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.