Friday, December 30, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
I also gifted some music to family from the iTunes store for a Christmas present.
Monday, December 26, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
I also installed, R, R-base, R-latex and R-recommended. This evening I will transfer some school files over from my data mining course and test drive the R. I will also download Ggobi and try that out too. This will require that I access and search for Ggobi on the web.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
I also used the copied iTunes folder to update my iPod so lost some voice memos (I don't know why) which I am just transfering back.
I used my Iomega huge 20GB portable drive to do these transfers by swapping the USB cable between the two eMacs which are side by side on the living room desk.
I finally cleaned up cables in the office in front of the PC server and the shelves. Most of the cables are now behind the shelves. I also cleared off my desktop space around the IBM monitor, MSN keyboard, and IBM mouse, so I can comfortably and safely use the Fedora core machine in the office. I also after this just minutes ago, cleared up papers and headphones and ear phones off the living room desk.
Friday, December 16, 2005
eMac working fine now
I was able to set up my email by the end of Thursday. It is still a little buggy. I was able to make those back up DVD's so I have reached some safety now with computers and saving all my volumious writing which is largely emails. But this email back up includes most non-spam email I have ever received too in a broken not quite continuous and smooth record from 1996 to 2005 on a variety of different computers. This is all now on two identical DVD's and I will make a third copy still as three copies are recommended by security professionals for back up archives of files.
Open source software installs on new eMacI installed Neo Office 1.2 alpha late yesterday.
I am reinstalling tex, texshop, R and Grass on my new eMac which means X11 first, from my Mac OS X DVD. Then R which installs G77 the fortran compiler and also tsk(sp?). Then over to tex shop and the i-installer to install X11 apps for teXshop. Then install teX again with i-installer. Then finally texshop itself. Then Grass which might wait until tomorrow. teX2005 includes code for both Mac architectures Mac PPC and Mac Intel which means the open source developers are already designing for the new intel Macs before the hardware is for sale.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
I got my new computer an Apple eMacBut this new computer does not work well yet. I am attemping right now to reinstall Mac OS X. I have transfered all the applications and user accounts and network settings from my old eMac. After doing this I was able to open about three applications but once open could not do anything with them. I did a hardware test at my brothers suggestion and the hardware is fine. We both figured that perhaps the file transfer had made the new eMac not work properly. I was also not given the extra 512 MB RAM chip I paid for. It seems either the store was trying to rob me or they forgot to install it. I will have to get the extra 512 MB RAM chip from them and install it myself. I have paid for it already. I guess I could see this as one time when I am giving a store credit rather than them giving me credit.
I have about 30 minutes left in the Max OS X install and then I can see again if the new eMac works. In fact in the time it took me to write this it has rebooted and asked for the Install Disk 2.
This first Mac OS X install didn't work. So I did a clean install and did not firewire transfer anything but instead used my USB back up drive to do things manually. I am taking my usual file storage area on the desktop and moving it to the documents folder.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
I am backing up or copying my Desktop folder to my Iomega portable hard drive which I will again try to take to school and use it on computers there and then burn DVD's of these files.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
eMac now running Tiger
I was able to get a copy of Tiger on a family license. So now my old eMac is running Tiger. I had wanted to try widgets and I am trying a TV watching widget, a URL checker widget, and a longfingers World View widget. Longfinger's PSP version of the World View inspired some PSP web mastering by me a few weeks ago.
My computers and gadgets are all running ok except for the Palm but that was only a minor hiccup. My Palm w ran out of power so need to be restored from back up. I also installed Documents to Go on the Mac so now have that functionality between the Palm and the Mac. I am tempted to upgrade the Palm to a Treo 650 this Christmas because my Noikia cell phone contract has almost expired. The Palm w was last Christmas present to myself and the previous Christmas(2003) the cell phone was on a holiday deal from Bell Canada.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
I repartitoned the external USB 160GB drive on my eMac and made a partition large enough to hold the iTunes folder for the 60GB iPod. I did have to change the iTunes folder location back to the eMac temporarily, so needed to trash about 10 GB of songs to do this. I am now putting my music CD's back into iTunes. I am having trouble because songs I bought recently from the iTunes store are on the iPod but not in iTunes. Apple iTunes support have send me a web link to a help page on how to transfer songs on the iPod so I will read that and see if I can solve my problem.
