27 May 2001 aelman   » (Journeyer)

Being unemployed has its pluses and minuses. At least I live in the City now; if I do nothing else during the day I have plenty of time to wander around marveling at all the interesting stuff within three blocks of my apartment.

And that's nearly all I've been doing in the past two weeks; a couple of interviews and other things, none of which have yet born fruit, but I'm hopeful. I'm enjoying the time off, anyway. I did order a new toy the other day; I'm getting one of the new iBooks. It's the first Mac laptop since the Duos that's small enough to satisfy my need for a tiny notebook. BTW, if anyone wants a Sony VAIO SR17 for a reasonable price, let me know.

I did manage to fix my ancient Powerbook, finally; after $75 for a new SCSI cable and a new logic board, it turned out that I had just blown out the memory expansion card. When I took that out, it booted just fine. In fact, the screen problems which I had observed previously were gone; other than the fact that it only has 4MB RAM and a broken floppy drive, the thing is now as good as new. So I now can grab all those files which I don't really need, but which will help satisfy my pack-rat nature.

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