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.