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Thursday, February 10, 2000

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Computer synchronization and pink clouds

I quit putting how far I'd walked or biked each day at the bottom of my journal, but found that I missed knowing what I'd done. Most days it's not much but over time it adds up and gives me the feeling that I could walk around the world given enough time.

This has been an interesting week at work. Some people are getting new computers with MS Office 2000. When I converted one of our databases to 2000 I got a bunch of messages that basically said the visual basic that had been written, for Office 95, was basically garbage. I've been working on a better version of the database but we now have it on three platforms as one department has 97 and quite a few people will still have 95.

This is one of the joys of working for a large university. There are so many different platforms of so many different programs and so many different operating systems, that getting everyone on one program is a bit of a problems. Some of our programs have been set up with a web interface as that way anyone can access them. What always amazes me is that some scientific departments are the worst at giving their office personnel decent computers.

I've spent several days getting my scanner to work again and scanning some pictures. It takes so much time and I get caught up in it and don't get anything done. Sometimes I feel like I'm just wasting time, but what else would I be doing? Playing golf? Join a bridge club? This is no worse than what most people do with their leisure time and I feel like I've accomplished something when I'm done.

When I was just getting home this evening the moon was just a sliver in the sky with pink clouds streaking past it. It was so cool.

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