|n.||1.||(Baseball) a batter who hits safely more frequently when men are on base or the team is behind in the score.|
Clutching at the phantoms of the stock market.
A few days ago, we posted that we were in need of a new printer. With our first annual fund raiser yet almost 4 weeks away, our money is pretty tight right now. For 5 years, our old Samsung laser printer performed well. It never broke down, it never gave us a minute's worry.
But when it decided it was time to retire, not another page could be coaxed from that paper tray. With fliers to print and day to day printing, scanning and copying needs unmet, we were kind of in a jam.
Can I get a rimshot?
Some good friends like Dave Bowlin checked around for us but none of the spare ones they had were working so we plodded along another day without a printer. Well, that isn't exactly true. We have an HP 5100 all-in-one but the all-in-one is broken and the only thing that does work on it is the printer...
And it consumes ink at the rate Dean Martin consumed "martoonies".
So it's the bottom of the ninth, two out, nobody on and the count is 3 and 2 on the batter. The pitcher looks in, shakes off the first two signs from the catcher then nods his head and rears back to hurl a blistering fastball a bit down and inside.
The batter sees his pitch, smiles quietly and crushes the ball up beyond the nose-bleed seats and out onto Crawford Avenue. A 552 foot blast.
Well...ok, our situation wasn't quite that dramatic, but I like to fit in baseball analogies every chance I get.
Dr. Ed Matthews has been a personal friend to Diane and myself for a number of years. He's also been a major contributor to the HeliOS Project and Reglue during that time. It was Ed Matthews who was at bat that day and found us a brand new printer at refurbished prices and sent it our way.
That in itself is a blog for another day....
With just a bit of tinkering with the Samsung Unified Driver, said printer is working beautifully.
it's people like Ed Matthews that keep our little project running. It's impossible to express just how much we appreciate Ed and others like him.
But be careful when he's sliding into second....he's been known to spike infielders.