Saturday, May 5, 2007

No resurrection as yet!

I received my replacement logic board yesterday.

I was hoping to install it in Nadia, but as it turns out, I'm going to be busy all weekend. What a piss-off!

Ah well, I've lived several months now without my main Powerbook. I'm sure I can hold out for another couple of days. Besides, I'll probably use Amelie, my Powerbook 1400, in the interim. Likely be taking her with me to Radiant City at Cinematheque tonight so I can write notes before and after the show. I have a feeling it's gonna be a late night tonight, which is not good, since I had at most an hour's sleep last night. Spent much of the evening chatting (and drinking) with my friend Gail (who, incidentally, is in worse shape than I am today).

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

What's a day without a resurrection or two?

I have a package waiting for me at the Post Office.

It'll be one of three things. Either my newly acquired Sun Blade 100 workstation, my newly acquired Mac Powerbook Duo 280, or most importantly, the replacement logic board for my beloved Nadia.

I am seriously hoping it's the logic board. I have been without a modern laptop for months now, and I've been lazy as a result. No updates, no blurbs, no treatises, and no new pics on my main site. Or my alter-ego's site, but that's a moot point - not many people who truly know me would ever describe me as a bon vivant... in fact, most would use four-letter words when describing me ;)

It would have been nice to have had Nadia with me this evening to take notes and follow along wirelessly on the net... Why? Well, this leads me to my next bit of news and second potential resurrection of the day... my goal of being more civic-minded. I finally met two of the members of TRUWinnipeg, Jim and Jeff. We talked over coffee at my new favourite haunt, and I learned what the group is about, what they've done and plan to do. Mostly, I sat and listened, as a lot of what we talked about was new to me, but I'm eager to learn more, about what has to be done to make Winnipeg a better city, and how I can help. All in all, it was a great introduction to a new world for me... can't wait to learn more, and to meet the entire cast of characters!

In other news, I had to pay the Harper government $300 on my tax return. That hurt.

I also got to play office politics. Sort of. Not a game I like. Unfortunately, I have a feeling I'm going to be involved whether I like it or not.

C'est la vie.