Whoa! That one was close!
Had a nice chat with Mussa and "Steve" in New Delhi, or wherever. My Norton was having fits because it expired two weeks ago. It would ask me if I wanted to go on-line and renew and I would say yes and it would chug away for twenty minutes then just seize up and start to drool on itself. So, finally, I went to their web-site on purpose to renew and the order screen just hung after I entered all of my information. It only occurred to me after I was told I could only use their customer service chat room with IE 5.5 or above that that was the problem all along: Symantec can't deal with regular browsers. But I didn't want to risk duplicating the order, so I played along. It still took twenty minutes of uber-polite typing to get it unstuck. Maybe I should have taken it as an opportunity to try McAfee or someone else. Symantec has gotten morbidly obese over the years to the point where they can barely get out of their own way. Oh, well. I'm safe from the boogie man for another year. Right?
Dear God, it's Pledge Month on PBS. Again. I can't do Pledge Month. I don't have the attention span to sit through three or four minutes of regular TV commercials. I've honest-to-god timed some of these these pledge breaks at over twelve minutes. By then I've forgotten what's on and wandered off.
I guess I'll have to go to an actual movie or something.
Ah, a chorus of car alarms singing high sweet counterpoint to the thunderstorm. Dogs barking, car alarms oogah-ing, thunder crashing, old farts whining (on PBS), all is right with the world.