How to Update the Fujitsu T4215 to Vista Service Pack 1

I got to wondering the other day: Why hasn’t Vista Service Pack 1 showed up in my Automatic Updates yet? It’s been out since March. So, after some investigating, I discovered that Vista SP1 has problems with some laptop hardware drivers, and the T4215 has several of these drivers.

After some hours of struggle, I was finally able to get my computer upgraded to SP1. Part of the problem is that the main Fujitsu site doesn’t have the drivers you need on their web site at the moment. So, here’s what you have to do to update the T4215 to Vista SP1:
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This sounds about right: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, as conducted by ABC

After seeing part of the democratic debates on TV a couple of nights ago, I think that this is an entirely accurate portrayal of how ABC would handle the Lincoln-Douglas debates:

LINCOLN: In my opinion, slavery will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Excuse me, did an Elijah H. Johnson attend your church?

LINCOLN: When I was a boy in Illinois forty years ago, yes. I think he was a deacon.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you aware that he regularly called Kentucky “a land of swine and whores”?

LINCOLN: Sounds right — his ex-wife was from Kentucky.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did you remain in the church after hearing those statements?

LINCOLN: I was eight.

DOUGLAS: This is an important question George — it’s an issue that certainly will be raised in the fall.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce him?

LINCOLN: I’d like to get back to the divided house if I may.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce and reject him?

LINCOLN: If it will make you shut up, yes, I denounce and reject him.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you denounce and reject him with sugar on top?

LINCOLN: Yes.

There’s more. Frankly, no matter who wins, I’ll be glad when the election season is over.

Nature is Fascinating

So, we’ve all heard about how bacteria are starting to adapt to our antibiotics, right? (It’s standard-issue survival of the fittest stuff–the bacteria that can best survive antibiotics survive and reproduce, leading to more antibiotic resistant bacteria.)

Well, apparently, there are now bacteria that literally eat our antibiotics. The bacteria cited in the article can, if necessary, live only on antibiotics.

The good news is that these bacteria aren’t the kind that attack humans, but the bad news is that they’re “closely related to those that cause cystic fibrosis (Burkholderia cepacia) and blood infections (Serratia marcescens).”

On the one hand it’s terrible, because as we continue to overuse antibiotics and antibacterial soaps and the like, this is going to happen faster and faster until the antibiotic-resistant strains of our most dreaded diseases are the most common strains. On the other hand, it’s fascinating to hear about these new strains of bacteria evolving right before our eyes.

Upgrade In Progress

I’m in the process of updating to WordPress version 2.5. The site may look weird for a few minutes.

OK, I think we’re good now. Fingers are crossed, but I think I’ve fixed the problems that cropped up in the theme. Let me know if anything looks obviously wrong.

On the good side, they redesigned the backend that I’m using right now to type this, and it’s a lot prettier. Much less messy. So far, I approve.