April 4th, 2004

usb cables and printers

My printer died, and a friend gave me a Lexmark(she just upgraded to a fax/printer). She couldn't find the driver cd, so I downloaded the appropriate one off the internet. I needed a usb cable so she gave me one that had come with her dish tv system. It had the right ends, so we thought it might work.

After a lot of fustration, I still can't get it to work. Says it is not communicating and the main reason for that is loose or broken usb cable.

So my question is:
Is a usb cable a usb cable, whether it was meant for a satellite system or a computer? Or is it likely not good enough for the printer, and while it can be recognized on the computer, it cannot send/receive information for printing?

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Okay, seriously--what time is it in CST right now? Because my mom keeps on saying it's 7:22pm but on my computer clock it says 8:22pm.

I'm confused.
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A question of decency

When I was 5 I was traumatized when my brother cut his eye on a metal mailbox. I was right next to him. It's 15 years later and I still can't watch someone put a contact lens in, let ALONE imagine or speak about anything to do with eyes or eye-related injuries. Nothing has helped desensitize me, least of all teasing from friends. SO WHY DO PEOPLE INSIST ON TALKING ABOUT EYE GORE AROUND ME?! Why is it that people insist on teasing me about my eye phobia? If someone's afraid of heights or spiders, what kind of friend drags that person to the roof of a building, or dumps them in a tub of tarantulas? If someone is afraid of dogs, what's the sense in exposing them yet again to huge black beats that bark all the time? Think that's gonna help? No. You don't DO that kind of thing. What don't these people get? How can I make it clear to them?

*holds head*


there are SO MANY different kinds of pancakes! and people seem to be very passionate about their favorites-- german, crepes, popovers, buttermilk, sourdough, chocolate chip, banana, blueberry, blintzes, silver dollars . . .

what's your favorite kind of pancakes, and how do you like to eat them?