We (okay, mostly me) got a wild hair this weekend and rearranged the office, aka Entropic Trinity Command Center. It's a much more functional setup now for three computers, and much less inclined toward clutter, I think. We also got a wireless router and wireless-equipped printer at MicroCenter (kittenpants
' childhood friend works there, doom!) and got those set up and running (after some cursing and threatening with the printer). Range doesn't seem to be a problem for kittenpants
to work on her laptop in the main room, since she can see three
wireless networks from there, two unsecured in addition to ours.
Next step: have liquidfun
come over and help us sort out the last of our intranet problems (I can see both computers if I log in, K. can see both of ours all the time, C. can see K's but not mine). Fun fun...
Also, today is Bulky Item Pickup Day, which means we discarded a bunch of things out of the house. Two dead printers, two CRTs, a bed, the dog's long-since-destroyed wading pool and blanket, a freeze-damaged hose, a broken chair, the giant stuffed bear I won at PPD, and some fascia boards that don't seem to go anywhere, to be exact. The side benefits of bulky day are twofold: one, that some of the nicer of these things will 'disappear' from the curb before the trashman comes (by this morning, the bear, the CRTs, and I think some of the boards were gone); and two, I rode around the neighborhood last night on my bike and spotted a few things that we could use. In this case, I scored a undamaged milk crate (double wide), an apparently fully functional hose roller, and best of all, two slightly used 6'-tall bookshelves. That will help put off the time when we need to build floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in the main room of the house... not stop it, but at least delay it.
Step 3: Profit!Okay, so I forgot my badge for work today.