UPS used to have a slogan (maybe they still do?) that they used on their television advertising: “Moving at the speed of business.”The idea, of course, was to make the viewer perceive of UPS as a fast-moving company. At the other end of the spectrum, I like to think of companies that move glacially as:”Moving at the speed of banks.”We ate at the XYZ restaurant (cleverly located within the W Hotel)last night. It’s a very trendy, hip place, but we had fun anyway. Neither of us were wearing enough black or drinking enough martinis to be mistaken as regulars, though.

Spent a good portion of the day wrestling with my Compaq again. Now that it actually boots, I can play with XFree86, sound support, and all that other stuff. The Matrox Mystique card that’s in the box sucks very large rocks through a very small straw, so I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it. Basically, I can live with 8-bit color, or shell out for a nicer card. Tough call. What really got me into hot water was deciding to install the XFree86 4.0 distribution, which just came out yesterday or the day before. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem, but they changed all the config file formats, and didn’t have time to produce much documentation before releasing the code to the public. Doh!Also spent some time getting X11Amp to run on the PC. Of course,due to the *(%&$%(%ing lack of color depth beyond 8-bits, the amp itself doesn’t look too good, but at least it’s functional.