Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
To continue to clear the hard drive I have deleted all the twenty some CD's of Debian 4.0. I have burned some of these to CD and what I deleted was the original downloads. If I have too I could download these again. I have also not had to use these as my last Debian install was done with a net install disk. I do not have too many other files I can just delete. I have about 51 GB free space now. I need about 85 at present to hold my iTunes library for streaming. If I can meet this goal with this drive I will not need a new drive.
Monday, December 24, 2007
I will want to buy more blank DVD's at the boxing day sales.
I learned to unlock the burn folders after the first burn and it was this locked aspect which was giving me a lot of trouble in the past with burning DVD's and the Finder going into non-response.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I have so far started to use the Thinkcentre windows side to sync my Blackberry. Now I will also use it for iTunes and the Wireless Music Bridge. Since I have started to use iTunes on Windows I have had nothing but headaches loading all my music. This past hour I decided to delete everything on that iTunes.
I am also backing up my eMac iTunes to some 4.7 GB DVD's but this has been headache prone too. Right now I am starting again; having ruined three DVD's trying. First, I am downloading a bunch of podcasts. When those are updated, I will back up the iTunes on the eMac.
I also have been using iTunes on the IBM to get my songs from the library of music to my Blackberry. This was the initial reason to put iTunes there. This worked but the Blackberry is troublesome for listening to music while traveling around on the bus. It turns off and on and stuff. I have still have not learned all the buttons or the lock screen function beyond using it once only.
Monday, December 17, 2007
I am now home and was playing some computer games and now am back to transferring songs to my new cell phone, the Blackberry.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
But I have not been using the WinXP Operating system much on the IBM desktop so I am having to spend an hour or two downloading updates from Microsoft now. The reason I am needing to use the Desktop PC rather than the Macbook WinXP is that the Macbook Win XP partition is almost full and I need to save that for my SAS install. I use SAS at work and need to have a home copy to learn on and have a school license for SAS.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
As I proof read this entry I tried one more time to look around where I usually leave my cables and saw the tell tale end that fits in the Palm. So I have now found the cable and will log off the Macbook Leopard and log into Win XP and try to transfer my contacts and and calendar to my Blackberry which arrived yesterday.
I am already using the Blackberry Facebook application and have downloaded 250 KB so far on the Blackberry of my 4 MB monthly limit. But for now I am ready to sync the two devices. First, I will back up the Palm to the eMac.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
I opened some backup folders in Linux and copied my Old Computer folder and some Mac backups while archiving these to the Linux desktop home folder. I also updated the Linux computer today. I tried out Kate for my dtd file and also opened a school project written in C# with Kate and used the highlighting. Right now the Linux computer is turned off to save power.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
One last task before install of Leopard is dragging out but that's because I am not working on it right now.
Then Monday I install Debian 4.0 r1 on an IBM M50 desktop which should arrive that day. I have Monday off of work. I will post details of the Linux install after the Leopard install is done but I am right now also preparing for the Linux install but won't give details right now.
So far I have burned four DVD's of the Desktop folder as of last night. I burned two of these DVD's on Kodak DVD's and two on Memorex DVD's. I also did this with four disks for the documents folder. All other folders than documents and desktop were considered two large for DVD back up.
I also used one external 250 LaCie USB hard drive to copy these two folders once. I also used my eMac and the LaCie back up software on the eMac to back up the user folder on the Macbook to a second LaCie 250 USB external drive attached to the eMac. These two computers are connected to a router in common which keeps them networked together.
Another step is still in progress and that is to use the LaCie backup software on the Macbook to back up many different folders like the systems folder, the users folder, the library, and the applications folder to a third smaller 160 GB LaCie USB external drive. So far backing up the applications folder this way has not worked so a copy of it was copied to the drive.
Windows XP is also installed on the Macbook so a copy of the major folders was made to the first USB external drive mentioned above and then this was copied to the third drive as well. Some Windows folders on the Macbook could not be copied due to permissions issues.
The last step will be to use the LaCie back up software to make one more copy of the user folder to the third drive. Then the backups will be considered completed.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I used the witty name for the blog Just a Second Life Avatar's Blog. I made a table banner with 40 little Second Life screen pictures of my avatar. This was what took the hand coding. It was tough uploading too. I made a goal to completing this before going out today and I am now done. So I achieved this goal. I worked very hard.
I also have been able to become an obsessive documenter. I wrote a lot of comments in my code today explaining each and every step in SAS comment lines. Being a blogger of my own daily life and other mundane topics has improved my skills in this regard.
I have now learned more about Second Life by reading books. I read just a little of the Offical Guide to Second Life and with that created another account and avatar and went through orientation island again where I better learned to fly. This has really helped me out. I moved my house or should I say my offices to a PG sim and it is more pleasant to see on screen now. I find I am spending more time on-line there now in this virtual reality world that is like photoshop for 3 dimensional stuff. It has cost me close to 400 dollars now in about 1.5 years of use.
