June 24, 2002

Toast

Update on last entry:

There are still no napster-type programs permitted on my computers.
Rob took the news very well - at first.
After a day or two he told me he needs them.
I suggested (pleasantly) that he get his own computer, and explained my objections to the accompanying spyware which appears to be a part of every one of these programs - it's how they make a profit, I suppose.
He tried, almost keeping a straight face, to tell me I was stifling his creativity.

That didn't work.

I don't really know what his next move will be. The last thing he wants to do is spend $hundreds (at minimum) on a computer when we already have three in the house; however the other two are useless to him because the CD burner is part of the main desktop's tower.

That just gave me an idea:
Perhaps he could download on the old Pentium-I and transfer the music somehow to the other hard drive via an MP3 player (if that's even feasible) which we don't have but which would undoubtedly be cheaper than another computer.
I'll tell him to look into it.
Keeping a diary can be useful at times!


In other news:

I've been informed by a reliable source that the Friday Five is meant to be answered on Fridays.

Well.

In view of the fact that today, June 24 as I write this, is a holiday in Quebec - and not just any holiday, THE Quebec National Holiday, the Fete Nationale, previously known as St. Jean Baptiste Day - it qualifies as a Friday.

We'll see what my excuse will be next week.

1. Do you live in a house, an apartment or a condo?

House.
But if I lived in a yurt I would be unable to answer that question.

2. Do you rent or own?

Co-own with the Housemate.

3. Does anyone else live with you?

Two sons, one lizard, a variable number of crickets (aka lizard lunch) and the usual uninvited varmints. For awhile I thought we had a family of cats under the balcony but I haven't seen them in weeks so I guess they have moved on if they were ever even really here.

I'm a little curious about the un-girlfriend though.. she keeps leaving things here, ranging from her car to a pair of sandals. I even found her email address on my MSN login form, indicating that she checked her email on our computer.
I have no objections to all this but it makes me scratch my head.
By 60s standards they'd be moved in together in a rat-infested hovel living off of drugs and coffee by now.
What's wrong with kids nowadays anyway...

4. How many times have you moved in your life?

Do we count moving from the hospital where I was born, to my parents' home? If so, then it's five. Not many at all.

5. What are your plans for this weekend?

Weekend?


Linque Du Jour:   Toast
As promised (in this entry's title).
Toast.

And they laughed at me for dryer lint.



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