Thursday, January 15th, 2004
11:56 am - My Bad...  
So last night, as I pulled into my driveway, I was thinking that cold as it was (just above zero) at least it was too cold to snow. Right? Snow requires that a warm front (which is where the moisture is contained) come north and butt heads with a cold front, producing precipitation. That's what happened earlier in the week. It snowed then, but at least the temps went up to something reasonable. Anyhow, I shoulda kept my mouth (or thoughts, anyway) shut.

This morning I awoke to the sounds of a snowplow making its way up my street. Bother. Took a look at the thermometer, and noticed that it was still 4 frelling degrees outside. BOTHER! Pulled on the long johns and warm clothes, bundled up as best I could, and headed out to shovel. Damn it was cold, with the wind whipping across the frozen tundra neighbor's yard. Fortunately, I didn't have to stay out very long because very cold snow is also very light and fluffy snow. It's also noisy snow, because at that temperature, it doesn't really liquify much when you compress it, but rather just squeaks loudly as the flakes compact.

Now I am basking in the sunlight shining through the windows on my office, and am pleasantly warm. That's pretty nice, actually. Except that now the sun is in my eyes and on my computer screen, so I need to rearrange the blinds a little bit.

I reinstalled XP twice more yesterday, and finally figured out what I want to do with it, so I have declared the installation "perfect," and have started installing applications, and moving over my files. While doing this, I was talking with the consultant we use to maintain our accounting package, and he agreed the install routine and some of the logic the system uses are frelling ridiculous. For example, suppose you set up a the admin as the primary user on the machine, and attach the machine to a domain. If you then log on to the domain, even if you use the same user name as the admin, XP creates a whole new user on the machine, along with all that entails, i.e., puts your machine back to the default XP settings, ignoring any customizations you've aleady done to the interface. This is like the dumbest thing ever. Feh.
Current Mood: warm