Well, right now I’m sitting in the waiting area of the Saturn dealership over on I-45 by 1960. It was time for my car’s 84k mile service, so I scheduled some time to come out here and get it taken care of. In addition I’m going to have to stop at Fry’s on the way in to work to see if I can get a new tone probe and generator. For those not in the know, tone probes and generators are used for tracing out phone/data lines. You plug the generator into the plug and switch it on, and then you go to the other end (say, a phone room) and use the probe to detect the tone the generator’s putting out, which leads you to find the correct line. I’ve got a few lines at the office that I need to track down, and I lost my original probe. Fun fun.
The main thing that annoys me about this Saturn dealership is that they used to have an open wifi connection here. Now, though, they’ve locked down the wifi with WEP, which I suppose is their way of saying, “Oops, we didn’t mean for this to be open in the first place.” So, right now, I’m using my cell phone as a Bluetooth modem. Even then it’s not as functional as I like; I can’t get my VPN client working on it and can’t connect to my servers at home. About the only thing that’s working right now is web access. Still, a working open wifi connection would be great here; some people like me come in during working hours and it makes it easy for me to actually do work. Right now I can’t make any calls while the phone’s in use.
Like I said earlier, I met Sean and Jinny for coffee Wednesday evening. It was kinda unexpected; Sean called in the middle of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, and I had actually ignored the call because I didn’t recognize the number. However, Sean left a voicemail so I went ahead and checked it (I figured that whoever it was, if they left a voicemail it was important), got back with Sean, and went off to meet him at Denny’s. It’s always good to meet up with those two and discuss current and former times.
Speaking of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, I actually did end up enjoying the film. The key to it is to not take a single bit of it seriously. I might end up adding it to my permanent DVD collection out of shits and grins. We’ll see, though.
In any event, that’s about it for me here… time for more waiting on my car. Fun fun…