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The Celery Stalks at Midnight, take two
Made some excellent time down here, leaving game night to make it straight here without stopping once except where required by law. If I got anything from my last relationship, it was the ability to drive two hours into nothingness in the blink of an eye. Luckily, towelboy called me soon after I left, detailing what radio stations would make the trip fly for me. SOU played some great shit until I left civilization, then some Philly station took over from there.

My host had gone to bed, and left out a welcoming note as usual. Said note told me exactly where to find the laptop he knew I would be looking for, but I couldn't find the freakin' network card. So I'm posting on his Mac laptop. Yes, windexcowboy and incetardis, gloat that I'm posting from a Mac. Not just a Mac, but a Mac where certain keys don't work. Like, say, the right shift I'm used to using. Or a few numbers that make up my LJ password. Yay for copying and pasting off random websites in order to compose your password manually. I'm such a dork.

I never realized how much Count Bunnicula influenced me as a child.

Hey, did you realize that if someone stores their username and password in Mozilla, and you fail to remember the fact that the web client has username/password fields, you'll post as them by mistake even if you're logged in as you? Whoops.

Feeling: happy happy
Listening to: Peter Gabriel, Father Son

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runstaverun From: runstaverun Date: August 1st, 2003 05:59 am (UTC) (Hard link)
and I was hoping that he'd have had a mac client on there that would sully your Clients Used forever...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 2nd, 2003 08:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Fuck that shit.
kujawski From: kujawski Date: August 3rd, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)


Yeah, my computer decided that it was going to stop recognizing my mouse all of a sudden, and I had a 72 hour deadline to write the summary of an entire court-martial. And so I put in a work order to get a new mouse, because the driver was fine and all that, and they said that they'd get one out to me within 72 hours. So I wrote the whole summary of a court-martial without a mouse. And I did it faster than anyone else in my office can do it with the mouse. Ha! Fear my sub-kingfox but still impressive levels of dorkdom!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 7th, 2003 10:44 am (UTC) (Hard link)

The one thing that struck me as odd...

I'm afraid to know, but in what ways do you use a mouse in writing up a court martial?
kujawski From: kujawski Date: August 7th, 2003 04:13 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: The one thing that struck me as odd...

Well, the format of the summary is very specific, so it is a lot easier to just cut and paste the format from a previous court-martial summary and insert the case-specific information/testimony into it. I had to scroll back and forth between the old and new documents and re-type the whole format. I wouldn't mind not having a mouse if I could still do all that nifty wordstar stuff like begin block, end block, copy block, and paste block. But alas, the assumption now, I guess, is that with a mouse you can highlight a field of text and manipulate it easily with your mouse. Also, centering and bolding certain lines is a WHOLE lot easier when you can just click the "center" or "bold" buttons on the menus above the page field.

I think in general that it is a lot easier to do any typing with a mouse. If you make a mistake or want to change something later on, it's a lot easier to just click on your mistake, than have to scroll up to the line, then move the cursor over to the right/left and all that junk.

Hey... you asked...:)
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