A right pain in the neck

by Suw on September 1, 2004

I have probably the worst crick in my neck than I've had for ages. It feels like one of my vertebrae is trying to get out and walk. I know my spine well enough to know that the ache now will be ongoing until I see my chiropractor or acupuncturist. Roll on next week, when a car will once again be available for me to go see one of them. Meantime, expect whining and irritability.
Other stuff… Filming on Monday was great. We got 78 set-ups (each new set-up is a new camera position) done in 5.5 hours, which is pretty good going. Most Hollywood films manage about 10 a day, according to Vince. I did most of the camerawork, which I am really getting into now. I'll write more about it on the Bad News Blog when I have a moment. Probably tomorrow now.
Was disappinted to discover that my G4 PowerBook takes only Airport (wifi) cards, and the card I have is an Airport Express which doesn't fit. Looked on the Apple site but couldn't find an Airport card. *sigh* I do have a spare pcmcia network card which might work instead. Otherwise it's eBay. Must also try to figure out which sort of battery I need so I can get one ordered and start using this baby in its untethered state. UPDATE: A friend of mine has offered to swap my Airport Extreme card for a spare Airport card he has. Bargain!
Meantime, object of my lust is no longer the 12″ PowerBook but instead the new G5 iMac. I mean, just look at it. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? And actually, it's a lot more affordable than the 12″ PowerBook. Hmmm…
No brainer.

Anonymous September 1, 2004 at 9:19 pm

Be careful. You could end wanting to buy the two Macs, instead of just one…

Anonymous September 1, 2004 at 9:24 pm

“Could”? “End up”?
Think it might be a bit late for that, mate. ;-)

Anonymous September 2, 2004 at 7:06 am

Airport cards were discontinued about 4 weeks ago. If you're lucky you'll find a shop that still has a few in stock, but otherwise your only option is to buy one used.

Anonymous September 2, 2004 at 7:39 am

Four weeks ago? Oh, just my luck. As it happens, though, one of my friends has offered to swap me an Airport for an Airport Express card. Yay! So hopefully I'll be sorted soon.

Anonymous September 2, 2004 at 7:55 am

Um Suw, dear, just imagine trying to lug a G5 imac to a conference. Stick with the portable ;-)

Anonymous September 2, 2004 at 9:03 am

ooh, but one can never have too many computers! ;-)

Anonymous September 2, 2004 at 10:21 pm

Sorry for my baaad english, I have only one excuse : I'm French, and unfortunately I write sometimes this king of ugly sentences, thinking it is plain Ol' good english (how is this one ?)

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