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stylewriter 1200 + XP? & Piers Anthony's _Mute_ [Oct. 12th, 2006|02:52 pm]
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First of all, after my recent little search for my Chili recipe, I realized I prob should start filling out the subject line of these entries of mine more often. We'll see if it happens or not.


Moving on. I need to print out a state form. The printer I have is an old apple Stylewriter 1200 and my current computer is a windows XP. My private attempt to get the two of them to work together failed. Anyone know of a way to get the two working together? If not, I guess I'll need to ask someone to DL and print the form I need for me. ::::sigh:::::.

Actually, I did think of one more (simple) thing to try that I should have thought of sooner, although don't have time for it today. Still suggestions would be appreciated.


I believe I've talked about Peirs Anthony's book Mute to more than one person on my lj friends list. Saying how I thought that was Mr. Anthony's best book and even some higher praise than that too.

Then with my experience about how feeble and malleable the human memory can be, I decided to stop commenting on it until I reread the book. It has been nearly 20 years since I last read it after all.

I recently located my long missing copy of it and have started rereading it. I can't say it is as good as I remembered so far. The first chapter was almost like one of his silly, simple Xanth novels; enjoyable but nothing special -- right down to "the color of her panties" (to steal a Xanth novel title) type titillation that the older me doesn't find as exciting as the teenaged me did.

Now that I'm getting farther into the book, I think I can get a gleam of something more to this story. However, it still doesn't rate the praise I gave it at one time yet. I'm hoping that gleam I spotted in the 2nd chapter will start shining as the book moves along.

I don't like misremembernig things, especially when it comes to books. I *have* claimed to be somewhat of a savant when it comes to remembering plot lines in the stories I've read or TV shows I've watched. It'd be a shame to see that part of me fading away.