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John 9:25

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"I was blind, and now I can see!"

After a very frustrating time and the requirement of my having to get an alternate copy of Windows XP Professional, my computer is now well on its way to becoming usable again. As I write this, I am finalizing my customizations, configurations and settings and getting ready to copy back my documents and applications. I will be heading to bed soon, though, so I will have to wait until tomorrow to finish.

In other news, I was forced today to disable hot linking of images on my domains due to people leeching off of my graphics. If any graphic here is something you would like to share with others, please just provide a link to the page on which it appears. And to those who were the offenders: make your own graphics and pay for your own data transfer.

Work was great yesterday. I had written a proposal and some new policies and procedures that were given the thumbs up by the owner today with nary a commentary or alternate suggestion. I was also helping and making people happy left and right. It was a really busy day and I was glad for it to conclude, but looking back it was really refreshing. It is really nice to be in a position of making a difference again.

Tonight I am supposed to attend an art opening for a friend from back in the Yab Yum days and there was also conversation about there being an after-work happy hour run. Come hell or high water, though, my computer will be fully operational by Saturday. Sad as it may be, I am becoming ever more lost without my companion, calendar, message manager and contact book: Outlook. Saturday is Erica's birthday party, but I will be stopping for a very brief hello at another party (Travis at the Waverly). Chris will also be making the trek from Tallahassee to attend Erica's party, so I will get to chat with him and wish him a happy belated birthday.

I would make a pretty graphic to go along with this entry, but Photoshop is not yet installed. Instead, close your eyes now and imagine something that would immediately bring an ear-to-ear smile to your face.

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  • FSUpaintball

    Glad your 'puter is up and running. And I suppose hotlinking is better for you than just using your graphics in a way... now they don't have them saved, so they just have broken graphics on their page.

    I hate to be a salesman... but it almost sounds like you need a palm pilot. And I know you'd love it if you got one. You can get one of the ones that runs with Windows on it for about $200 these days. It uses Outlook, so you can upload your email, contacts, appointments, etc through it and carry it around with you. Get a wi-fi card for it, and you can use instant messenger, check your email in real time, browse the net, etc. Pretty cool.

  • David July

    In this case, it is not a matter of I am mad someone stole an image I created. The stuff being linked were mostly those album covers from the front page and avatars. The hell if I care of someone steals and uses the album cover that I got from Amazon and only edited to suit my needs. But grubby hands off my damn bandwidth. So far, this month is the fifth busiest, yet the second highest transfer overall. I would write them, but I do not know how to speak German.

  • FSUpaintball

    If you were so inclined, you could do the inappropriate thing (like I do)

    Replace the photos they're lifting with something really foul.

  • FSUpaintball

    I've seen some great ebay auction photos where the leachers got caught, too.

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