Archive for the 'Inner Geek' Category


Saturday, January 12th, 2008

I’m still alive, but I’ve been moved to a room in the hospital where the wireless signal is too weak to access the Internet. The room does have a window and a real “Mountain View”, however, and the nurses are taking good care of me. They actually wheeled me back to my old haunts long […]

Oh, BTW…

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

…I think I may have actually stumbled on a way to fully automate page, panel, and balloon numbering in the Word comic book script template. It’ll mean a drastic rewrite of the VBA code if it works, but fortunately most of that work be aimed at simplification. The old numbering method was vastly more complicated. […]

Informal Survey…

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

What are the Windows-based among you using as an email client these days? Outlook? Outlook Express? Thunderbird? Something else? My ex turned me on to Eudora (among other things) a number of years ago, and I’ve stuck with that. There’s a lot I like about the program, but it’s recently been orphaned by its publisher […]

Lonelier than Writing

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

My Windows registry is so corrupt it makes the Bush Justice Department look honest. Blew an entire day getting organized, backing up whatever I could from the hard disk, compiling a couple of emergency CDs for the restoration process, making sure I had reg numbers for all the programs I’d need to reinstall. I’m still […]

In Case You Were Wondering…

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

No, losing the entire blog yesterday wasn’t nearly aggravation enough. My Sunday has thus far consisted of the following: Fitful, intermittent bouts of sleep… Fitful, intermittent bouts of wakefulness, punctuated by… Eruptions of cat vomit… Dead bird on the carpet (gift from cat, no doubt to apologize for vomiting)… Computer showing fewer signs of life […]