February 17, 2005
I haven't the faintest idea why I should feel bad because I haven't posted anything for a while. But I do. Over the last few days I had to build a new computer and get all my old crap loaded up on it. Problems arose with a fancy ATI video card. Drivers supplied with the card were, as usual, outdated. New drivers from ATI wouldn't work either. This is typical, but the necessary downloads have become hugely bloated. Here at the Feedlot, dial-up internet is the only economical option. I'm too far from a DSL enabled main station, can't get cable, and can't afford a trunk line or wireless. (There is no competition for wireless here; the service is overpriced.) My phone lines might as well be strung on fenceposts, as they are subject to line deterioration caused by water. The downloads take hours. Wah! Wah!
Posted by ptg at 2:09 PM