Well, this is the first time I’ve ever eBayed for anything (check the “bid history” link), and I like it! It’s kind of fun, and if you do a little research, you can stand to get a pretty good deal, too! This auction ends tomorrow at 9:17am PST, so I (and you) will know if I won soon. 🙂
This particular seller doesn’t accept payment through Paypal (which I signed up for just two days ago, and who, I might add, Karen Barker’s husband works for in California), so my only question now is how much my bank will charge me to get a money order done up.
Here’s a neat Unix trick you can run from the command line to strip out all lines from a file containing the pattern you specify.
You learn something every day! 🙂
Went off without a hitch!
Here’s some recommended reading:
I tried to get a credit card at my bank today. Luckily I only had to wait about 30 seconds after filling out a form for this little gem:
So, for now it looks like I just have to wait for my Florida driver’s license to come in. Then I’ll be able to apply for a Target credit card. Yay.
I compiled a list of issues with Apple’s operating system release, Jaguar. You can find it here.
By the way, I’m surfing the web via Apple’s Airport technology now. It just works, it’s so cool!
Went into Target today to apply for one of their credit cards. None of my Canadian credit counts down here, so I have to start with department stores.
This involved filling out a big form with my address, social security number, birth date, home phone, work phone, previous address, and other details. My application was rejected because I didn’t have a US driver’s license with a picture yet. That’s fine, I didn’t meet their requirements. But then they wanted to keep my rejected application. *That* I had a problem with. They said they’d keep it in their safe for me. I said that I wanted it back. They wouldn’t give it to me. I asked why, and the best answer they could give me (and believe me, it’s not very good) was that it’s store policy. Ugh.
Meta-rant: I never had any rants before I started blogging.
So whilst at Target picking up an 25′ phone extension cord so I could place my computer anywhere in my tiny apartment, I picked up Sheryl Crow‘s new album, “C’mon C’mon” for $13.99. That’s $20.99 Canadian. Yikes.
But it’s worth every penny. Every song on the album is strong melodically and lyrically, and of course, features Sheryl Crow’s strong vocals. I found this album begging me to play it again. I can’t wait to play it in my car.
There’s a number of pleasant production/arrangement surprises on the album too. I won’t spoil it here, though. Just go buy it already. 🙂