So on top of some general reshuffling, cleanup, memorizing odd Arabic words and writing overdue letters, my odyssey with the printer ended in success. A few weeks back, I’d tried to print out some photos from my shiny new laptop. The prints were alas far from shiny and new-looking: they were disturbingly grainy and blurred. Playing with innumerable printer configuration settings accomplished nothing. Today I had the inspired idea to downgrade from Photoshop CS 3 beta to CS 2. And lo and behold, my prints no longer stink (or rather, they look as good/bad as they did before the new computer. Guess I shouldn’t be using beta software to print out stuff I care about?