Sorry in advance for this random rambling post. I’m in Idaho right now and am rather bored without my computer. It’s also cold. Very cold. Kind of like Antarctica, but not quite as warm. Okay okay so it’s not that cold. Utah gets this cold too. It’s only 22 degrees fahrenheit.

So why am I in Idaho? Well, I got a frantic e-mail yesterday from (get this) a frantic sister. She wanted computer help. In the past this hasn’t been a problem since she used to live 15 minutes from me. However, as I mentioned before, my sister and her family just moved to Idaho. They run an online business and were having troubles with their computers here for some reason. So after a quick stop home to get some clothes I drove 3 hours to No Where Land Idaho. I think the drive is supposed to be closer to 4 hours, but I somehow made it in 3. Oops (okay so it wasn’t an accident). ;)

I got their e-mail working again, fixed the colors on my sister’s new laptop (Adobe Gamma is a great program), and am now moving files from her old computer to this one (the laptop). It says only 158 minutes remaining. Great.

Rock & classic rock hits radio on iTunes is my new favorite online radio station. Why? Because they play lots of the classic rock you can swing dance to of course!

While we were getting the colors to look right on this monitor we hooked up another monitor to compare the two together. For those of you who don’t know, with two monitors you basically have two desktops. The mouse just keeps on going over into the next one. Anyway, that monitor isn’t connected anymore. A few minutes ago I thought the mouse had stopped working. It turns out I just forgot to tell Windows that the other monitor wasn’t plugged in anymore so it was still acting like there were two desktops. The mouse was on the other monitor. Do’h! Even though I feel stupid, I’m always relieved to find out it’s not something more complicated. So then when I disabled the other monitor everything went black on this one as well. Sheesh. Suspending the computer and bringing it back fixed that.

I don’t know how long I’ll be here. I may go back home later today. Maybe tomorrow. If I end up staying here tonight I’m going to go swing dancing at BYU-Idaho with another one of my sisters who goes there. We’ll see. Oh, I really don’t have anything against Idaho.

Misc. stuff:

New Netscape embraces Firefox, IE - New Netscape browser promotes the use of tabs, scrolls RSS headlines in the toolbar and lets you switch between the IE and Mozilla Gecko engines! This sounds cool. Here’s a screenshot.

‘Blog’ top word of the year - Merriam-Webster said Tuesday that “blog,” defined as “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks,” was one of the most looked-up words on its Internet sites this year.

The Web Developer toolbar extension for Firefox and Mozilla was updated a little over a week ago. The new version, 0.9, totally rocks. My favorite extension got even better!

Microsoft uses Firefox for screenshot of MSN Search.

Idaho, Travel, Randomness


  1. Alicia I’m here in Idaho too, in Boise, yeah…. it’s cold…