It just occurred to me that I haven't gotten my coffee order yet. I belong to Boca Java's Connoisseur Club, so I'm supposed to get a couple of pounds of coffee every other month.
And, I had lamented about running out early this time around. Had to ground up some of my remaining beans of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Perhaps I should see about another cruise with a stop in Jamaica
Anyways...apparently my coffee is scheduled to arrive tomorrow by UPS.
Well, I swapped in the refurbished Dell 1800FP that Dell shipped in response mine dying last Friday. Now to put my dead monitor into the box and have DHL pick it up, etc.
So great having the display back in front of me.
Old monitor is back where it was, so I reupgraded my refurbished 5040 to 250GB. That went smoothly...probably having done it 8 times before was a factor.
Meanwhile, another box from UPS....UPS lady asking why I chose to be in a top floor apartment.... I don't think I'm expecting any UPS packages tomorrow, but I am expecting one on Monday.
Well, I got some deliveries last night and this morning.
3 packages from UPS arrived last night just a little after 7pm. I hear this'll be normal with it being the holiday season now.
One of the packages contained the new 250G drive (after RMA of the DOA one) from ZipZoomFly.com, I'll probably do the upgrade tonight after work (hopefully getting it done before ER).
Then I slept in this morning. I decided last night that I would play around with my alarm settings, because I used to listen to 97.1 More Music FM in the morning...because they play lots of music. Except for sometime lately....all I hear in the morning is talk, talk, talk...and maybe a couple of songs thrown in so that the hour isn't just talk.
Plus it's mostly JT (the guy) saying disparaging things about the females on the show, etc. A definite turn off.
So, it is off to see if I can find a station in the morning that actually plays music.
Meanwhile, moments ago...FedEx showed up at my door, and there it is a new Dell 1800FP....have to send back the old one later. I'll probably do that swapout after work as well. This I'll need to do before I upgrade the refurbed 5040 to 250, since I need to move my old monitor back to old computer to be able to see what I'm doing.
Well, actually it isn't new...its a refurbished unit. But as long as it works...and lasts....
Well, the upgrade to Firefox 1.0 at work didn't go as well.
It crashed during the update, then the browser wouldn't start afterwards. Had to fire up IE, which looks so unfamiliar now, and download the full setup and install that overtop.
Then it was the process of updating extensions. Noticed a new problem. WindowsUpdate doesn't work. Don't really use now that the work machine has been upgraded to XPSP2 (even though officially IT still hasn't approved it). The other hard one to update was TripleSelect. Work machine only had version 0.2, which it disabled. And, it wouldn't let me install 1.3 until I removed it. My machines at home had version 1.2.
Well, I was on the Dell site to lookup the number to call (plus to see if I could find any online record of my call).
While, I couldn't find any record of service activity associated with my computer, I did find an order status entry dated 11/30 (the date that I was expecting the replacement to show, since I have NBD service...I called on the evening of 11/26, so they said it would process on Monday and then I would be the Next Business Day after that).
But, the Order Status entry says it is in production....and when I clicked on it....it gives a delivery estimate of December 10-14.
Almost sounds like they are custom manufacturing an 1800FP to replace my bad one. I suppose I should see if Dell even makes an 18" LCD anymore....
Meanwhile...I'm still contemplating if a Dell LCD TV is in my future.....in fact I'm eyeballing the possibility of getting a good price for a W2600, even though I have no idea where I would put such a beast.....
Again the upgrade was pretty straight forward.
Though it did complain about update difficulties for TripleSelect. Though it previous version wasn't disabled. And, all my Firefox installs have it.
But, I found an update and installed that.
I depend on TripleSelect to make up for the loss of the IE text selection 'feature', to cut and paste numbers from my 401k providers website into MSMoney. It doesn't use a table to render the table of numbers, so have to use text selection. And MSMoney doesn't like it if numbers are supplied without digits in front of decimal point or containing whitespace on the end....
The only other quirk about Firefox that didn't seem to get fixed in 1.0 is the Window title bar only shows the last updated tab. Closing the tab(s) or switching to other tabs (that have finished loading) won't update the title. Makes it hard to figure out what I'm looking at, especially when reading message forums from last read point. The message subject is either in the title bar or at the top of the page...neither of which are visible due to this quirk.
At least it works on Linux (wonder how those upgrades will go). Of course, my Linux box is headless at the moment, because I'm still waiting for the replacement of my Dell 1800FP.
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