Computers and websites are nothing but a convoluted way to wax the cat. Really. I spent most of last night installing a new version of Ad-Aware and SpyBot on both the desktop and laptop. No real spyware or malware discovered, which is lucky because I had let both programs age dangerously out of date. Then I found ZoneAlarm, and installed that as well — and promptly broke my network connection between desktop and laptop. Or perhaps I should say ZoneAlarm was working successfully 😉 Took me a half-hour to track down the IP range to put in the trusted zone to let the computers talk again.
And of course I've spent this morning installing wordpress plugins. Because I can. I now have a prettified archives page, prettified tooltips, and a prettified categories listing in the sidebar. Oh, and I've found a better way to manage my memories page than through simple links: the Links Manager plugin.
To do with the rest of today?
- Job applications
A few million pages of reading through the Style Manual for the editing course(Okay, it was only 100. But of the Style Manual. It's all relative, right?)
- A workshop crit
- oh, and, you know, maybe actually write…