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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Pondering the Imponderable

When I got my DVD burner, I moved my "old" CD-RW/DVD-ROM to my kids' Win98 box downstairs. I installed the Nero software that came with it. In short order, I noticed some significant stability problems. I thought I might be running into power issues, but I could burn CDs with no problems. I decided to try removing InCD (packet-writing software for CD-RWs) from the boot process. Suddenly, the instability went away. I'm not sure what the problem is, but that did the trick. Thankfully I never really did use packet-writing that much. If I care to try again, I'll have to see if there's an updated version I can download.

In an unrelated story, gas went up to $3.19 a gallon today. That's up $0.50 since yesterday. The good news is that maybe this will prompt me to do a little more walking.

J.t.Qbe comments: Today for the first time in my life I paid more than $3/gallon for gas. Unfortunately it's only going to go up, at least for a while. I'd guess that by Christmas we'll be used to the $3 mark. I'd be very happy to admit to being wrong on this prediction.

In other news, this week marks 20 years since I first started college. I'm celebrating by...starting at another college. But now they all look so young.

News for 08/31/2005

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