Elbie at Trig dot Net

Wed, 19 May 2004

Death in tiny steps

Life can be frustrating sometimes. Of late has been a good example. The tools that I depend on to do my job simply cannot do what I want dependably or efficiently.

So I gave up on the mac 1.0 build of OpenOffice. For every other reasonable platform out there, 1.1 has long been in use, with extra features, and greater stability. For some reason, the OSX community has been left behind. *sigh* So be it. I threw up my hands, and installed Microsoft's still superior Office suite.

At the same time, I took the opportunity to download MSN Messenger 4.0 for the Mac. It works in two modes: Logged in, and logged out. Albeit the second mode isn't terribly useful. Even the Logged in mode is a pale shade of its flashier Windows cousin. However, so far, it has crashed a grand total of zero times. Gaim on the other hand, has crashed on me a dozen times today. I may just wipe the fink directory clean, and reinstall everything and see if that takes care of the problems.

Work itself is appallingly slow these days. It's not helping my mood. Neither is the fact that a small group of people where talking and smoking outside my bedroom window last night in the wee hours of the morning. I moved to get away from that shit.

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