just another manic monday

Busy day at work today. Give me a couple more like this and we’ll have the new Austin office completely up and running at full speed. I’ve had numerous coworkers do a double-take at my iBook G4 and come over to admire it. “Wow, so that runs UNIX?”

Anybody want to buy (or trade me something nifty for) a Microsoft MN-700 Wireless Base Station? 4-port 10/100 switch, 802.11b/g wireless router/gateway/access point (can be configured with a web browser and works with any system, despite what MS’s system requirements say).

I bought it from Woot! last week, but before it arrived, found a refurbished NetGear MR814 on special at Fry’s (and I had just enough store credit from a return to get it). I updated the firmware on the MN-700 tonight to the latest released version and made sure it works, but now I’ve got *two* wired/wireless routers sitting here spare and don’t need both of them so the MN-700 can go.

I’m annoyed that iDVD still only works with DVD-R discs, even though the “SuperDrive” that shipped in my iMac G5 writes to both DVD-R and DVD+R. I had to go to Walgreens and pick up a 3-pack of DVD-R discs even though I have almost a hundred DVD+R discs sitting here.