Monthly Archives: October 2009

It is still true

What is the difference between a computer salesman and a used car dealer?

The used car dealer knows when he is lying to you.

I bought something at an office supply store today. As I finished signing the credit card list the manager there said I could bring in a computer, any computer, for a free checkup. I immediately asked: “Linux?” and he said yes.

Afterwards I checked the slip of paper he gave me. I was not the least surprised to read “Must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 or newer.”

Not that it really matters to me: I can take care of our Linux systems (and the Windows ones as well).

It is still true

What is the difference between a computer salesman and a used car dealer?

The used car dealer knows when he is lying to you.

I bought something at an office supply store today. As I finished signing the credit card list the manager there said I could bring in a computer, any computer, for a free checkup. I immediately asked: “Linux?” and he said yes.

Afterwards I checked the slip of paper he gave me. I was not the least surprised to read “Must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 or newer.”

Not that it really matters to me: I can take care of our Linux systems (and the Windows ones as well).

Private weekend

Except this morning at church, the only significant human interactions I had this weekend were with my family. However, there were plenty of those. It was good.

I did a lot of decluttering over the weekend. I took 10 grocery bags of books to Goodwill this afternoon. Tonight we had 7 grocery bags filled with recycling beyond what fit in the official city recycling basket. Usually we have one or two.

We have finally unpacked from last weekend with colgaffneyis at Big Island. We are mostly recovered from the installation of the new windows in the house. We had to get everything out of the way on the inside so the installer could do their inside work. I have put things back together in our bedroom, my desk area in the basement, and the adjacent shelves by the fireplace.