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gnomeangel's the only one on my f-list who gets the Spring. (Congratulations!) The rest of us get the Autumn.

Actually, it's a pretty day out. The leaves started turning overnight, like they've been waiting all summer to turn the warm colors of Autumn. The sky's been partly cloudy in a sort of torn grey cotton candy look. The poison ivy, which is ubiquitous, has started turning a brilliant crimson.

In other news, my router, which has been on the fritz, bit it last night. The transmitter for the wireless went kaput. I've noticed some performance issues with it lately. Very laggy on the WoW, lots of spikes. Last light, I couldn't get on at all. I could read the network, but it wouldn't connect to any of the computers, save P's desktop which was on a cable. She got me up at 8:45 this morning because her work computer couldn't connect. I bypassed the router and plugged it straight from the modem to the laptop, and she was thrilled with the speed. The old one was a Wireless B (11Mbps), although all of the computers and one of the TiVos have G wireless cards and adapters. So today I upgraded to G. The signal strength is sooo much better, and the speed is greatly improved, too. TiVo Desktop still loves to crash, but that's because of poor to no beta testing, I'm sure.

I got the router at Best Buy, and it was $70, which is what I figured, but it was over $150 to leave the store. I got the two Ghost in the Shell movies on DVD. I bought Katamari Damacy for my PS2, flower76 being my pusher in that game also. ~_^ I also got some screen protectors for my Zen.

Gas (silver E10) is down to $2.20 here. I'm really glad my Tink gets such good mileage. I put some fuel injector cleaner in the tank last weekend (she's over 70k miles) and she's running much better, no misses.

I'm looking forward to the murder mystery tomorrow! ^_^

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sacramentalist
Sep. 23rd, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
I got the router at Best Buy, and it was $70, which is what I figured, but it was over $150 to leave the store.

Ain't that the truth???

What kind of car is Tink? I mver named this car. Previous names were Bucephalus and Rocinante. I guess I ran out of horse names.

mandydax
Sep. 23rd, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Bucephalus and Rocinante

...are they catching? ~_^ "Boss, I won't be into work this week. I'm laid up with Bucephalus and my Rocinante's acting up as well."

Tinkerbelle is a 99 Chevy Metro hatchback. She's so named because she's small, covered in dust, if you believe hard enough you really can fly, and if you don't believe in her she tends to die. (Well, not the last part, yet, but she's getting up in miles.)
ladypentacles
Sep. 23rd, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
We ain't in Iowa anymore, Toto...
The leaves started turning here weeks ago, and gas has just gotten down to $2.65-$2.70/gallon. Amazing how different a scant 14 hour drive can make!
mandydax
Sep. 24th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC)
Re: We ain't in Iowa anymore, Toto...
Just think how much a 14 hr drive costs. :P

I bet it's absolutely gorgeous out there. *sigh*
snakewich
Sep. 24th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
Too bad about the Tivo Desktop crashing. It makes my inner QA tester wish I could have had a look at it :)

We have been having some pretty nice days lately.
Welcome Autumn!
mandydax
Sep. 24th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
The whole concept is stupid. The TiVo records in Mpeg2 format which could play on a PC, but the progam is made to translate it into a *.TiVo file that requires a codec. If they just made the TiVo so that you could access it as a remote disk (at least for the video files), it would be so much easier, not to mention faster. Too bad the TV industry and the MPAA have scared them into this. :P
flower76
Sep. 28th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
**shifty eyes**

Nuh uh!!! Brian mentioned the game. Not me!!

I didn't even make you try it. Or even offer the first time for free!!
mandydax
Sep. 28th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
not that I'd remember with my brains all cracked out... ;P
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