Went by the office to pay rent. This woman (learned later it was Rose) in a bathrobe and ‘jammies asked the woman leaving the rent drop if she works in the office. The one paying rent said what she was doing. So, Rose asked if I could help her. I asked what is the problem? The “Business Center” computer would not save the drivers she tried to download to her CD. She had bought a Belkin USB Wi-Fi adapter (antenna) which is supposed to be Mac compatible but the CD the installer would not work. The computer repair guys were confused why her ancient Mac didn’t have an internal Airport card. So they sold her and external antenna. She really needed it to work so she could mooch wireless off her neighbors and deal with the school.
Rose used my computer to download the drivers. Typically I burn CDs and even DVDs on the other computer, so I could not easily figure out how to burn a CD, so I ended up dragging and dropping the files onto a CD. I didn’t think that burned the data to the CD so much as wrote in a proprietary stupidity such that only the computer which wrote it can read it. So, I let her borrow my 1GB USB thumb drive where I put another copy of the drivers. It is the oldest and smallest and slowest of 4 I have. Every time someone says they have an issue of moving files I think I ought to just give them that drive, but I never remember later to do so.
Hopefully Rose will get it all working so she can mooch wireless off her neighbors?