Spent most of the day in one of three ways:
1. Trying (and failing) to get my new notebook to connect to the campus LAN;
2. Trying (and failing) to get my new notebook to connect to the wireless LAN in my local café;
3. Searching the Internet (particularly the Dell knowledge base) for answers to #1 and #2.
Argh. At least it works when I plug it into my cable network connection at home, and I've already proven it works with the wireless network at the Law Library. I must hust have a setting wrong somewhere for #1 and #2. So I keep worrying away at it, like a dog with a bone (all right, so call the Hackneyed Cliché Police then).
Besides, it keeps me mentally occupied, busywork, don't-think-about-Monday's-funeral busywork, don't-think-about-the-massacre-in-Beslan busywork. dontthinkaboutidontthinkaboutitdontthinkaboutitdontthinkaboutitdontthinkaboutit