Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.


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That's been the order of today. Still feeling bad, but it would be better if I didn't have hot flashes. Excuse me, they're power surges! Yeah, right. The doc says this shall pass...eventually. I still think some of this is related to last fall's surgery. If not, then I just got very unlucky. And on the scale of bad luck - it could be a lot worse.

Got up this morning to find that one of the fruit trees was in bloom:

Signs of SpringSigns of Spring Hosted on Zooomr

I have to apologize for the quality of the picture. It was cloudy and very windy, so I was lucky to get one shot that wasn't blurred from motion. The light was crappy, but I've documented the blossoms. So there.

The rest of the day has been spent tracking down an annoying issue with Vista and Sync Center. (Mobile Device Center and Sync Center replace Active Sync.) But wait! It wasn't a problem with Vista at all. Remember last week when I mentioned all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth that I went through to get my Pocket PC to sync using open source apps? Well, it turns out that there was a remnant of one of the open source applications on the Pocket PC that was preventing everything from connecting. One hard reset later, I was in business. So I guess the culprit was the sync application. It didn't have a nice remove option.

That, in a nutshell, was my day: Chasing down obscure issues. I'm just glad to have my Pocket PC back to normal, and even more happy that the problems weren't due to some bug.

My other lingering problem is getting the network disc to work properly. I hear that there's a new driver out for that. It works fine if Paul mounts it as a share from his computer, but I can't get it to work as a network device, which is the better method. A minor detail, but perhaps I'll have it working in a day or two.

One more quick post (something that needs a separate subject) then I'm off to bed.

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