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New Printer

My new printer is so cool. It looks like it can travel at light speed. It’s sleek and sexy. I need a life.


I was trying to scan some photos when I got an unpleasant surprise. My scanner wasn’t working! That got me thinking… My printer and scanner are both connected to my USB Hub. Then I remembered that I had installed Xilinx ISE and ModelSim. Software that I needed for my CSE 422 class. I remembered that they installed some USB drivers. I uninstalled the software but that didn’t do anything. Searching for drivers on the internet didn’t help either. I was pissed. I hate Xilix now. Their piece of crap software screws up USB ports. Screw the class, I’m not installing that crap on my system. I figured my only other alternative (though extreme, but that’s my style) is to reformat my system. But then I remembered that XP has something called System Restore. I used it to restore my system to the point in time before I installed Xilix ISE and ModelSim. It worked beautifully… Woohoo!

Dead Printers and Geeky Valley Girls

My printer died. After faithfully serving me for more than four years, my HP Deskjet 812C died while in service. Actually, shortly thereafter. I had just printed out a 30 page grading criteria checklist and after that, nothing would coax my printer to print. I probably shouldn’t say dead. Maybe it had a stroke. I can get it to print a test page. Not through my computer though. I have to play around with its buttons. I turned it off, checked all the connections, uninstalled the drivers and then reinstalled them. Didn’t work. Critics will say that it was my fault (they always do). But I never did anything. It was just time for my printer to go. They go to wherever printers go when they die. I suppose that’s Printer Heaven or something. They get endless refills of paper and lots of Toner/Ink depending on what kind of printer they are.

Well anyway, so I was talking to my buddy today and suddenly we came upon the notion of a hypothetical being – a geek valley girl. I thought one of those would speak like this:

Well, so I like bought this totally awesome 40 gig Maxtor and I was like Oh My God this is just so awesome!
Well, anyways so I like had it for like four months? And then it just like CRASHED?! And I was like oh my God!
Like I had all of my Perl scripts in there! I was all tore up! This is like soooo lame y’know?

Woah… Sweet…

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