I am going to open a blog now for this virtual world and report my progress there. I will post the new blog address here when it is set up.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I am presently thinking of buying Silicon Graphics monitor for 20$. But with more spending I could try to put together a Silicon graphics workstation for a cartoonist friend who knows a little of how to use such a workstation. This means more money but also leaves the problem of suitable Sun Monitor unaddressed.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I found out how to change the boot device and am installing Solaris 10 now on the Sun Ultra Sparc 5.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
- Barcellini, Flore et al. A study of Online Discussions in an Open-Source Software Community: Reconstructing Thematic Coherence and Argumentation from Quotation Practices in van den Besselaar, Peter, et. al. eds. Communities and Technologies 2005 (Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer, 2005) at 301-320.
- This would help me with working on my masters thesis with management professor John C. Nash who has this as one of his study topics although he focuses more on forecasting in the field of scientific software. I am going to hear him talk tomorrow on his topic, Tuesday evening at the local Linux users group meeting for August.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
I have now 6 lots of 512 sq meters each or 3072 sq m. Meaning I must pay the 4096 sq m price now of 25$/month. My next payment is in 10 days. The purchase cost me 5000 L$(Linden dollars) and I needed to purchase 2000 L$ to complete the transaction. If I keep paying this amount I can add two more 512 sq m lots.
Monday, July 30, 2007
I am copying the CD images from a DVD back up disk to my Macbook to do the burning.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
I will then burn the CD's for Solaris. Then I will burn the archive DVD backup twice. I will then delete the CD's from the Desktop folder they were downloaded too. I will also then delete the DVD burn folder. While I wait for these processes I will read more of The Unofficial Tourist's Guide to Second Life
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Also for 10 dollars and tax I bought an Ikea keyboard shelf and installed it on my Jerker computer desk in my office. My eMac is on this desk. I also keep my Sony monitor there but this monitor is only used as a TV right now. May be I will have a sun computer hooked up to it soon and need space on the desk for a second keyboard.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Monday, July 02, 2007
- Gaim start up script for Macbook and X11 terminal
- cd /sw/bin
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
I was successful at installing Debian 3.0 r 2 onto the Compaq Presario 1210 Pentium 1 150 Mhz computer.
The problem now could come from the security updates from the Internet adjusting the distribution up from Woody to Etch and I don't want that to happen.
I am installing a trial version of Photoshop CS3 and also installed a graphic resizing widget for dashboard.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
For the eMac I copied the desktop and Documents folders to a different external hard drive. I will now use the LaCie software to back up the user account on the eMac. To do this I will need to delete the former back up and then do the back up.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Friday, May 04, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
I search google for "mac kde fink" and found www.racoonfink.com Tales of the Racoon Fink. I sent the author of that blog an email.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
My idea now is to have two random walkers and start one walker later and see if the two walkers meet.
Friday, March 30, 2007
I also programmed in R and again made a simulation but this time did in fact copy the code from a professor although I did the copying from memory and actually researched in R help files each command and created more to the program than the professor had written quickly on the blackboard on Wednesday. So it may not have taken my complete own initiative but in the end I programmed in the sense of implementing some code and getting it to work. To complete this R project I must design a graph of the results and then do a write up for a general non expert audience.
Since writing my first entry today on this blog I have rewritten my web master resume usingand printed and proof read 1 copy of the new resume. I will now email it and some other documents to my work email and go in early this morning to work to complete this job application.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
I did help my neighbour by transfering the old files and folders from her Win 95 machine to her Thinkpad. I also got the Thinkpad outlook express working for her email. She paid me a bottle of alcohol which I gave away to another radical graduate student.
In my web master job I set up some blogs for more people using moveable type at yahoo hosting. I also gave these people a teaching session in person to explain blogging and get them interested. They gave me their on-line nick names during the in person session and I set up most of thier blogs now and just need to set up one more blog.
I cleaned up my office some more and am getting a fresh look to my office.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
In other OS news I am trying to install KDE on my Macbook which is a major challenge I am finding.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I am also downloading Vista business edition for my eMac. I will run this windows version in Virtual PC.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I used dreamweaver to start to design a web site for my new domain. Right now www.youphone.ca points to my radical www.cyborgcitzen.org web site. I had also thought of buying the French translation www.vousphonez.ca but held off on this for now. I am becoming more of a bilingual web master these days and have at least one bilingual web site I publish.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Here is a link to his original post LaTeX on blogger http://servalx02.blogspot.com/2007/01/latex-on-blogger.htmland the same post I think in French LaTeX dans blogger at http://wolverine-mathematic.blogspot.com/2007/01/latex-dans-blogger.html.
I accidentally flagged his blog as objectable content because I forgot what flagging meant on the blog pages at blogger. I meant to add it to a blogger bookmarks system which of course does not exist. I hereby appologize to this blogger user.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
My office redesign continues. I am using the new computer desk and one of two desks that are being taken out of my office is now out of the office and waiting for a friend to pick it up for her use. The other desk has still not been moved.
The office will possibly get a new TV that will also function as a second computer monitor.
Monday, January 08, 2007
I also used the LaCie back up software to again back up the user folder on the new eMac, eMac2. But I can not yet make multiple copies of this user folder but only have enough space for one copy at a time.