8 Dec 2001 motb   » (Journeyer)

New toy

My nineteen inch monitor died on me a month or two ago. I just replaced it with a fifteen inch LCD screen. I love it. I am definitely sold on the LCD for desktops thing -- the sharpness is far better than any CRT I've seen.

Bugginess at Apple

I finally figured out why my Minds@Work Digital Wallet won't mount on the Mac (MacOS 9.2.1) at work. It seems that the Launcher and Login programs interfere with the mounting of USB mass storage devices, for some unknown reason. If you've got the same problem, here's how to get it to mount -- quit the Launcher and force quit the Finder. All of a sudden it will mount for you.


Annoyingly, the person who replaced me at Pibase seems to be refusing to do work on any machines that I installed (which is currently all of them, to the best of my knowledge). While this is good for me (more consulting hours), the overall attitude behind it still bugs me. Getting phone calls to ask if I ran the web log analyzers by hand is annoying, too. It's not like crontab -l is hard. Or cd /var/spool/crontabs ; grep -i webalizer * | less.


Almost feeling at home in the new place. At least that is making progress.

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