Gone for a week

My unit tells me it’s time for AT. This will actually be my first one as last summer I was just finishing up my Basic/AIT. If you’re reading this and wondering what the heck I’m talking about it might help if I told you that I’m in the Army Reserve. So I guess what I’m saying is that you might not want to look for any new entries any sooner than 22-Jun (not that I really think I have any regular readers, it’s just fun to say :).

Another hidden meaning (that’s no longer hidden) is that there really won’t be much happening regarding Bugzilla Documentation or any other Bugzilla work for the next week+. It may be worth noting that the IRC stats for #mozilla, #mozillazine, #calendar, and #mozwebtools (while on that topic, better [longer sampling time] stats for #mozwebtools are found at http://web.sigkill.com/mozwebtools/) will continue to be updated as long as nothing bad happens to my machine while I’m gone (like a power outage).

Michael Katzmann asked a questing in n.p.m.webtools yesterday about creating PDF’s out of the Bugzilla documentation. I had tried to do this before, but failed miserably. Many thanks to Don Fike who helped me unlock the mystery. For the curious, here’s a link to the thread using Google groups.

Goodness, as I look at this entry I see that it’s not only the longest one I’ve done to date, it’s also got the most links. Guess I just wanted to make sure I said everything I had to say before I left or something…

My laptop hates me

I’m convinced that my laptop thinks of me as the enemy. Almost since I bought it I’ve had a problem where every now and then it would say the registry (Windows XP, yuck) had to be restored from a backup. It was almost always successful. However, I think there were a couple instances where it apparently wasn’t as the nifty screen with all the usernames/pictures would never show up and I was forced to reformat it. It’s gotten even worse now, to the point where it just randomly locks up… even right after reformatting the drive. This really makes me think there’s a hardware problem of some sort. The worst part is, it’s less than 1 yr old.

Fortunately, when I bought it from Circuit City, I got the service contract with it. I guess it’s time to take it in to them and have them do something about it. Now is even the ideal time because I won’t be around next week to miss it.