I was able to find a source for eMacs. So I may buy an eMac from the school computer store. I would get a superdrive model with 1 GB memory and maybe 250GB hard drive. I need some help to afford this.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Compaq Presario 1210I removed Iomega tools from this laptop. I also removed Microsoft money. Parhaps I should have left Iomega tools on until I was sure I could connect to the Internet. I willl try to use a modem connection and also a PMICIA ethernet card now.
Friday, November 11, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Monday, October 31, 2005
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Sunday, October 16, 2005
The other PDA art tool was Q draw perhaps more in line with my school training in arts and I used it to draw a floor plan of our apartment. I was quicker and did a better drawing, than I have with other softwares like Illustrator and Photoshop. The reason perhaps is because doing this on the palm was more like holding a sketch pad with a pen instead of a mouse. Yet the various drawing tools are similar to other computer drawing programs where there are tools such as shapes and fill and of course text my all time favorite tool as I was trained to techincal drawing and map making. These types of drawings are incomplete without text labels.
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Monday, October 10, 2005
Talking about confusion I am thinking that emacs(which are not eMacs) are an answer to my computer needs from the 1980's. I wanted a word processor in those days but could not afford one for our Vic 20.
I have been reading these critcal works about the internet recently:
- Rose, Ellen. User Error: Resisting the Computer Culture (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2003).
- Shenk, David. Data Smog : Surviving the Information Glut (San Francisco, Calif. : Harper Edge, 1997).
- Stoll, Clifford. High Tech Heretic: Why Computers Don't Belong in the Classroom and Other Reflections by a Computer Contrarian (New York: Double Day, 1999).
Ellen Rose makes some interesting comments about hackers and how she can and can not say who these people are and what motivates them. I am curious to see this attempt being made at all.
on emacs: I think Richard Stallman must have been pretty smart of have assessed our needs as hackers in the 1980s and late 1970's by choosing to build a word processor but perhaps given computing needs of programmers this was not such a great move. He needed emacs for programming in other words writing code. But I cant even be sure that is why he made emacs that is just what I have read. Perhaps I should email him about this or check his web site. As opposed to writers and what we needed I am not so sure Richard Stallman the original author of the emacs software was really creating something free for authors and writers.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Monday, October 03, 2005
I have my first rack now. It is case for 10 U on wheels and is totally covered but not fully weather proof. It is lockable to a limted extent. I now need a good power bar for this rack. A dual pentium III server for this rack would cost about 400$ US or about 500$ CND. A cheap laptop might be a better idea. I am thinking of writing a book about open source music workstations. I know nothing about Linux music workstations so would present it after and as I learned these workstations.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Thursday, September 29, 2005
I am just installing Debian 3.1 r0 on the T30 Thinkpad. I have WinXP working on the first 29GB. I have an 8 GB FAT partition which is the D drive. But realise that it is Fedora Red Hat linux that can see and write to fat partitions. I am not sure about Debian. I am installing Debian into a 19GB partition. I have a 750MB swap partition. So basically today and Monday/Tuesday I have reinstalled all the operating systems on the T30. If I could replace the screen I would have the cool laptop system back in use. I may order a 256 MB RAM PC2100 chip for this laptop today at the school computer store.
I am copying my user account on the eMac and all the files and folders to my back up hard drive. This is about 10GB. I will perhaps wait a bit to make my DVD back ups. But this user account would be one thing to back up. Also I would back up to DVD, the My Documents folder from my windows machines.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
My eMac computer is still working ok although MS Internet explorer is a bit buggy these days. The broken laptop can be my windows machine. And my used iBook might be here this week. So there is really no need for a new machine right now. I have at least two more computers here that can surf the net. I am keeping all my email on the eMac these days and can also back up this email. I also now have access to DVD burners at school and will be buying some blank DVD's and making some DVD backups soon. I may do that this weekend. I would use my 20GB USB drive to copy files off the eMac and thern burn them to DVD at school on the Learning Commons computers now available in our library.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
The clamshell iBook should arrive next week sometime. I will still need to buy it a larger hard drive and install Panther on it. I will also still need to install more memory.
