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Monday, July 14, 2003

Functionality Karma

Fix a few, break a few. In theory, there is a fleeting, blissful state when all elements of one's life function harmoniously. In practice, that condition violates so many recognized and as yet undiscovered laws of physics that were it to occur, one's being would shrink to a tiny pulsing glow around the former navel area, and pop suddenly off into the ether. Anecdotal proof:

Working (by 7/14, 7:00 a.m.)

  • Blogger in Safari. Publishing interface on a browser tab, side by side with other Web pages. Very nice.
  • Maxtor external firewire drive, nonfunctional on the floor for four months, now happily gobbling iMovie projects.
  • Virtual PC 6. Why? To retain access to years of Windows-formatted Quicken data, and to my CD-ROM law library via Premise (which is OS X challenged; I'm OS 9 challenged). Don't yet know if it'll turn out to be practical for these purposes; it's riillly slow.

Broken (by 7/14, 7:30 a.m.)

  • Hot water heater.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Sprinklers. (Flooding.)
  • Cordless phone.
  • Terminix. (Ants. Everywhere.)

All is, in other words, perfectly normal and in relative balance, and any extraneous good karma has better things to do.

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