Friday, 30th of November, 2001
After a usual day of classes and jobs, I went to Kaldi's with Amie, and then we hung out at my place, enjoyed the Christmas setup here a little bit. Then we got hungry, so we picked up Beth and went to Subway in the Loop, and then hung out at Amie's place for a little bit.
Thursday, 29th of November, 2001
Wednesday, 28th of November, 2001
The lights inspired my idea of bringing in a Christmas Tree. I hung some ornaments, lights, and what-not on it, and it's pretty cool. We had a stroll today at Orlando Gardens South. It was a short one, but it was after dinner, so the audience was extremely attentive. After the stroll I went to Mrs. P's house to pick up the sound equipment, since we're going to need it to set up on the 8th and she won't be back in town in time to do it. I changed on the way there, and I forgot to take things out of my pockets, including my keys, wallet, phone, and what-not. I ended up locking myself out of my car at her house. Dad came to rescue me though, so it worked out.
Tuesday, 27th of November, 2001
Josh brought in 300 coloured lights, and he strung them all around our room and the window, and it looks really cool from outside. You can see it across the South40 Swamp.
Monday 26th of November, 2001
After class today, I went to the airport with Beth and Andrea to pick up Amie from Denver. It was definitely not as crazy there today as it was last night when I went to pick up Josh.
Sunday, 25th of November, 2001
So I've been fighting this Windows 2000 Pro upgrade on Dad's machine. For some reason, it takes 6 minutes to "Prepare Network Connections", even with the NIC removed from the motherboard! I can only attribute it to a lack of CPU power, but it still doesn't make very much sense at all. So we had to just ditch it and go back to Win98 SE. Unfortunately, I forgot I formatted the DVD-RAM disc in NTFS, so I couldn't restore any of the files off the disc in Win98! Argh! The easiest solution was to just move that drive to my computer, and transfer the files to my hard drive and back on a FAT32 disc. Windows didn't like trying to calculate the estimated time for those 2GB files, but that's another fortunate thing, Retrospect was smart enough to only create 2GB fragments, since Windows only supports files up to 2GB in size! That's awesome. Coruse, then, it's my tradition with that computer that the floppy drive fried itself somewhere in this whole process, so I had to replace that stupid thing again. That computer drives me crazy, I don't believe how much time I spent fixing it all the time. At least I got a chance to totally test the DVD-RAM / Retrospect combo, and it's amazing.