12:20:2002 Entry: "Ann : Networking/DREAM"
IRL Last night I was able to network my iBook and G4 together. It's tougher to connect to the G4, easier to connect to the iBook...something to do with OS X on the G4 makes it harder. Anyway, this should help because Stan's getting an iBook too and now he can just connect an ethernet cable that's connected to the router to his iBook and back up his stuff to my iBook's external hard drive without having to unplug my Zip drive, plug it into his, etc. I feel like I've accomplished something that would've been unthinkable a month ago. But since hooking up the router so that both computers could access the cable modem was so easy, I thought, what the hey, let's give it a try. I guess I'm not a total ungeek anymore. I feel like I've lost my virginity.
Anyway, this whole networking thing caused me to have some very strange dream hallucinations last night. You know how some dreams are more like continual hallucinations rather than "dreams with a beginning, end and plotline?" All that kept going through my mind last night were images of tree trunks with vines around them and those long roots that some philodendron plants have, wrapping themselves around the treetrunks. Somehow these symbolized my computer network. Kinda neat...computers really do need to be more organic.