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We've secretly switched Mum's Quadra with this 8100/80... - Diary of a Necromancer
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We've secretly switched Mum's Quadra with this 8100/80...
Actually, what Mum noticed first was that the living room was marginally tidier, which rather spoiled the practical joke of leaving the old computer in place under the newly-rerouted monitor for her to wonder why the desktop image was suddenly bright orange.

I had been digging around for subsidiary materials to decorate my fugly new Chucks with, and came across the 8100/80 in the process, where it had been set down after being salvaged during Kristi & OJ's move (...last April) and promptly eaten by a pile of debris. Since I had been putting off setting it up for her until such time as I had the entire day free to bang on things (I've done this before, you see :) ), and since lately I've been waking-up-and-staying-up waaaay too early and had an entire day ahead of me for once, I rolled up my sleeves and, about 6 hours later, came out the other end of the process with 8.6 installed on the new beast (somewhat to my surprise, and mostly because I couldn't find my set of 7.5.1 floppies until after I'd already tried 8.6 and found that it worked on this model), everything from her old Mac transferred over, and even remembered to hook her up with a slightly better mouse while I was screwing around with things. (Also, got the shoes painted while the files were transferring. Multitasking, woot.) So Mum is pleased and we have a little more space to move around in, go me. My next mission, should I choose to accept it, is to see if I can come by a "AAUI tranceiver/10base-T adapter" doohickey so Formerly can finally step in and network her to the USB printer... Oh, and to find a decent monitor. But for one day's toil it was quite a feeling of accomplishment.

Tomorrow, well, later today I suppose, I have to take the train up to Winnetka to drop stuff off for the Fine Art of Fiber show, since Windy City Knitting Guild members get to sell stuff in the boutique section... Just as well that my schedule's suddenly flipped diurnal for a change, I guess. S'posed to be colder than it's been, I think I'll wear my new gloves... :) (Also, behold if you dare a picture of me showing off some of the yarn I've been experimenting on with kool-aid. Frankly, even as bad as the current haircut is I still say it's an improvement.)

feeling: accomplished accomplished

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robling_t From: robling_t Date: November 10th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Yep -- in fact they mistakely gave the WCKG the IQI versions of the forms to fill out, so all my paperwork has little scribbled-out bits everywhere. :) So, you going to the show? I believe I'm scheduled to fulfill my Hanging-About-Pretending-To-Be-Useful commitment Sunday morning (I dragooned Mum into serving half of it, since she has to drive me up there anyway)...
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