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  01:52:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 196 words  
Categories: General, Digital Photography, Hardware, Printers

FedEx does it again!


My order (HP Photosmart 8450 and Duplexer), failed to materialize today.

Even though I specifically skipped lunch, and came home to wait for the delivery.

The tracking claims that a delivery attempt was made at 12:42pm, with "Customer not available or Business closed". The problem was that I was home at the time, and still am.

No attempt was made, and no notice of the attempt was left either.

This is the 4th time in a row this has happened this year...I've emailed asking what's going on, but I'll probably get a canned response repeating the comment that is in the tracking report. Ignoring my comments and saying that they'll try again tomorrow.

And, this even ignores that they had emailed me a couple months ago saying that my specific signature would no longer be needed to release packages delivered to residential addresses (as of June 6th?). Which means they could've left it at the apartment office, ignoring that I signed a release to this effect on numerous occasions (and FedEx ground notes that the release is on file and that they left the package with the apartment office, when they deliver and I'm not home).


  08:14:28 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Spanglish

  11:30:35 am, by The Dreamer   , 204 words  
Categories: Hardware

Pioneer DVR-109 Firmware 1.55


What a difference some time makes....a new firmware update for my DVD burner was released on June 20th.

Of course, my trip started on the I didn't get to the update until after my return. And, today is the first time I've found an excuse to try burning a 16x Optodisc now shows that 12X is the top speed it can burn at. instead of 4x as the only speed choice

Now at least the spindle of 100 discs isn't a total drag to use up.

Though I have/had a spindle of 50 Taiyo-Yuden 16x DVD-Rs which will support speeds to 16x.

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  10:31:36 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Catwoman


  10:51:35 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Time Changer



  11:00:59 pm, by The Dreamer   , 12 words  
Categories: Digital Photography, Travel

Sun Princess Cruise Pictures


The pictures are up in Section 14 in my online Photo Gallery. :wave:

  01:10:42 pm, by The Dreamer   , 563 words  
Categories: General, Travel is hot outside....

...and humid.

I kind of knew that it would be, but it is the first time since the cruise that I had set foot outside of my apartment for any length of time.

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  11:04:00 am, by The Dreamer   , 324 words  
Categories: Stuff, Digital Photography, Hardware, Travel, Printers

Back from Vacation Tech Buying Spree?

Well, I've started a small buying spree for tech stuff since my return. Not the kind of instant gratification that I need to drag me out of a depression, more in the stuff I put off until after my return and other stuff that is related to my return.

Namely, I bought more memory for my 'box'. When I made it an 'internal router' for using ivs-status-sniff on it, memory has gotten kind of tight on it. Kind of rough paying twice what I paid for the box to add another 256MB to the box. Still on the fence on whether I want to seekout CPU upgrade options for it.

Then the other major purchase is a new printer. My old Deskjet 970Cxi has been failing (mechanically) for a while now... I guess it has been a pretty good run for 6 years. I'm going with an HP Photosmart 8450 as my next printer. I ordered the duplexer and small tray option for it, and I've ordered some extra cartridges and 4x6 paper. I might need to pick up some letter size later, depending on what strikes my fancy.

Haven't figured out where I'm going to put it though, once it arrives. Kind of bigger than my old printer, and space is limited.

Meanwhile, my current project is to update my photo gallery to include some pictures from the cruise.

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  02:10:43 am, by The Dreamer   , 172 words  
Categories: Travel

Me JetLagged?

I suppose it is a bad sign that it is past 2am, and I'm still up...but if I was on cruise time, it would be only 10pm....which would mean it is still light out, and I'd probably still be wandering around the ship....and probably thinking of hitting Horizon Court for desserts and a cup of coffee (leaded) 88|

I had decided to set my alarm clock this morning for 11am, so that I would be up for the delivery of my suitcase. Which didn't actually arrive until 2pm.....since deliveries go out at 3 hours intervals, and 12pm was the interval....I guess there were a lot of deliveries to be made. At least it made it safe and sound (and my TSA lock showed that it hadn't been opened, so it was just delayed...)

11am would be 7am on cruise time, so that's a reasonable wake up time.

Of course, I need to start adjusting back to local time...if I'm to survive going back to work on the 5th. :**:

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