If I get a new refurbished Thinkpad I will use the 60GB drive and reinstall WinXP and Debian 3.1 on the new Thinkpad.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
I have been making some web pages with dream weaver. I built a little bit of a fan web site for the TV show Stargate. I need to write a little more content for these web pages before Wednesday evening. I will do some of this tonight.
So this goes back to my two 160GB drives with a network USB connector. I will wait until the Linksys USB hard drive network connector becomes a bit cheaper and also get two other 160GB drives for general (none back up) use but I will also wait until these drives become cheaper. The new 160GB drive cost about 280$.
Speaking of costs I have also been upgrading my PA equipment and that has cost hundreds of dollars. I am getting a rack case for this music gear and might buy some music rack cases for computers at some point. May be later this fall I will buy a small 1U or 2U HP server with Pentium III dual processors and about 60GB hard drives. This would be to do music on the server maybe as a Linux workstation may be as a WinXP or WinVista workstation. Maybe dual boot would work well. I would need at least one PCI slot on the server too for a music interface card. At least I can use the music store for a supplier of rack cases. I think I will take some pictures now of my new PA gear and place them on our musical blog.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Thursday, September 01, 2005
I then retired to work on my laptop hooked up to an external monitor. I installed some software on the Win2K side of the computer. I have installled WinZip, Adobe Reader, FireFox, Black Ice, Lotus Smart Suite, I had trouble installing Illustrator 8.0. I also installed the Palm Desktop on the Win2K.
Speaking of the Palm, I tried installing some Palm softwares I had paid 2$ for namely Chess annd Checkers on my Tungsten W but neither worked very well. Oh well 2$ down the drain.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Sunday, August 28, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
I was able to get my PSP updated to system 2.0. I can now wirelessly surf the internet on my play station portable. I learned a little of how to use it and bookmarked my personal home page and my wife's poetry page. I will now test playing Apple iTunes files on it.
Monday, August 22, 2005
I am taking the laptop to the school's repair shop to have it looked at tomorrow or today. I also need to install Debian again.
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I emailed the school's hardware repairs services and asked if they could fix the laptop's screen. They charge 35$ per hour. The new screen may cost a lot.
I am reading about SGML, IP law, and e-business this morning.
Recovery of the laptop!It is only the screen that was broken on the laptop. But this is a key part. On Monday I will call IBM and see if they can fix it. I was able to connect the laptop to an external monitor and access everything and keep it working. I took the entire My Documents folder off using a USB hard drive of 20GB size. I am able to access all the word processing documents on the Macintosh computer. These are most of my key school documents. The only other documents that might be windows only are SAS program files. I may not need these too dearly this year as I may not study much in the way of statistics this year. I also took the email off the laptop be exporting it to Netscape and then copying this folder full of email to the Mac mail program. In the end I had just bought a new 60GB hard drive for the IBM laptop and installed it and tried to put on the operating systems WinXP and Debian. Both failed at this point. With the Debian though it is just a matter of getting X windows working.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
My laptop is brokenMy laptop got knocked off the coffee table and is now unusable. Thus this linux plan is on hold now. I will have to use my Macintosh computer now. This accident will test my back up process. I did not yet make an end of July back up so I will be using my end of June back up CD. I did make a back up CD of email at the end of July. Now I need to decide what I will do for a laptop. Perhaps the used iBook will be my laptop. Perhaps I will buy another IBM laptop. For now I am using my eMac computer.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
With this method I am wondering about the Grub or Boot Magic. In other words how do you handle the dual boot up?
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Researching the install of Fedora and WinXP
I found this page at a Linux on Thinkpads ring site http://www.phys.cwru.edu/~covault/linux_fedora_core3_x23.html I read most of the page. I would have to buy partition magic for this method and this guy kept his original WinXP because he did not want to buy XP. So two differences in my senario. I have a copy of WinXP from school that my tuition has paid for and two I am installing on a new hard drive. But I also learned from this web page that Fedora core is an easy OS to install on a Thinkpad in terms of drivers for the various Thinkpad parts.
