December 27th, 2002

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Well, I went to Fry's and spent a lot of money. Namely, I bought a WAP (that's Wireless Access Point for the non-geeky). So, now I can wander around my apartment (both inside and outside) at will with the laptop, and never lose connectivity.

Ooooh, being a Borg is fun... :)

So, yeah, it was actually a family trip...family trips to Fry's are always fun, because everybody always wanders around and looks at different stuff...and we always end up finding lots more than we originally were looking for.

So, tonight we came home with a couple 80GB Seagate hard disks for $50 each, my WAP, and a 128MB SD card for my dad's new Pocket PC (I know...yuck...it was my mom's idea) for, well, I don't remember, but a lot cheaper than you can usually find them.

Anyway, I'm busy being all happy and whatnot now that I have my WAP (and talking in #tm, of course), so I think I'd better end it here.
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w00t! I am in my room, at the other end of the house, on the wireless network. The connection is a little flaky this far away, but it actually seems to be holding out OK. There are just a couple dead spots here and there.

I just wish my display would go darker...it's really bright right now, which is annoying, and it's eating batteries. Oh, and my speakers are making a very, very faint squawking sound, which I suspect is the fault of the wireless card. Ah, well, these are little things...on the whole, I'm happy. Now, if linux would just get decent ACPI support for suspending...

My hard disk seems to want to blip every few seconds or so, which is annoying, because it has to power on and power off repeatedly...sucks more battery. I turned off ReiserFS journalling, but that doesn't seem to have made any difference. Oh well...I'll figure something out...

Sheesh, it's almost 3 AM. Maybe I'd better get to bed. Jackie's supposed to be out here at some point tomorrow.

Oh, and I promise to do these updates somewhat more frequently...I haven't been around much because of Christmas and all that.

'Night all.
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