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Archive for December, 2001

As if all my incompatible hardware problems weren’t enough… Windows XP has huge gaping security holes that Microsoft itself considers “critical”. Linux never sounded so good. Perhaps I’ll have to upgrade to Lindows (assuming that Microsoft doesn’t make them change their name).

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Well, my scanner doesn’t work. I had to reinstall my sound card drivers. I thought I might have to buy a $50 upgrade for my CDRW, but luckily didn’t. My printer has finally stopped being detected as new hardware even though I could print to it the whole time. Other than that, XP hasn’t given any less errors than ME did. But, I can try out the VS.NET beta and   Read More ...

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Only 7 more days until we start our Christmas shopping!

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Our youngin’ was the best Christmas donkey ever in his school’s play. HEE-HAW!

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It begins… Our four year old has learned the concept of fart wars: Wait for Dad to lay on the floor. Approach unsuspecting Dad. Smile cutely. Sit on Dad’s head. Fart. It has become apparent to Dad that what you reap is what you shall sow. So, to each of my sisters, sorry about those times as kids where I sat on your head and let one fly.

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The cookie party was a success! 13 four and five year-olds came to our house to decorate cookies. Other parents said it couldn’t be done. Some said we were crazy. My father-in-law said I wasn’t as smart as he thought I was. But we proved them wrong. Santa made an appearance including gifts for everyone. The Eagle class were well behaved and a great time was had by all.

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At our house, Old St. Nick visits on December 5 h. That night, just before bed we put our shoes outside our bedroom doors, as is the way of our people. The next morning, our shoes are filled with candy, money and all other sorts of good things. As a kid, my sisters and I put out every pair of shoes in the house. Unfortunately, St. Nick still only filled   Read More ...

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I am a chicken girl. My towels are cheaters. word.

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Christmas decorating is such an ordeal! First a trip to Wal-Mart for decorations. Second, hanging garland on the fireplace. Then abandoning that when they all fall down. Next hang the garland outside instead, but run out. Run to Shopko to purchase more. Find out they don’t have the same stuff at Shopko. Send the wife to Shopko to return everything and then to Wal-Mart again to buy the same stuff.   Read More ...

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