1. Got a (Had a, I don’t know which is correct) massage…It’s been a long time since I got (had) one. I was still married during my last…though I’m still legally am, you know.
AAAhhhh! I forgot how that felt like, but there was something missing from the experience…(ooops, this blog should have none of those…)
2. Bought a cooling pad for my laptop. I know my laptop could take the heat, as it has served me well this past two months. I just thought it could use the extra help, given the weather we are having. The pad’s working well and the laptop is signigicantly cooler…
3. Bought some odd parts to make an internal DVD-R drive external. Prices of internal DVD-Rewriter drives have fallen sharply (I just bought mine for less than five grand from upwards from 8k). Then, I just found out that there is an IDE to USB cable (with a power brick for juice). I put them all together and it works. The laptop and the other two desktops automatically recognized the drive. The salesperson said it automatically does that in XP only. For other OS’s, the thing comes with a small driver cd. I’ll install it for the other laptop next time…since only Bea uses it now.
Also, that cable/power brick combo should work for all IDE devices such as hard disks, internal zip drives, etc. The possibilities are endless…But for back-up purposes, I think the DVD-R will suffice for my needs.
Now I’m installing the drivers (and the included Nero software) for all my computers in the house, except the other laptop that runs on Windows 98SE. After that, I’ll make some test reads, writes and burns. Then, I’ll probably grab some DVD authoring software and learn that, too.
I’m getting excited already. I’m blogging this just to pass the time between installations…