Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Chosing a computer to record music

I wonder what computer I should use to record music? I am thinking my new used Mac Mini may do this but it seems a very slow machine. I will test it at audio recording. I may install Ardor on this Mac Mini. I do know the Linux computer I have Ubuntu Studio installed on works.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Finally the e-mail store is backed up to the USB key

Finally I moved the copying job from the Dell Vostro which kept over heating to the newer Dell Precision and the files copied over fine and that is done now.

I am now focusing on making a copy of the files on my laptops for a year end back up. I did not actually use a desktop computer at home this past year.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I am still struggling to get one copy of my old email storage backed up to to an USB key.

I am working with old email storage on a network drive and using my Dell Vostro to copy the files to a 64GB USB key. These are emails from between 1996 and 2010.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Still working on that one copy of the eMac email store to USB key

I am still working on backing up email. I also have to do year end back ups of my current laptops soon.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

I have almost completed one copy of the eMac's email stores.

I am using my Dell Vostro 3350 to copy files from the network backup storage of eMac emails to a USB key. This is almost completed now. This has all of the existing emails from 1995 and 1996 and 1998 from my Mac Performa 580CD.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

I canceled an order for a brand new Mac Mini and am trying to find a used Mac to get my email storage more portable.

I did order a Mac Mini from the local Apple Store but then canceled the order. I am going to next look for a used recent model mac computer and then possible not finding that, I will try to connect my old eMac Apple computer to an external monitor. This means only buying a Mini VGA adapter or find one around my office somewhere.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Getting email files off a broken Apple eMac computer.

My old 2006 eMac computer is broken and the monitor seem to be the broken part. The computer will still boot up. With a little direction and encouragement from my brother, I logged into the Apple eMac computer remotely over my home LAN from an Ubuntu Studio laptop. I am now copying the Library/Mail files off to a network drive. I have done this logging in remotely to a computer with a dead screen, once before for a friend whose computer was broken. A Linux computer is a good option for logging in remotely. Then I simply copy files off the hard drive to a network drive.

Tomorrow I pick up a brand new Mac Mini from the local Apple Store and bring it home and try to load the old emails into the new machine. I then may try to export those old 1995 to 2010 emails to Thunderbird.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

My email backups are almost completed but I have not yet installed Thunderbird

I have email from storage on a network drive now backed up to a USB external drive. I also have started to back up the same storage to a simple USB key or memory stick. Next steps will be trying to import all this Pre-2010 email to Thunderbird email software with on a Linux computer or on a Windows 10 computer.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Email back ups and searching are two email concerns.

I am going to test out loading all my past 22 years of emails into Thunderbird and see if I can convert all the old files to load there. I am also concerned with a quick way of searching old emails.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Annual back ups of the laptops in my home.

I will back up the hard drives of laptops in my home to USB external drives and network shares and may also use some cloud services this year for the annual back up.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Mostly using a Dell Precision m2800 laptop at home

I have mostly been using a leased Dell Precision m2800 laptop at home. The lease runs another 7 months into the summer of 2018.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Ingress an exergame

I have been playing Ingress on my cell phone for about 21 months now. I am in Washington D.C. this weekend at a competition.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Also buying a Sony Smart Watch SW2

Managed to purchase a Smart Watch that will work with the clearance priced Xperia J phone.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Buying a Sony Xperia J cell phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

I will pay 49.95 plus tax for a cell phone with no term from Bell Canada. It will cost 50$ plus tax per month for the connection, voice and 200 GB of data from the net. It's a Sony Xperia J and I will may be buy a Sony Smart Watch 2 to go with it.

Buying a Dell Chromebook 11.

I have been buying Dell Windows 7 laptops and desktops sometimes for other people. I have also purchased a Dell Mini 9 netbook with Ubuntu and further purchased two Dell Vostro laptops with Ubuntu pre installed. This will be my first Chromebook and I am buying it with business financing.