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03 November 2007 @ 11:15 am
More travel  
The other day, having officially Given Up on the damned thing, I tucked my nonworking T/X away in my carry-on bag, so as not to have it taking up space while it was useless to me.  We've spent the last few days as we usually do:  We take a long hike in the morning, break for lunch, and then go out in the afternoon on a less strenuous excursion.  Yesterday we met my high-school buddy George, who (somewhat to his surprise) has turned into an archetypal Daddy bear (in the gay-guy sense).  I think he's having more fun dating now than he's had before in his life.  Sadly, he's had a bunch of surgeries this year, mostly to alleviate some pretty bad sleep apnea.  He thought he was finished, but has discovered that there is still more to do. 

Having complained to everyone about the sad state of my PDA, this morning I was overwhelmed by the temptation to take it out and try it again.  I had some vague hope that it had all been a bad dream, and the thing would just work.  Mind you, I knew it was hopeless, and besides, if it did work, what the dickens would I do about dealing with this device (which might or might not actually be functional)?  But I couldn't resist.  So I took it out and pressed the button and lo, it lit up.  And the battery meter said it was at 100%.  And my data were all there.  I have to say it was PEBKAC, but it's a little hard for me to figure out how I can have failed consistently to hit the "on" button over a period of several hours and countless tries.   At the moment, I think I'll pretend it never happened.

We seem to have a glorious day ahead of us.  I'm not sure what this morning's excursion will be.  This afternoon we'll take it fairly easy, as we'll want a bit of a nap before catching the red-eye home.  I understand that the weather in NY is pretty bad today, but the forecast for tomorrow is okay; just a little cool.
 
 
Current Location: San Francisco
Current Mood: puzzled
 
 
 
robertrsc on November 3rd, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Don't know about New York, but Boston is getting lashed by the edge of the remnants of Noel, and I'd guess NY is too.
(Anonymous) on November 4th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
We arrived to a bright, crisp November morning. (I think that NYC was pretty well past Noel by the time Boston got hit. We did see some news coverage of high waves in the NY area, though.)
fivetonsflaxfivetonsflax on November 3rd, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Once bitten, twice shy.
I don't recommend trusting the thing with any valuable data from now on, that's for sure.
(Anonymous) on November 4th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Once bitten, twice shy.
Well, here's the thing: All the data is on my computer. I just move it to the PDA in order to have it accessible when I'm not at home. If it were for more than that, yeah, I'd worry.

Also: I've noticed that the switch is finicky, and it's possible to think I've hit it when I haven't. I do have trouble believing that I was doing it wrong that often, but I'll keep an eye on things and keep using it for now.

For the most part, it's just an address book (and, as I said, the contact information is also stored elsewhere). Oh, yeah: solitaire. It came with solitaire and I haven't put anything else on it. I played solitaire in the airport last night, because I was too sleepy, waiting for the red-eye, to read.