Sorry, y’all. I meant to get to your awesomely supportive comments, meant to thank you all for being such great friends, and didn’t get a chance to get online at ALL this week. I’ve been checking feeds and clearing them through my phone, getting my emails and such, but there’s been a lot going on and most of it’s… not great, but not bad either.
Work is… work. More work than any job I’ve ever had. I’m doing my best but only God knows if my best is good enough.
We got a new TV . Wife loves it; I can’t decide. It should be HDTV and seems… less HD, more like regular TV, but big. We don’t have an HDMI cable for it yet. Anyone know if that’s the problem? It’s a Sanyo, which I thought made a pretty decent product, but I dunno. I think the picture should be sharper. Crisper. Like they are in the stores, y’know? And I don’t feel I’m seeing that. My loving wife says I’m crazy, it’s fine, and by a far cry it’s the best TV we’ve ever had. But for what I paid for this thing, I want my socks blown off. They’re not; they’re still firmly on my grimy feet, being unblown.
Just to see if I’d bought a lemon, or if I got myself a POS, I asked Fal; to Google the set with me and look for consumer reviews. Most people gave the set high marks, and I had to scratch my head in wonder. Then, on a review site, some guy tells another commenter how to make the set brighter. I decided to try it too, and you know what? HOLY COW. What a difference. Now I have to see if that solves my problem with the crisp-picture going through the hi-def thing.
*Sigh* I also found out there’s no zoom feature in Windows Live Writer 2011. I hoped it would be more like Office 2010 that way, but it’s not. Not while you’re using your blog’s theme to edit, at least. Wouldn’t be WYSIWYG if it did, I guess. But still… come on.
The car had a problem on Thursday and Friday, too. Died on me in the middle of my commute to work, on a two-lane road. Greeaaaat. But it corrected itself and seems to be… um… okay. It will cost about $100 to fix should I need that, but it’s honestly not worth putting a lot of effort into it right now. I used electrical tape – I kid you not – to fix the problem. It worked fine Friday night. I have to test it some more, but we’ll see. It’d be great if that could be the final fix, but I’m seldom lucky.
Really need to learn this programming crap and not take DAYS to fix things they ask me to fix. Excel macros, mostly. I have one that’s a buggery bear to resolve. Anyone out there know how to change a While/Wend construct to a Do While construct and have it work? I’m sort of at a loss at this point.
I hope to be back, but I didn’t make as much progress on the proofs as I wanted. I’ll let you know how that goes. And I sent off a graf for each of the new books to my agent; he said the publisher wanted them in addition to our ToCs. I didn’t even know what a “graf” was until I figured out he meant “paragraph” – just now, while I’m writing this. We’re still waiting to hear on those new projects.
My workouts haven’t been going. I stopped after last Monday. I’m just too busy right now. I don’t have even the less-than-an-hour it takes to do this right now. I hope to soon, though. Maybe by the time you read this, I’ll have started again.
Hang loose y’all. I am. See ya soon as I can.
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