March 3rd, 2008

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Personal note; weather...

We had storms here all night long, and have already had five inches of rain; the temperatures are falling, and we're supposed to have sleet and snow mixed with freezing rain by this afternoon, with four to eight inches of accumulation predicted. That's supposed to go on all night tonight and much of tomorrow.

If all of that actually comes to pass, we will for sure have a power outage, and running the computers with our generator isn't an option. So .... I don't know what's going to happen, but it does sound as though I may be silenced for a while fairly soon.

In the meantime, thank you for all the solutions that you've suggested for my newsletter problem, and for being willing to listen to me whining about it. I need to be careful not to choose a solution that will only trade the current set of problems for a different set, and I need to be careful to choose one that my Mac can handle -- or perhaps that my husband's much fancier Mac can handle. Yesterday, for example, one of my trainers suggested using Google Doc to post the missing newsletters online, which struck me as an excellent temporary measure. I went to the site and had no trouble creating an account, but then got a message saying that my browser won't support the online word-processing program -- and none of the browsers offered for download will run on my system. Today, if the power stays on, I'm going to try Google Doc from George's Mac. And today, if the power stays on, George is going to try putting a newer browser on my machine... with me standing by hoping that doesn't make the poor old thing self-destruct.

Fingers crossed. Toes crossed. Eyes crossed.
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Missing links...

Whew. This is scary, because the Cybergremlins may still prove me wrong, but I've tested this twice...

The missing Part Two of the Verbal Self-Defense Newsletter is now online at
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhrwtk35_1fb3pt3f7 .

The missing Part Two of the Linguistics & Science Fiction Newsletter [the document that I deleted from this journal because it was way too long] is now online at
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhrwtk35_3gpz5b7c5 .