I had planned to spend a couple hours this evening working on the final draft of my novel. Shortly after I began, up popped my friendly Microsoft Autoupdater, informing me of an available update. Which I installed. At which point Microsoft informed me that it had determined my Office CD Key was invalid, and I could no longer use its software.
My Office for Mac CD (which I paid for and installed legally, I make a point to mention) is at home somewhere. I and my laptop, meanwhile, are visiting my parents. Perfect timing.
It’s funny, isn’t it? The only software I’ve had any problems with on my Mac (in the nine years since I switched) was made by Microsoft.
I take it as a sign from the open source gods. I’m currently downloading OpenOffice. As of this moment the download is supposed to take another hour and a half, so I figure I’ll do some blogging to pass the time. I haven’t updated this blog in quite a while.
So if you’d like to can go on to read about my current novel and the process of revising and submitting it for publication – that’s all I got through before dinner time.