Mondays are almost always my busiest day of the week, but I’d still like to get some book work done today. Before I can do that, however, I have my usual early Monday stuff–WinInfo (done) and my UPDATE commentary (next)–as well as some other things, including a 2000-word print magazine article that’s due Wednesday and an hour-long Microsoft briefing this afternoon. That iPad review isn’t going to write itself either. I wrote a few pages of that last night. I’m struggling not to be overly negative. The device is just very disappointing to me.
Meanwhile, my office looks like the Sanford & Son set, and that doesn’t help since I want to fix it. And we spent an hour on the phone with Verizon this morning trying to figure out why my wired connection wasn’t working but the wireless ones were. (Resolution: It’s not the router, it’s not the cable, it’s the … Ethernet port on the PC?? Huh. So it is.) We get FIOS here, and it’s 25 Mb down and 18 Mb up. Usually. Not today.
(“We”? Yes, I asked my wife to make the call. I prefer for Verizon to deal with a non-techie, as I expected this would yield a quicker on-site visit. That didn’t happen, but at least we figured it out.)
I’d like to complete the rest of the Metro background stuff today if I can. This seems unlikely but that’s the goal, and if it happens it will be late in the day. Looking over the next three chapters I’ve already specced out, I suppose I could move on to the opening chapter text for any of them, plus perhaps some work on the Music+Video chapter next. We’ll see.