atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#1810: Stumped and depressed.

New lifter into the engine; it runs exactly the same.

I have no freaking clue what's wrong. So much for me being a good mechanic.

I guess I'm going to have to enlist some help. *sigh*

* * *

...trying to find a CD-ROM copy of the 1995 Escort factory service manual I have stashed around here somewhere I came across a complete backup of all the personal data from my computer at Rockwell, done 5 months before I was laid off.

It includes a complete e-mail archive, so I am now reading e-mails from 11 years ago.

In one e-mail I am expressing incredulousness that one can (in November of 1998) buy a 17 gigabyte hard drive "for less than $400!"

And it has my wonderful and never-exceeded rant on the vagaries of Word:
"No, do NOT put that there...hey! If I wanted that symbol I'd put it in myself...why the HELL can't I put a tab there? No! Do NOT superscript that--GOD DAMN IT, WHY THE HELL ARE YOU PUTTING IT WAY DOWN *THERE*??? AND WHERE THE HELL DID MY TABS GO? WHY ARE YOU DOUBLE-SPACING THIS? I JUST SET THIS UP FOR SINGLE-SPACING! NO! I WANT *EIGHT* POINT HELVETICA, NOT TEN! YOU HUNK OF JUNK! I'M PISSED OFF NOW!"
And people wonder why I'm losing my hair....

I also found this, the single entry in a file which was to compile all the stupidly bleeding obvious things I found during my career as a technical writer:
1. The radio receiver﷓-transmitter contains a radio frequency transmitter which, when operated into an antenna, may produce electromagnetic fields in close proximity to the antenna that are in excess of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommended maximum limits.
I bolded the part which was stupid-obvious. I guess I forgot about this after I started it.

The backup disks also contained an archive of all the temporary revisions I did up to 2001, and there was also a copy of the GPS detailed theory of operations I wrote in four days from a standing start, which I had thought was lost.

* * *

Last night I started Yet Another Alt on Aggramar: Chenal, a draenei shaman. She'll probably have mining and jewelcrafting as her professions; I've already taken mining.

I'm tempted to have Gunbunnysmit run around and mine copper and tin by the ton and mail it all to Chenal, thus letting me "twink" Chenal's jewelcrafting skill. Gunbunny has the advantage of being 55th level; none of the critters in zones with copper and tin will bother her much, and she's got an epic mount so she can move fast.

Amaleni sent Chenal 32 gold, so I've already got extra-good (nonmagical) equipment. I may further twink her by buying stuff at the AH, or maybe have Gunbunnysmit kill some Defias jerks in Westfall and send the good stuff to Chenal.

In fact, doing that sounds like a lot more fun than moping about the car. Later.
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