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[Apr. 7th, 2005|05:05 am]
Wind arose, then rain began to fall. The almost-summer passed in a single day. I'm happy to see that April is displaying it's traditional changeability. I'm keeping the windows open so I can enjoy the sound of splashing and trickling, and the fresh, cool air. I'm also happy that I got the rain gutters cleaned out just in time. They were clogged with dead mulberry blossoms two days ago, and most likely would have overflowed should this storm produce a downpour, as April's storms often do just before they end. Spring rain is my favorite rain.

Migrating from one computer to another is remarkably bothersome. There is a steeper learning curve than I expected, too. Making adjustments eats time. I also find it surprisingly disorienting to be using two different machines, alternately. I'm still going to Sluggo to fetch e-mail, and I still have a lot of files that need to be transfered, and I find that using the old mouse is quite annoying after having become accustomed to the wireless optical mouse on the new system. How did I ever put up with that thing? On the other hand, I still find Sluggo's keyboard easier to use. The new one has many more keys, and they are in unexpected places, so I keep hitting the wrong ones.

I am enjoying Firefox greatly. I like going to ad-laden web sites and zapping ads. Hah! Take that, Verizon! Begone, mortgage company! Away with you, monkey game! This is fun. I think I'll still be using Opera part of the time, though. There are certain web sites it gets along with very well, and I like the fact that its built-in e-mail client can be set to check one of my in-boxes frequently and is handy for firing off quick messages. If Firefox had an extension for e-mail, and one for an Opera-like status bar (the best I've seen), it would be just about perfect. If I had any geek skillz, I'd make extensions for those features.

I believe I can detect the beginnings of paleness in the eastern sky. Time to fire up the Slug and see if there's been any mail tonight. I guess I'm going to have to sully the new computer with Outlook Express, eventually, but I've been putting it off. Even if it turns out to be more stable on this computer than it was on Sluggo, I shall count the days until I can be rid of it.