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Major project: install WinXP and Debian Linux on my IBM Thinkpad T30 laptop
My next major Linux install will be to get this Thinkpad T30 working as a dual boot machine. I will download and install Debian as well as WinXP on this laptop. I still need to research the Debian step. I also need to do back up with the 20GB USB drive but the My Documents folder on my Thinkpad is only some 6 GB in size so this USB 20GB drive will do this no problem. I must remember to do a Win Fat format on this USB drive with my eMac computer.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
I am buying a 60GB hard drive, a 20 GB USB drive and a 16 channel mixing board.I did a fair amount of shopping today. I won on ebay a 20GB USB hard drive for a fair price. I also put a down payment on a Behringer 16 channel mixing board. I also must now pay for a 60GB hard drive for my IBM laptop and from this same ebay seller I bought an iLife DVD. It is difficult to manage all this spending and money. The mixer will possible make money for me. I was able to make 40$ this past month with our PA system. I will have spent about 550$ on this PA by the end of the summer. But my original PA system has paid for itself. It originally cost about 1600$. I have earned this much with it from about 1993 to 1999.
Monday, August 08, 2005
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
Sunday, July 31, 2005
I was able just this afternoon to update the ATI Radeon 7500 video driver. Also windows update checked my WinXP lisense this time with what they call a genuine windows checker or validator.
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
I should also do some more coding in C++ and also R's language needs reviewing and Grass needs learning.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
The iBook did not arrive at the end of the week so hopefully it arrives next week. My funds for fixing it up won't be available until the 11th of August.
With about 250$ or less for a larger iBook hard drive, a similar amount for the Thinkpad second hard drive, plus 100$ or less for an ultra bay hard drive holder, plus 150$ for more iBook memory; I am looking at about 750$ in computer expenses in the near future. Then might have to pay 100$ for an external DVD burner. But if I buy the hard drives on ebay I can save about 200$ and also I can save on the ultra bay hard drive holder maybe getting it for 30-60$. The memory cost is about as cheap as it can get right now so costs might be more like 600$ for everything.
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Sunday, July 17, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
I heard a Yukon artist on the TV arguing that we could not have a pure state of nature but we could temper our use of resources and justify our use and control and use less of nature and still survive. I like this view better than Suzuki's.
Suzuki is very famous and has probably done a lot of good.
Monday, July 11, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Friday, July 01, 2005
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
I started to download podcasts. I tried the inside mac radio show and searched some Canadian podcasts. There was an interesting graduates podcast in Canada but I could not get it to work in the iTunes music store. I am only trying free podcasts so far. The inside mac podcast lead me to some mac support sites that I could buy memory at.
I bought a clamshell iBook on ebay. It cost 250$ CND. I managed after about a week or surfing, searching and bidding to get an iBook that is in good shape and costs less than others that were sold this past week. The seller's feedback is only 1 though so I am taking a bit of a risk but the person seems alright and the deal will be paid for tomorrow. The delivery will be by UPS. This iBook will need more memory and also perhaps I could install a 40 or 60 GB hard drive. I would also need a copy of Mac OS X Tiger to put on the new hard drive. That is my next big mac software upgrade to my Macs.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
I acessed the green party web site and wrote a reply about a web based database of the gun control registry. Someone wanted to estimate the costs. I posted something about the requirements possibly needed.
I am using my PSP regularly now. I now own four UMD movies. There are about 50 movies or so for sale at amazon.com and this is growing all the time. Like other corporate money making schemes it is designed to get bigger and produce more trash for our planet. I caught some news about AMD suing Intel today.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
I am following exact instructions given at Apple support pages. I using a trial account at dot Mac to use dot Mac's IMAP email server to upload from windows then download email to the eMac. I have 600 MB to transfer. I have to do this in small portions as the IMAP server account at dot Mac has a 30MB limit.
I am making a lot of copies of email stores on the eMac and need to delete these backups and organisational tools after I am done. By orgainsational tools I mean I am seperating large inboxes to temporary folders to make it easier to sort the uploaded and then downloaed emails into the eMac inbox and not miss a single email. Back up store folders are just a standard precaution.
