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Saturday, January 18, 2003  
Gotta love that Walter Mossberg at the WSJ. First thing I see in today's paper is an article by him giving a thumbs up review of iPhoto vs the other windows attempts. Then I follow a link to this great article about the new 12 inch powerbook. Thanks Walt, I was already drooling. Want to read more Walter?

update: thanks janet for the typo-find.

Written at: 4:25:27 PM

Tuesday, January 14, 2003  
In case you're wondering - yes I am a quilter. I'm starting a new quilt and still working on another. Don't worry - fabric shots soon!

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Remember the old saw about "give someone a fish and feed them for a day, teach them how to fish, feed them for life?" I hope you'll all remember that spirit next time someone asks you about a problem they have on their computer. It's one thing to reach over and hit some keys or say - that's easy, here. It's another thing to empower the person -- this is what it's called, this is where to find it, this is where to find more information about doing these things.

Why am I bringing this up? Because I got seriously dissed while trying to help a woman (yeah it was a woman, poor helpless woman, oh woe is me, woman). She had no idea how seriously she was dissing me. She kept asking for the person she'd dealt with previously even though I was trying very hard to find a solution for her. When she showed up in person she kept right on, in the same way that she had on the phone, through the whole demonstration of how easy it would be install the bit of software blah blah blah.

Finally, when she sort of complained that one of the selling points of the computer was that everything was loaded in it and set up, I put my foot down. Better get over that, I said. Wha wha wha? Yeah. It's NICE that the software is loaded and that the dock has things in it, but you better start preparing yourself for needing to load new things or fixing things that get lost. It's no big deal and you WILL have to do it.

yeah, I'm the mean one. Here, have a dose of reality with that, will ya?

Written at: 9:04:01 PM

Monday, January 13, 2003  
OK, I'm blaming this all on Gail and of course on Susan, but here are some of my more interesting jewelry purchases, most of the sparkly variety.

This doesn't, as Gail could attest even begin to tell the tale. Have I mentioned my tiaras? Oh yes, yes indeedy.

Of course as Queen of NYQuilts! I do get occasion to wear jewelry and tiaras like this, not to mention when my husband and I attend balls.

Why are you laughing?! We are not amused.

Written at: 12:51:57 AM

Sunday, January 12, 2003  

Sometimes the ebay spirits smile and the results are good. Yesterday I snagged a copy of Joy of Cooking, 1964. The superiority of this edition was brought to my attention by Bob the Corgi, but given my cookbook collection, it didn't take much arm twisting to launch my search.

And let me say that Sherlock, another piece of apple software superiority, made it easy to ferret out the goods and to track them and to win. Easy. Even easier than ebay itself makes it. While doodling over things in ebay, I idly typed in "hogan bolas" and voila - a nifty little pin appeared in view. Before I could believe it, it was mine! It's all good.

Written at: 3:09:36 PM

Doesn't this sound good? Puttanesca sauce is more than flavorful when well made. I may need to lay in a supply of olives and capers!

Written at: 12:11:26 AM

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