Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

How Could I Have Made That Mistake?

There was too much rain to do anything productive at the Museum, but Lisa looked in and said hello to the other heartier souls who were wading through the muck behind the workshop. They're putting in a new siding for storing equipment. Like many such operations, they have more equipment than they have places to store and display it.

After stopping for lunch at the Popeye's along the way (and playing pinball -- good value for the $2 I put into the machine; we got a lot of play out of ti -- we went to Fry's in Wilsonville to buy a new hard drive for one of Lisa's laptops and get some other things. What we decided we'd actually do is clone my existing hard drive into the 160 GB drive -- the smallest drive available -- and then use my existing 120 GB drive in Lisa's laptop that needs a new drive. I started to open the box with the drive in it when it suddenly dawned on me that I'd bought a desktop hard drive, not a laptop one.

Large-scale *headsmack* I mean, it's not that exchanging it will be that difficult, as I still have the receipt, but it's something like 50 miles up to Wilsonville, darn it.

Actually, putting a 120 GB drive into a older Toughbook is total overkill, but I didn't bring any of the surplus-to-requirements 30 and 40 GB drives sitting around the apartment in Fremont with me.
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