July 28th, 2006


Dear Internet

I have BRU 1.2.0 installed on Mac OS X Server 10.4.7 (8J135). Attached to said machine is an 8 cassette Sony DDS Autoloader Unit (TSL-S11000). I've inserted a fresh cassette of 8 empty cartridges. BRU recognizes that the cartridges are there (I can load/unload a new cartridge into the drive) via the Tools->Library Manager tool. However, the new tapes don't appear in the Data Manager-->Tapes window. When I tried to write to the new tapes, I got the message "Can't tell where the tape in drive 1 of changer0 came from" Any suggestions for how I might get BRU to recognize the new tapes would be appreciated.

From Denver, With Love

Via Marginal Revolution:


From Denver, With Love
For American men tired of American women, Richard Beals knows how to Thai the knot.
By Luke Turf
Article Published Mar 2, 2006

Five balding white men and a sixth wearing a hearing aid sit around a bamboo table in a Bangkok bar, under swaying fans and a neon Johnnie Walker sign that casts a faint red light over the group.
The six, all Americans, are waiting for Richard Beals. Each have paid $5,950 to Richard's Denver-based business that takes men on marriage tours halfway around the world. The minute they stepped off the airplane in Thailand, all six seemed younger, wealthier, better-looking than they had in the United States. All six are seeking Thai brides.

All six share a distrust of love American style.

Fifty-five-year-old Greg Sefchik, the man with the hearing aid, is the only one who's taken the marriage tour before. Richard gave him a $2,500 discount on this second trip.

Greg lives in Ohio, where he works at a Ford manufacturing plant. Tired of American women, he traveled to Thailand last spring to find a new wife.

Thailand Romance Tours takes men to three Thai cities to meet women whom Richard has screened personally and deemed good wife material. But on the May 2005 trip, Greg ran off with a 38-year-old woman who was not on the tour but worked in a hotel in Bangkok, the tour's first stop. Richard had a feeling she was a former "bar girl," a woman who'd learned English while selling sex to Western men in bars, and he pleaded with Greg to get back on the tour. "I'm trying to find you a good wife, not just a bed partner," he told him.

Greg rejoined the tour on its last stop, in the city of Khon Kaen. But not before he gave the woman from the hotel a $3,800 ring.

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