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Friday, August 17, 2007


My computer is on the mend.  It has a new hard drive, but I’m only half finished with the huge, annoying job of re-installing all my non-free software.  Some installed without trouble.  Some didn’t recognize my valid registration number, forcing me to live with a free trial edition until I resolved the problem or bought a new copy.  Some didn’t recognize my valid files of data and settings, forcing me to start over or plead with unnamed customer service people by email (since of course they don’t use the telephone).  Some merely required a day of problem-solving solicitude.  Two are still not working, and I still have 13 packages to go.

One side effect is that I may have missed some email sent between Wednesday and today.  If you sent me a personal message during that time, I hope you’ll try again.  Thanks for understanding.