So now that our Disaster Recovery exercise is complete, its back to our regulaly scheduled program.  I’ve got a few things on my list to get done that I have been meaning to touch on.

One will be how well the T-Mobile MDA worked as a modem for my laptop (before it crashed), another is a review of Pluck, a freeware news aggregator that I’ve used for well more than a year, and some other not-quite-yet-formulated ideas swirling in my head.
Earlier today I had crafted a great post for the blog on my MDA, and just as I posted it, Opera mobile for Pocket PC dumped the post and exited!  Frustrating, because I typed a good post on the small keyboard, and because up to that point it was working quite well.  I tried to start Opera again to no avail – it just wouldn’t load.  I’ll probably need to reboot the MDA to get Opera to load again, so I’m losing interest right now.

On the home front, we’re going to be meeting with some of the contractors for our new townhouse, picking out tile, carpet, colors, appliances, etc… this week, so that’ll be fun.  More opportunitiy to spend money (ugh), though we’ll be keeping it realistic.

Towards the end of the week, we’ll be having a quarterly departmental meeting somewhere offsite.  This usually is interesting, though the last one would have been hard to prove otherwise.  During one of the group meetings, I get to talk about RSS, and maybe we can mention our DR Blog.  The introduciton of new ideas and new technologies can be so hard in a medium sized corporation.  Everything is so static.  Its actually embarasing that the some of the corporate management team is more energetic and enthusiastic about new ideas and technology than some of the IT staff!

At any rate, its back to the “grind” as we get back to the real business of IT at work, and I can get back to focusing on my interests here on the blog.  I’d been trying to post while at DR, but it didn’t work as well as I had hoped.  I had the time, was connected to the ‘net, but had no inspiration to write.

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