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14 October 2003 @ 02:44 pm
Game was cancelled tonight  
...so I have a free evening. Here's roughly what I'm considering:
  1. Get a Sound Card for my desktop machine.
  2. Load the dishwasher, if nobody else has done that yet
  3. Help pullthestars set up the other wireless adapter for her computer, see if that works better. If her problem was caused by a faulty card ALL ALONG, I'm going to kick myself ... and she is going to help me.
  4. Make sure I get trilliumgrl's books from horriblywrong. I may have to help him find them.
  5. Laundry, of course.
  6. Watch The Joe Schmo Show with roommates
  7. Install soundcard in my desktop computer.
  8. Recompile kernel with driver for sound card.
  9. Test the Desktop computer as a DVD playback setup upstairs.
  10. Read. I have a growing pile of books clamoring for my attention.
Lady Doomlithera on October 14th, 2003 02:45 pm (UTC)
Just yel... kic.. ask me to get my stuff out of the dryer if you do laundry.

Joe Schmo is definately on the list.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11: cow lickpullthestars on October 14th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC)
nah, I won't kick you, I'll just laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh...

I did pop it in there the other day, and it doesn't seem to have changed much. then again, I might not have set it up correctly.

the dishwasher actually should be unloaded.

I'm planning on sitting on one of the couches and working on kat's afghan.
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on October 14th, 2003 03:18 pm (UTC)
I unloaded the dishwasher when I got home last night. Has it been loaded and run since then?
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11pullthestars on October 14th, 2003 03:28 pm (UTC)
oh, OK, I didn't know that. I was sleepin' by then :)
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on October 14th, 2003 03:32 pm (UTC)
No prob. I got home late, stayed up late talking on the phone, unloaded the dishwasher, had a glass of wine, and talked some more. It was a late night.
Lady Doomlithera on October 14th, 2003 03:33 pm (UTC)
Afghan of doooooom!
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on October 14th, 2003 03:38 pm (UTC)
There's a few steps you probably didn't know to do:
1) Deactivate the existing card - shut down the connection in the windows control panel, stop their wireless software, pull the card out just to make sure. This will make sure that the connection we test is actually going through the NEW adapter, not the old card.
2) Install the drivers and software from the CD. Set up the wireless connection (SSID=seattlewireless, no encryption, IP settings from DHCP) in the new software. This will probably be required before windows can actually use the adapter.
3) Plug in the USB adapter.

If you missed any of those steps (probably, there's a lot of implicit tinkering around), then it's worth tackling tonight.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11pullthestars on October 14th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)
the previously active card is disabled. not sure if anything else beyond that needs to be done. And I did take the old card out :)

The drivers were auto-installed by Windows. I did not mess with the settings, though...

USB adapter? you mean the actual card?
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on October 14th, 2003 03:53 pm (UTC)
USB adapter = the thingie that plugs into a USB slot. It's not card-shaped, so I'll tend to avoid calling it a card.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11pullthestars on October 14th, 2003 03:55 pm (UTC)
the gray thingiemagig :) yuppers, that's plugged in. figured it kind of had to be, to work properly :)
Jim: scorpionwarpdragon on October 14th, 2003 03:20 pm (UTC)
3. I beg of you, 3.
horriblywrong on October 14th, 2003 04:22 pm (UTC)
Tempted to go video card shopping tonight myself...
eggiebert on October 14th, 2003 06:00 pm (UTC)
That's a free night?!
you do more cleaning as backup than I think most people do in a week.

I'm thinking about doing laundry. ::shudder::
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on October 14th, 2003 10:47 pm (UTC)
Re: That's a free night?!

Such is my life...
eggiebert on October 15th, 2003 09:42 am (UTC)
Re: That's a free night?!
Kudos to you, my friend. At least you have clean laundry at some point! :^) Oh a happier note, I did get some dishes done. Well, it's a happier note for me. I take what I can get!