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Back from Capricon - what a wonderful time! Great panels, great parties, only a little drama, and about a bazillion people I haven't seen in years and actually got to sit and talk with.

On the All Is Balance side of life, the harddrive in my laptop is misbehaving to the point of non-operability. So I'm using the back-up Gateway laptop and missing all my easy bookmarks. And the fact that it seems that this machine does not have the office suite on it. Have yet to find a word processor or spreadsheet, which will make getting homework done today all but impossible.

The Spousal Unit plans to pick up a replacement drive on the way home from work, so by tonight I may (assuming successful file transfer) be back up to productive work.

In the meantime, I guess it really is past time I became familiar with Windows. It's been about a decade since the last time.

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jeliza
Feb. 16th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
I've found Google Documents to be helpful for working on machines that don't have spreadsheet programs, since it is all web-based.
alicebentley
Feb. 19th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Turns out Mike had a legit copy of Office 2000 sitting around, so I'm getting familiar with them. Probably a useful skill since I'd like to get employed again and this sure is a MS town.
apostle_of_eris
Feb. 16th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
It was nice seeing you, too, but re: Windows -- you haven't missed much.
tlunquist
Feb. 18th, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
Being a decade out of touch with Windows sounds like a proud accomplishment, and I can't fathom any reason to break your streak now. I think the last Windows I had to use was 98, and I certainly haven't missed it.
alicebentley
Feb. 19th, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
Strangely enough there IS a compelling reason to re-aquaint myself with Microsoft products: a series of job applications have shown me that they OWN this town!

I can fumble through alright, but many of these jobs require more expertise. Ah well.
tlunquist
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Oh, well, yes, there is that. Given that y'all are Mac people, your choice of new home town may have been strategically flawed.
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