I was also able to help a friend back up his email in Win98 and next week I will help him install his new 80GB hard drive. I will not loan him my copy of Windows. He will still run win98. I have given him a linux computer as well. There is a balance there.
I installed my new colour ink cartridge on my Espon 440 in the office. I am also working in Open Office and Word to write a brief legal paper for my spring term work in my public law course where there is nothing to learn about computers and the law. I am happy with this. But in fact I did learn to download the professor's power point slides from last term then when this terms slides are posted I "save target as" and then as I save, I delete last term's power point file and replace it with the fresh download all in the same "save as" dialogue box.
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
I have watched a movie while going home from work now. After giving two labs on minitab last night I was taking a later train and needed to wait half an hour. I watched Spiderman 2 while waiting for the train and then watched it on the train.
I downloaded some Java software to view a map collection at http://www.davidrumsey.com/.
Monday, June 13, 2005
Friday, June 10, 2005
I would now like to explore R and all the new R and Debian features. This past year I downloaded and installed R for the first time. This year I have learned to use R and have completed some formal training in the use of R for data mining. Next winter in 2006 I may be able to use R for other statistical techniques and also theoretical statistics.
I am installing Debian 3.1r0 on the Thinkpad 760ED right now and it going very smoothly. Except that just now I ran out of space installing a desktop machine. I should have done it package by package. This is a new installer in 3.1.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
I have started to rip CD's or in real words to make mp3 files from music CD's I own so I can play songs on my computer and other digital music devices. I am just getting into mp3's that I make myself using windows media player and my Cd collection. I am thinking more about buying an iPod.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Sunday, May 29, 2005
Friday, May 27, 2005
I just loaded my palm up with pdf's of journal articles and also lecture slides from my spring/summer public law course.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
I got a free DVD at the Montreal Anarchist bookfair about the terrorist attacks in the USA. I got a 512 memory stick duo to listen to songs on the PSP. I also got a new SD 256MB card for my palm.
I have not really used Snapper much but it is my choice for an email application on the palm. I had some tech help from them to get it working on the palm.
I checked out the new Life Drive from Palm. I will have to wait until the price drops but am actually not interested in the featues of the newest palm. I prefer to have a mini keyboard so my upgrade path will be to the Treo 650 in a year or two.
Saturday, May 21, 2005
I got the palm a wireless account with Rogers A T & T. I am testing out Snapper for email on the palm and it seems to work fine. This will cost me about 25$ a month.
The power switch on the IBM 760 may be broken. So that is about 160$ down the drain. I am now trying to sell the Thinkpad to recover my costs. I may try to attempt this hardware repair myself.
Friday, May 13, 2005
Last night I tried editing the XF86Config file but no luck getting X working yet.
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Friday, May 06, 2005
I have discovered some issues with installing Debian on it concerning the rescue boot disk and can not find a previously ftp available version of the rescue floppy for this model Thinkpad. There is another way of installing Debian from CD and the instructions on how to boot into the CD are available but I will have to wait for the CD drive to arrive. I will also wait for a second hard drive to install Debian on and wait for a 32MB RAM upgrade.
I did not work on this laptop project much yesterday. Mostly I worked on it this morning. Besides a short break for legal studies and one for reading today's newspaper I have been working on the computers for most of what is now almost a 20 hour day.
Yesterday I tried out the Iomega zip drive in my Thinkpad T30. It works fine. This means I have saved 200$ on the purchase of this IBM accessory. From there I copied files off a zip disk then tried to get my old back up 20GB IBM drive to work in my USB external enclosure. It worked a little but the Thinkpad T30 would not see the format on the hard drive. In my attempts to get this working I used the installed Virtual PC and installed Win98 on the virutal PC. This didn't work and I spent time updating this virtual install of Win98. I had yesterday morning tried to install Debian on the virutal PC but was unsure about partitioning so stopped myself.
