January 20th, 2002

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I live in the downtown area, and don't have or particularly need a vehicle. Almost everything is within walking distance. However, the one supermarket that was close recently shut down, so I decided to try ordering groceries online. I placed an order Friday night, and Saturday at 9:30 am the delivery guy rang the buzzer. I had to scramble a bit to get dressed before the elevator arrived (I had been up until 3:00 am and wasn't out of bed yet). First impressions are very positive. The selection is good; only thing we couldn't find was a particular brand of shampoo. The order was filled correctly, except for two out-of-stock items (there was a note on the order form that they had phoned about substitutions, but we hadn't answered). The fresh produce looks good. Prices are about the same as at the store we used to shop at, and delivery is only $5.00 extra. We did forget to order a couple of items, though. Next time, I will place the order in the morning for afternoon delivery, and will create a checklist to order from so that nothing is overlooked.
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Plug & pray

I installed my new USB card. It seems that an ISA card can't be adjacent to a PCI card (?), so I had to move things around a bit. Windows 98 thought it would be fun to make me reinstall drivers for almost every device I have... but now I have all my USB devices (mouse, flash card reader, cradle for my Handspring Visor, scanner) attached and working, and still have two free USB ports!
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Back to work tomorrow. I haven't fully adjusted to the shift in time zones from travelling, but I have to get up at 6:30 am. I expect I'll adjust p.d.q. when that alarm goes off. I will be quite busy for the next eight or nine months, as there are a number of big projects which have to be completed and ready to implement in October. I suspect I may have to go back to a 5-day work week at some point, though the subject hasn't come up. The 25% pay raise would be OK, but it wouldn't make a significant difference in my life. On the whole, I'd prefer to stick with the 4-day week.
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