January 31st, 2003


When I start using whatever, it's time to hit the hay (mattress, whatever)

So very tired.

There's something wonky with my windows-- seemingly unrelated to the cam thing. It decided to take twenty minutes to start up this evening.

Twenty fleeking minutes!

Thank heavens I'm a patient person, or I'd have thought it had totally hung. (Totally hung is a bad thing with computers, btw.)

Made a number of services manual instead of automagic and took a mess of things out of my startup with a nifty little utility I found (why couldn't they just include msconfig in win2k, huh?). Neither of those really seemed to help the immediate problem, but I feel a little wiser (more knowledgeable, whatever) and that's always good.

Anywho, working on it. I think it may be a problem with the smart card reader. I'll know better when I next reboot.

Watched Signs. I liked it :)

Waiting to hear back from cam people. Person. Whatever. So far, he's not been much help at all.

I suspect that either the cam is bad, or the glass (plastic, whatever) in front of the CCD is dirty.

bad photo

Hard to tell from the photo, but it does look dirty in person.

Anywho, to bed with me. I'm barely conscious. Certainly not eloquent (sane, whatever).

Sweet dreams, LJ-land.
  • Current Music
    eyelids falling thudthud.
rubbah and horns

Remember to breathe, ldy, remember to breathe... OH! And don't forget to EAT!

Staff meetings, meetings with Bossman, client consults, regular work (up to my ears, really), barely even get a minute to grab a coffee or check my email, and then...

...client calls and says, "oh, by the way, I'm opening a fitness center next to my pharmacy and it opens next Saturday."

Drop everything, grill the client, spin the info, create an ad, fall over. (Someone didn't get to sleep until after 1:30a last night, and I'm afraid it's showing!)

Just getting to lunch now. Will finish up the ad when I get back, THEN worry about all the other stuff I've yet to do ;)

Regarding the webcam: turns out the guy I've been talking to isn't even from the company that sold me the cam, but from the company that bought the rights to the vicam product: IONetworks. Says I can either take it apart and clean the cover to the ccd with alcohol, or send it back for one he's personally tested. Not quite sure which I want to do yet-- brain has ceased working. ME WANT HONEYCOMB CAM NOW!

If I send it back, I know I'll have a good cam. But I'll probably have to pay for return shipping again. If I clean it, I run the risk of messing it up, and the cam may not work well anyway (I've reason to believe the issues may extend beyond the little plastic piece). Think I'll write him and ask him if I try cleaning it tonight, and it doesn't work, whether he'll still do an exchange. Yeah, that works :)

How are you today? Wait-- don't answer that-- I don't even have time to comment to comments on my last post!

Hope you're well and happy--- I'm goin' to lunch!! Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooosh!
  • Current Music
    the sizzle of my brain frying