January 7, 2003

I worked late last night on a machine that I want to take to DC with me tomorrow (mostly I want to have it out of the house because the house just fills up with spare computers everywhere if we don’t clear it out on a regular basis. So, I am installing Windows NT 4.0 Workstation for the first time in a very long time. I forget how much of a pain it is to get it installed because Microsoft does a bit to keep it from being able to use there update pages online. In fact, you have to own another machine, practically, to come with a way to get the files that you need because Microsoft blocks these old machines from getting to their files. Luckily, I have all of the resources that I need stored out on our in house network or else this would be a really big chore.

We lost power again this morning. This is four straight days of unreliable power. We are getting pretty tired of it. It isn’t like there is any bad weather or anything going on. They need to be informing us if they are planning on cutting power to us. It is especially annoying that they choose to do it early in the morning so that you can’t go back to sleep because you don’t know if you will have an alarm clock or not by morning.

I am working on getting ready to go down to Washington tomorrow. Eric and I are going down for three days. I need to reinstall Windows XP Pro on my laptop because it has been acting weird. For the longest time I couldn’t get the restore disks from Compaq but I finally have them and I am able to reinstall now which makes me feel a lot better. I am also getting another machine ready to head down to DC. We are hoping to install a new report server before the end of the week and I want to get it down there. So, I have a lot of work to do today and I hope that the power is good to me.

Min, Loop, Nate, Bob and I all ended up going out to dinner together to the State St. Diner this evening and then we all went to the mall afterwards (except for Loopy.) It was kind of an impromtu family outing.

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