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Entries from August 2007

Back to School

August 19th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Derek starts at ASU tomorrow (Monday). I think his declared major is Pre-Med.

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Tags: Family Updates

Color Laser Printer

August 13th, 2007 · 13 Comments

I have had my HP Deskjet 890 for almost 10 years. I’m not exactly sure when I bought it, but the date of manufacture is 08/1997. Local stores no longer sell cartridges for it and refilling only works about half the time. It’s been a workhorse for me, but I decided it was finally time […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

The Springer

August 8th, 2007 · 7 Comments

A few weeks ago I tried to take Apollo for a run on my bicycle. I had one hand holding the leash, and the other on the handlebars. Everything went fine until he saw a cat (or dog, or bird — I never knew what it was for sure). He took off running, pulling me […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates

When DMA drops to PIO

August 4th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Warning: This is a fairly technical discussion that will probably not be of interest to Mom. A few times lately I have struggled with people’s computers trying to find out why they are running so sluggishly. When no programs are running, Task Manager shows the CPU usage at 50% – 80%, though the process list […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science