Busy Days

I’ve been too busy to blog lately, a bad way to be in general for me but especially after getting a bunch of traffic from mixing it up with the A-Listers. C’est la vie, c’est la morte. The party preparations continue and the house is looking great. Foodstuffs are filling up in our pantry, fridge and freezer. Things are getting generally cleaner and more organized. That’s an upside of throwing a shindig, it makes you do things that you should have done anyway but didn’t have a lot of urgency to ever get done.

In other stuff, I bit the bullet and just upgraded my old Windows 2000 box to XP so that it can be my podcast reciever/Creative Zen syncing box. That’s pretty much all it does now. My brother-in-laws computer was just too big of a pain in the ass to fight with anymore. The upgrade seemed to be relatively painless. It wasn’t actually strictly speaking an upgrade, it was a completely new install because it couldn’t upgrade from W2K Professional to Win XP Home. Since any Windows install craps its own pants over time, it’s not so bad to wipe them out every so often. Because the install disks I have are prior to service pack 2, so that I have seemingly endless cycles of updates and reboots. I’m on my 5th, I believe. It took several before it got to SP2 and the update after that had 38 ones in it. How many more are there? Probably a lot. I do have Juice on there and the Creative software and I got new podcasts on my Zen player. It’s about time, because since I hadn’t put new shows on there in several days I was reduced to listening to 8 consecutive SXSW sessions late yesterday (of which I finished 2 because most SXSW sessions are unlistenable.) All in all, things seem to be OK now with it.
I can’t wait until Saturday to have my soiree, to rock out with my friends and to eat and drink to excess. I’m also getting to the point where I’ll be a little relieved when it is over. Now I remember why we have parties so seldom.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

3 thoughts on “Busy Days”

  1. Derek Coward says:

    Will you be taking a video of the house before the party and right after the party but before the cleanup? That’s always the best way to gauge a party.

  2. Danny says:


    If you are going to use XPSP2 to manage your downloads, then you should check out HappyFish at http://happyfish.info/software/download.aspx. It is awesome, free and provides management of your podcasts far beyond what Juice could hope to offer.


  3. dave says:

    Derek, there should be video before, after and during. I’m hoping if I can to get maybe even two camera footage of the MM performance to edit it together like THE LAST WALTZ or something.

    Danny, I downloaded and installed it. It will take me a little bit to be able to exploit it to its fullest and do the MTP sync and such. Seems good so far.

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