Fall Tour 2002: I went, I saw, I took some pictures

I made it back to Raleigh safe and sound.

Bad news: Everything malfunctioned. My camera was giving me errors ("Error 01"), my cell phone stopped working for a number of days (and when it did work, I was on a super-expensive roam), my new laptop‘s backlight for the display died so I could not see anything on the screen (still that way too — I have to send it in yet again, as I have already sent it in and it got the motherboard and other parts replaced — it was supposed to get the screen replaced last time too, but they failed to fix that despite the dozen or so bad pixels — maybe the screen will be replaced this time. Sigh; more time without my laptop…), and my car also had multiple issues (ran out of windshield wiper fluid, it mysteriously reported that a bulb went out (and I couldn’t find out which one), then "another" bulb went out (but I can now see that the "second" one is actually the front headlight), and the service light came on (which is a pre-programmed light to remind me to take it in to the dealer for a check-up… maybe I can take it in and they can fix all the before mentioned anyway… heh)).

Good news: I managed to take time off, see a lot of things, travel to many places north of here (including Canada), meet up with a lot of cool people (lots of people including ravskel and x-virge in Pittsburg; Nat, Miguel, Duncan, Dobey, Amy, Ben, and many others (mostly Ximian people) in Boston, and mmarker in Amherst), and take a lot of good pictures (which I will post soon). (:

Even better news: I made it back safe. (:

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4 Responses to “Fall Tour 2002: I went, I saw, I took some pictures”

  1. Trae says:

    A hint from the Big Man upstairs…

    You know Garrett, I know you are a fellow believer, and well, I think this is God’s way of telling us that Technology is evil. Every bit of technology you seem to touch fails. I wonder why that is exactly…

    I think you weren’t meant to futz with computers, and things of this nature. I think you were meant to do something else.

    While you excel at these things, and you are probably one of the most knowledgeable people I know on such things, I still think somewhere in the grand scheme of things, you were meant for something else. 🙂

    Heck, Maybe you were meant to be a Preacher, or something. Who knows. But It’s terribly spooky how every single bit of computer/electronics you pick up just seems to die on you or have some sort of problem from time to time 🙂

    Anyhoo… Glad you made it back safely from your trip, and I did email/msg Stan on irc etc like you asked…

    occy

  2. Bryan Fordham says:

    > I think you weren’t meant to futz with computers,
    > and things of this nature. I think you were meant
    > to do something else.

    Or maybe he doesn’t know as much as you think..

    /me runs

  3. Garrett says:

    Haw Haw

    Haw haw. Very funny, Bryan. d^:

  4. pseudo says:

    I had this problem once too.

    I just had to start taking things out of my pockets before I washed them. 😉 How does this relate to the car and the laptop? I dunno, it sounded good when I started typing, but now I realise this comment was in vain. *sigh* Gremlins … That’s what it must be, Gremlins.