Stopped off at the apartment office on the way to work, picked up two small packages from UPS. Stuff I'd bought online - a new mobile phone manager program which works over bluetooth, and a set of SATA hard drive data connectors,( Collapse )
Had a rude shock this morning when Quicken downloaded a $146 Amex charge I could not account for. Figured out it was for a spare hard drive I'd tried to order online but the browser crashed before I could get a confirmation, and I did not get email either.
Doing a boring but necessary test at work. Take an 8-hour recording on the PVR, and FF to 10 minutes before the end, press "play" and see if it plays ok. Then RW to 10 minutes from the start, and do the same. First RW test froze (audio continued to play but video stuck on a single frame). Need to do this 10 times before I am satisfied I have a legit idea of how often it happens. At 25x FF/RW, each iteration takes about 18 minutes. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Major cashectomy coming up. I need to get a bank check for the new apartment, which amounts to more than 2x the monthly rent, thanks to a $900 pet deposit and not only is the rent for the week between move-in and Dec 1 due, but also December's rent as well. And the movers want cash or a money order, and minus the $150 deposit that looks like it will be about $600. Won't know till the job is done since it's hourly. My savings account will not be happy. It is times like these when I wish I had children, so I could sell them to the Gypsies. Oh wait -- I am the Gypsies! Never mind.