July 2nd, 2007

Windycon09

Second shift

Got home about 5:30 tonight. I have spent most of my time since then ... working on computers. Tried to revive our oldest Windows 98 box. Eventually decided it was not worth saving. The only thing it had been doing lately was to function as a print server. I connected the printer to mia_mcdavid's workstation, found a driver on the internet (the original CD being lost), and we can print again.

Also checked e-mail from work. There was a SQL Server problem there on a new server. I guessed what might fix it, tried it, and it seemed to have solved the problem. This is what one of my old bosses called "Voodoo programming"--You cannot really explain why something works.