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Posted on Sunday 21 December 2008 at 9:05 am

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This is really just a quick update to let y’all know that I’m still alive. I’ve mostly just been hanging out with family and a friend. There’s been baking, Christmas shopping, and game playing (I like the new Harry Potter Clue!). The only thing of note is that I’m having issues with my technology. When I got the laptop with Vista, I started having problems with Office 2000. Office 2000 is just too old and Vista too new for the two to cooperate very well. My folks had a version of Office 2007 that my dad got from work. They had installed it on a computer at the house and then decided they hated it so when I got home they gave it to me for me to install on my laptop. I did and everything was working wonderfully. It’ll take some time for me to get used to Office 2007, but other than that it seemed to be fine. Until I tried to sync the laptop with my handheld computer. Apparently now the handheld is too old and Office 2007 too new so they won’t talk to each other. The only area where this is a problem is Outlook. I need to be able to sync the two calendars and so far there doesn’t seem to be a way to do it. I guess I’ll just have to move everything manually for now and eventually I’ll have to get a new handheld that will sync with Office 2007. The problem there is that handheld computers / PDAs on their own are on the way out in favor of cellphone PDAs and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I don’t have anything against the idea of one gadget that can do the tasks currently performed by two gadgets, but I do have a problem with it if I have to get a much more expensive cell phone plan, and I believe you frequently do, though admittedly I haven’t looked into that much and I could be wrong. I think looking into all that may be my next mini project.

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Wild Magelet
wildmagelet at 2:40 am on 23 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately at least 80% (and I'm being generous to myself there) of the technological genes in our family went to my brother, so I can't be of much help in that department, although I'm sorry that you're having problems!

I think my brain seized up on the mention of "Harry Potter Clue", though. Is that like the board game Cluedo? Only a Harry Potter version? HP and Cluedo? The chorus of These Are A Few of My Favourite Things is suddenly and irritatingly playing in my head. :)
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:24 am on 23 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
If I am not mistaken, what we call Clue in the US is Cluedo in other parts of the world (Col. Mustard in the Study with the Lead Pipe kind of game?). I have an old Harry Potter game that plays almost exactly like Clue but was not actually Clue. There is a new one that just came out (like this month maybe) in the US that is actually a Harry Potter Clue. It is awesome! You play basically like regular Clue except parts of the board move, evil things can happen making you lose House Points, and if you lose all your House Points you are out of the game just like you would be if you make a wrong final guess.
Jules
littlepixiechic at 2:56 am on 23 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
New Harry Potter Clue! What's it like?
Rachael
bratty_jedi at 4:28 am on 23 December 2008 (UTC) (Link)
Unlike my old one, this one is actually a licensed Clue Game. This one plays like regular Clue with the additions that parts of the board move (mostly changing where secret passages go and locking or unlocking doors) and bad things can happen making you lose house points (if you lose all yours, you are out of the game but you can also collect good cards to protect your house points).


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