Did I mention that we had a lightning strike last weekend? It fried my modem, requiring a call to Comcast (I hate phones!) and a visit from a technician to install a new
modem, because our local service center no longer carries equipment.
And then I found that the Ethernet card on my computer had also been fried. I got a USB wireless adapter, for short term, but ordered a new Ethernet card from Amazon. That arrived today.
I turned on my computer, to uninstall the old Ethernet card, shut down, physically installed the new card, tried to tuen the computer back on, aaaaand bupkis. I think the motherboard is dead.
The food news is that the hard drive is probably fine, and if it isn’t, it’s pretty well backed up. I may lose some email and a couple of day’s worth of work, but that’s not the end of the world. Being temporarily computerless might be the end of the world, though!
I got to sleep in long enough this morning that the sun was rising while I walked the dog. That never happens.
It’s supposed to storm all afternoon, so this is probably as good as it gets.
I got to sleep in this morning, so my first walk with Thomas was at sunrise. We even got to see a few faint crepuscular rays.
The sun rose, I cataloged some books, and then it rained.
I actually managed to get TWO coworkers to get up and look at the sky with me. That never happens.
What a gorgeous start to the week!
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
This is by way of a wee test. My beloved FlickStackr app was removed from the app store by Apple. The developer said they weren’t going to try to resubmit, so that left a huge hole for me, because it was the only app I’ve found that provides HTML for Flickr images.
Well, it’s back! They’ve changed the name to PhotoExplorer, but it’s the same app with the same functionality, including HTML. So now I won’t have to go back and edit images in blog posts. (If I didn’t edit, no mouse-over test was provided, which isn’t friendly for visually impaired folks.)
Anyway, strong recommend for this app, if you use Flickr and blog images on mobile. It’s US$2.99 and worth every penny.