of the other machines available in that class had the same processor when we went back to buy again. (And we were stuck with what was in stock because it was a discontinued model.) We ended up with, as I recall, a 1.6 GHz processor. I asked the contractor if it's possible to transplant the 2 GHz processor onto the replacement motherboard, replacing the 1.6 processors. He says it should be possible.

Of course, I have no way of knowing whether that 2 GHz processor still works, since the busted machine won't POST due to the other damage, so the only way to find out is to try it, I guess. With luck, all of the necessary pieces -- the scrap machine and the repairable one -- will be in one place by next Monday and we can give it a try. Fingers crossed.

Current Mood: sick
10:05p
I Hate Being Sick
I got an astonishing amount of work done today, despite having red, watery eyes, a growing cough, and a stuffy head. And every medication I have that might go after the stuffy head says its contradicted for high blood pressure and diabetes, so I'm just having to tough it out. My blood pressure was up about ten points over five this morning even without taking any medication, but that may have just been pressure to get work done while I'm sick.

Lisa called from Oregon this afternoon. Based on our symptoms, we think she's about one day ahead of me on this, so she told me what to expect in the next 24 hours. I'm not looking forward to it, but given that she thinks she's starting to feel better, it's good to have some promise of a light at the end of this tunnel.

Besides, I need to be well by Friday evening, because that's when the open kick-off reception for ConStruction is. Remember, all of you local to the Bay Area and interested in conrunning: the Friday night desert social at the Hilton San Jose is open to anyone with an interest in conrunning. Membership in ConStruction is not required.

If you don't see me there, it's because I'm trying to protect you from my germs.

Current Mood: sick

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