I then put the DVD drive back in the T30 and explored old back up CD's. I had some success in importing email from old email stores from April 2001 to April 2002. I also copied lot of old work files to the newer T30. So back ups were proving effective. I also want to do this email process with my Mac so I can have all my email on two newer computers that I use regularly.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
This somehow led me to trying old back up CD's and I restored email from April 2001-April 2002 to my present copy of Outlook Express. During this time I was using my Aptiva computer. After April 2002 I used Win98 on the duron computer. In April 2003 I got my eMac and all the email on that machine is still accessible but not backed up. Also much of the email from September 2003 until now is on the WinXP laptop. I am just investigating old back up CD's tonight and copying some files to the T30 laptop. I might repeat this on the eMac.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Sunday, May 01, 2005
- LeVitus, Bob. Mac OS X Panther for Dummies (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004).
- I am running panther right now on my eMac
- Hall, Jon 'maddog', & Sery, Paul G. Red Hat Linux Fedora for Dummies (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004).
- I am running Fedora Core 3 on my IBM PC sever right now.
- Pouge, David. Palm Pilot: the Ultimate Guide: Mastering the Palm Organizers from Pilot 1000 to Palm VII (Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 1999).
- I have owned a Palm IIIxe, a Palm Vx and now a Palm Tungsten W.
- Pouge, David. Palm Pilot: the Ultimate Guide: Mastering the Palm Organizers from Pilot 1000 to Palm VII (Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, 1999).
- The copy I bought earlier in the week was missing the CD so I bought another copy with the CD this time
- Pouge, David.The iBook for Dummies (Foster City, CA: IDG, 2000).
- I have wanted an early model iBook. I have used someone else's iBook for surfing while on holidays.
- Claverie, Jean-Michel, & Notredame, Cedric. Bioinformatics for Dummies (New York, NY, Wiley, 2003).
- I have a passing interest in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
- Tejkowski, Erick. Cocoa Programming for Dummies (New York, NY: Wiley, 2003).
- I have not programmed Macs much.
- Kaufeld, John. AOL for Dummies (New York, NY: Wiley, 2003).
- Wolinsky, Howard, & Wolinsky, Judi. Healthcare Online for Dummies (New York, NY: Hungry Minds, 2001).
Saturday, April 30, 2005
Friday, April 29, 2005
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
I am expecting a memory stick pro duo 512MB card at the school bookstore soon. I am also expecting a new pair of glasses.
I did some updating of a contact list for the self help network. So I am just about completed the web mastering contract hours and need to invoice for another five hours.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Sunday, April 17, 2005
I tried installing the Debian desktop environment and x windows on the Thinkpad 360Cs. I needed to rm Gimp and then unselect mozilla in dselect and then unselect gimp. I don't have a good xf86configure file yet but everything is installed and configured. I need to change my video driver to vga16 and should have done more research before configuring x windows the first time. Maybe I will run tasksel again to see if it allows me to change the driver. I can't seem to install the driver I need with dselect or apt-get. I used yahoo's Linux room a bit for support. I also found a new battery for sale for this Thinkpad on ebay for about 70$ CND.
Sunday, April 03, 2005
I did a lot of printing today. I printed a 124 page document mostly with 12 pages per sheet of paper by printing 6 pages side by side on one side of a sheet and then six pages side by side on the other side of the sheet. I also printed about 30 sheets containing a 61 page document actually a pdf of my lecture notes for tomorrow´s class. And now I am printing more wastefully my honours paper of 40 pages a page per sheet. So all in all I printed about 12+15+40 = 67 sheets of paper today. I read about 6 of these sheets. I also printed a few others sheets.
But this last 40 page document is mostly my own writing and in one week will be rewritten to be almost only my writing. It will be submitted next Monday as my honours final essay. It is just printing out right now and I will read it before going to sleep.
I ran some R code today and managed the 10 fold cross validation and a simple neural net. I also read histograms and did a brut force catagorization tree and plan to do some R code tomorrow that implements this tree on the ten fold cross validation. The comparisom was of histograms for two catagories and this allows one to see when one variable is higher than the same variable for another catagory. Yes trees are very initutitve.
I also read a little about cyborgs and feminism this weekend and all week on the buses I have been reading about women students in the computer sceince program at Carnegie Melon University.
