Amazingly, I got my X10 working.
I went to use my X10 remote a few minutes ago to turn off my TV (it's an old TV, I'll talk about this in a minute). It wouldn't work. I tried other appliance modules, and they didn't work. I tried different house codes and unit codes. Still no go. I tried moving the transceiver. No good.
It was then that I noticed that the transceiver module would get hot very quickly. I took it out and brought in the one from the living room. After setting the house code to match my remote, I was able to turn on my TV. Then I tried turning on my lights..... SUCCESS!
So now I have to go get a replacement module for the living room.
My current TV is a very old mono color TV with 2 antenna terminals on the back. It's not very good, and I can see the quality (what little it has) degrade over time. So, I went window shopping for a new television today. I found one that is almost like this one, but with a Picture-in-Picture feature. The price is $299 at Costco. I'm most likely going to buy it tomorrow.
Quantum for QuickBooks
My stepdad finally wanted to try the program I've been developing. I said I would package it up and put it on the computer. Unfortunately, it now crashes on my computer whenever I close it. I'm hoping that this is because I developed it in Visual Basic 6 and I now have both Visual Studio 6 and Visual Studio .NET on here. I'll package it up and put it on his computer, and hopefully it will work there. I plan on porting this to .NET, as soon as I can find a good widget library (the standard .NET one is very bad).