5/12/2004

Ah, another day of fighting with Microsoft Word formatting. I have what is seemingly a series of tables or perhaps one big table that I want to split. Mission impossible. I’ll just call up Microsoft for some help. (Yeah, right)

Ya know what my favorite cereal is? Cracklin’ Oat Bran. Creepy, I know, but have you tried that stuff? It’s like little cookies in milk!

We just installed AIM on the Dell Axim. Strangely, it is free at the UK website but is $20 at the US website. Hmm, choices choices eh?

Yesterday we went on a tour of the San Juan Generation Station near Farmington. It was a pretty neat tour
Here is a picture I thought was reminiscent of a DEVO video. Inside the plant was hot and dusty with coal dust. The plant basically works like those old steam locomotives. A nearby coal mine produces the coal that they burn to heat water into steam to push huge turbines. Power flows into the western grid and goes wherever it is needed. Apparently, much of the electricity produced there goes to L.A. One interesting thing was all of the effort they go through to re-use water and to catch as much pollutant as possible using static electricity. In one area of the plant, they even do their own water and sewage processing. Still, it looks like the ongoing drought is going to cause problems because of the huge amount of water needed. They lose a lot to evaporation.

I think I got my PC back to normal without reinstalling Windows. I reinstalled the Intel Application Accelerator and it’s back up to speed. That’s the second time I’ve recently been able to snatch Windows XP from the jaws of re-installation. It happened at work too. Now to try to get the DVD burning problem fixed. I will be trying this.