Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
Eugie Foster

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Wrestling technology into submission

Since I got my laptop, I've been putting this off, wholly intimidated by the prospect of dealing with the complexities of hookup. But I did it! (With only a little help from fosteronfilm.) I got my laptop to talk to our wireless home network, and installed a printer driver and configured my laptop for wireless printing. Until now I've been manually transferring files using my USB flash drive and printing from our desktop as a workaround. But now, now I've got full functionality! Mwa ha haahaaaa!

Yes, I know. I'm such a geek. But I remain inordinately proud of myself. And while I was at it, I made complete backups of all the data on my laptop via the network.

Also got a call from a previous head hunter wanting to set me up with an interview for a mainframe BA position this week. I said yes, of course. Still haven't heard anything from the interview folks from last week. The rejectomany guru vibes have me suspecting the worst. Foo.

Writing Stuff

Somewhat overwhelmed at all the crits I've gotten on the current folktale at Critters. I lost count after twenty-five. Going to start trying to run stats today. Comments were all across the board, although generally positive. From my read-through of the feedback there was a definite pinpointing of some trouble areas that I'm going to focus on in my rewrite.

I also think my brains are leaking from my ears. I sent a query to an editor of an anthology, because I hadn't received payment yet for a "pay on acceptance" story, to make sure they'd received my signed contract. They sent a note back going "wha?" because according to their records, they hadn't sent out contracts yet, so obviously couldn't have received my signed one back. Most confused, I went to check my spreadsheet logs. The contract column was unchecked. Ooops, that couldn't be right, could it? So I went to my paper files. No contract on file there. Doy! Yep, I'm officially losing it. Emailed the editor my abject apologies and now I shall go stick my head under a pillow and stay there until 2007.
Tags: day job

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