I also burned my first iTunes CD for my wife. I am going to back up my school work folder to CD next.
Friday, April 01, 2005
Sunday, March 27, 2005
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Monday, February 28, 2005
I am interacting with the federal government on-line. I took minutes of a large union meeting with my Palm W. I will also have a union meeting this week on Wednesday and keep minutes of this upcoming meeting on the union office's laptop as usual. I just hotsynced my Palm. I will prepare my monthly backups later tonight.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Friday, February 11, 2005
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Monday, February 07, 2005
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
I got the Macintosh Quadra hooked up to the Internet but need to download a more recent version of Netscape for this older computer. It only has Netscape 3.0.1 right now and it does not work on the apple.com homepage.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
I got some more no name ink for two of my Epson printers.
The copy of Mac OS 8 arrived and I installed it on the Quadra with no issues. I used Disk Setup a Mac program to initialise the hard drive which was not an original Mac hard drive. So I now have another 68K Mac to give or sell to someone who needs a computer. It also has a nice colour monitor and colour printer.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
I am just a wanna be engineer at heart. Some of friends are also wanna be engineers. In fact, my ethinc background in Canada is full of engineers. I talked with another engineer who also has schizohrenia when I got off work on Sunday morning and he was off to church.
Yahoo is doing well and IBM is also doing well. There are service jobs at IBM I could apply for. In fact I need to focus my career a bit more perhaps not around computers but instead law enforcment.
Saturday, January 22, 2005
I learned a directory address with a space such as My Documents can be refered to by inclosing it in single quotes in a call directory command. Thus cd 'My Documents' works whereas cd My Documents does not.
I read a legal paper on cyber pornography that covered European legislation. I search Computers and Society and also some other ACS journals. I printed numerous articles at least 8 articles for my law paper and my data mining course. I actually read one article just now too. I loaded some new journal pdf's to my plam and would need a SD card to add more papers for my Palm. I tried to activate my Palm cell phone but I need a sim card for sure for that.
Friday, January 21, 2005
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Also I have not gotten the cell phone working on the Palm W. I need to go to a cell phone store and see if their sim cards will work on this Palm before I can sign up for cell phone service. Also I have one more year on my present cell phone contract so don't need another cell phone right now.
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
I got a CD-ROM from my data mining course and installed or reinstalled versions of R, GGobi, and xemacs and ess that will work with our course. I did some path adjustments but could not get ess working. I need to revisit John's page at Mcmaster and use his help files. This is fun software especially GGgobi is good for entertainment while being a useful tool.
Sunday, January 09, 2005
I got my Quadra working on a bare Mac OS 7.5 with only networking from this Apple page http://www.info.apple.com/support/oldersoftwarelist.html with these files:
- This files explains what to do to install system 7.5 if you don't have an OS I think. Anyways it also explains how to use self mounting images but I have to download them to the Quadra first. So I need to network the Quadra to a Mac ethertalk server.
- This software was used to network the Quadra and I got it working. But first I had to put the file on a floppy as an image file.
- This is the how to file to use the network OS 7.5 file ibid. The method would not work on my eMac and I need to use my old Powerbook 140.
- Macintosh/Utilities/Disk_Copy/Disk_Copy_4.2.txt This how to file allowed me to create an imgage of the network OS 7.5 on a floppy that worked on the Quadra
- This is the image creation software I used on the Powerbook 140 to make the network boot disk for the Quadra.
Monday, January 03, 2005
Meanwhile my mom needs a new modem. I gave her some advice on this. I may help her get a new computer. For myself I am curious to get an old Mac Power PC and may get something like a Powerbook 3400. My friend should be coming by this week to get his Quadra 660AV and 16" monitor. My other friend is starting to think of getting a new computer too.
Sunday, January 02, 2005
On the eMac: I tried to install Xgobi but could not. I printed an article Cook, Dianne. "Calibrate Your Eyes to Recognize High-Dimensional Shapes from Their Low-Dimensional Projections" (1997) 2:6 Journal of Statistical Software. I did some web page graphics alignments and table formating using dreamweaver and completed more paid web work this way.