Sunday, August 17, 2008

First day on the Rock

My tech-support life is still in full swing.  Although I didn't turn my computer on for the first day and a half I was here, I wound up still providing support on short notice anyways.

This afternoon, we went to go see a lecture and slideshow by Peter Simon (Carly's brother, and a well-regarded photographer) at the gallery in downtown Vineyard Haven he shares with his wife.  The talk was fascinating, but when he was trying to get the projector going it wasn't treating him well.  Jane volunteered me to help out, and I was able to get it taken care of quick and easy.  He had Vista, and it wasn't properly identifying the projector's refresh capability.  I fixed it, and upped the resolution to 1024x768 while I was at it.  The show went off without a hitch.

And we got a nice signed calendar for 2009 in the process.

Other than that, the house is nice, the island is great as always, and I wish I could afford to buy a house here.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Teh Snappy is back!

iPhone 2.01 software was dropped upon us late yesterday - after updating, it seems to restore a lot of the response performance that vanished under the initial 2.0 release. Hopefully they improved RF performance somewhat as well. We shall see once I take it on the road today...

Last weekend was a blur of music, downpours, and no sleep. We started out with a free show by Entrain on Friday night as part of the annual Seaport Festival here (terrific show, lots of fun). Then Saturday David went off in the afternoon with a babysitter while we went to the Springsteen concert in Foxboro. We also did some shopping for a sofa (our 6-year-old set is falling apart) and
though the show was good, it wasn't great. Plus we got clobbered by a storm as we arrived there, which wound up pushing the show start back an hour and a half. And because of Foxboro's noise curfew we wound up with a show that was shorter than he usually plays.

Sunday there was one more show we could see - my web designer also plays with Boston when they go off on their relatively rare tours (hence the day job with me). We were on the guest list for their Sunday night show, but we'd just plain been music'ed out at that point. I'm told we missed a great show by my other employees who were there. Rats.

Instead we went up to Kittery for back-to-school shopping for David, and fought a torrential thunderstorm the whole way. Not to mention we arrived exactly two minutes too late for lunch at Flo's. When they say they close at 3, they mean it.

Shoulda gone to the show instead!

I'm writing a more technical piece right now for the BNUG blog to try and help put some more life in it - should be posted in a day or so. It's about netbooks.

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