August 2, 2008

Cruisin’ With the Usuals.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:51 pm

Actually, Mike, the computer maven, will have the Raptor for an entire week, as tomorrow The Usual Suspects will be in NYC to board the Norwegian Dawn for a seven-day cruise to Bermuda. We’ve done five or six cruises to Bermuda already, but this will be the our first “Freestyle” cruise – supposedly more casual with lots of dining choices. I’ll be skipping the sushi restaurant.

There are something like eleven bars on the ship. Yo ho ho!

Several excellent bloggers have keys to the place and they are invited to drop a turd or two into the punchbowl here while I am on the high seas.

Oh, and in preparation for our excellent adventure, Ken, my bodyguard and I (and one other of the male Usual Suspects) went for a manicure AND a pedicure.


Computer Update.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:36 pm

I am doing this post from a borrowed computer (a laptop) and working with the annoying non-mouse. I can either use that little annoying nipple in the center of the keyboard (a bit like drunk driving) or the finger slidey thing at the bottom of the keyboard. I hate them both. Yeah, I know. I could hook up my mouse, but I’ve already plugged and unplugged enough stuff to give me an anxiety attack, so I’ll go with the nipple and the slidey for now.

So, Jimbo. What’s with the Raptor?

Damned if I know. My friend Mike, the computer maven, had it going, but it still decides to shut itself off and then announce that Windows cannot start. He took it home to see if he could figure out what the problem is. If he can’t figure it out, I guess it’s off to the H-P “authorized” repair place. Of course, the warranty ran out about a month ago.

So, that’s the story. In a nutshell, as they say.

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