Monthly Archives: June 2002

New Hard Drive

I installed a new hard drive into a dual usb iBook for the first time today and it’s definitely not a task for the faint of heart. It was the second time I’ve disassembled and reassembled that particular machine and thankfully this time around I didn’t end up with two extra screws. I had a couple left over after my first attempt a couple days ago, but I was able to get everything seated back where it belongs today.

These step by step instructions I found on the web helped a ton!

Germany 1 – U.S. 0

Germany 1 – U.S. 0

Well, it was a good game and the U.S. made a good showing, but they couldn’t quite pull it off. I’m glad I got up early and was able to watch them play a few times in the last week. With young talent like Donovan and Beasley I’m really excited to see what the United States can do in the future.

Incidentally, Mary and I were a little late to get up for the game because my alarm didn’t go off this morning as expected. Luckily for us I woke up at 4:15 anyway thanks to some early morning indigestion.

Papers Are Signed

Well, the papers are all signed. Now it’s just a matter of the title stuff getting taken care of at the Spokane County courthouse tomorrow. Assuming all the necessary paperwork gets moved around as expected we should be able to get the keys to our house sometime tomorrow afternoon. It’s going to be a very busy weekend.

Synesthesia

Synesthesia sounds more like a gift to me than a disorder.

The condition, which is genetically transmitted, seems especially prevalent among highly talented and gifted persons. The Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, who saw sounds as colors, even composed a symphony in 1910 that featured a colored light exhibit that he, no doubt, could see even without the lights. Other synesthetes, as they call themselves, include the poets Baudelaire and Rimbaud, painters Kandinsky and Klee, and the noted physicist Richard Feynman.