Monday, 2 May 2005
|1155 - Now it's an ex-fax machine|
I need to fax a 2-page document to the IRS to get a declaration that I'm a US citizen for tax purposes, to send to the folks in Spain. I've had a Panasonic KX-FP155 fax machine with answering machine for a few years. It's been cantankerous about feeding documents, and I finally had enough today. I got so mad at it that I unplugged it and threw it out the office door. It shattered quite satisfactorily.
Now, time to get a replacement...and this time, all I need is fax, since the original need for an answering machine has been superseded by the Vonage voicemail service.
current mood: pissed off
You should have shot it up with one of your guns! You could have taken a video and worn your tron suit and become even more famous! In fact, you should make a gun safety video where you shoot random stuff while wearing your tron suit to show that the stereotype of gun nuts being hillbillies and hicks is wrong!
If I had access to an outdoor gun range where ricochets from metal parts would not be a safety issue, I might do just exactly that, simply because the thing has pissed me off for the last time. However, since the only range I've got access to is an indoor range with limited area, I'll have to (reluctantly) give up the idea.
Lovely fax, the Norweigan Blue. Beautiful plumage.
Actually, when I went looking, I discovered that all-in-one machines cost the same as dedicated fax machines...probably because they're pretty much the same thing. I wound up with an HP Officejet 4215 all-in-one, which scans, prints, copies, and faxes.
I don't leave my computer on all the time. I put it to sleep at night. I can leave the fax on all the time and not worry too much.
Now, all I need to do is find a use for the suddenly surplus HP Deskjet 5550 printer and Canon N656U scanner...
Well... I screwed that all up...http://www.freecycle.org/
is the link I was trying to give you... what the heck did I manage to do wrong... sorry
Unfortunately, 1) I could use some money for it all, and 2) the closest freecycle groups are 50 and 60 miles away. I'd be surprised if Fairmont would support one.