Thursday, January 29, 2004

I helped a friend shop for a printer while chatting with him in yahoo messenger.

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

I hope to update two community group web sites tonight. I updated one just now. Here is the links page on the site: The other site is not live yet well it is but I don't want anyone looking at it yet. We intend to launch in late March. I am actually getting paid for this second one.

I have a cold so my laptop is getting messy from sneezing and worse. We have a cat now so maybe she will step on the keys sometimes and send you an email =:+).

I used export to pdf today in Open Office. I am going to test it out on a whole book now and send it to a publisher for a test. He will be geting a modem and some computer speakers from me soon. He is borrowing a newer printer of mine too. Here is his web site at the National capital FreeNet: The Freenet is at

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

I used gcc yesterday but failed to run a short program from learning C on the Macintosh. I printed web pages and open office documents all last week and this week for school work. I worked on a questionnaire for some paid work. I also have not been working on the web site job. I did though re-register my own domain again at

Thursday, January 22, 2004

I spent the last two hours configuring my PDA, my eMac and my cell phone.
I don't like modern ecommerce with its dependence on driver's licence numbers and credit card numers. This creates exlcusion in access to digital services.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

My computers are working fine. I kept notes at a public meeting on my Palm. I kept notes at school during a lecture on my laptop. My Espon 440 is working fine.

Sunday, January 11, 2004

With my new USB floppy drive it will be possible to copy files to floppy at school and load them on a school machine and print them using the disabled students resource centre in the library. Cool, I can now do last minute edits like after my proof readers read my final copies of essays.
I was surfing again with Linux just now.

I have downloaded GRASS 5 for Linux. The GRASS server was very busy so I did not finish that tonight. I did install ArcExplorer on my ThinkPad and opened some old school work map of Ottawa complete with community centre catchment areas. This data belongs to the Ottawa-Carleton Social Planning Council.

I used Linux to access my schools connect portal. I am not done with Linux yet tonight.

I am reading a book on GIS and the Law. I read the introduction and first chapter so far. This book is by George Cho a professor of geography and law in Australia.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

I spent about half an hour validating HTML code with the W3's html validator. I was able to validate a few pages at my computer ethics web site.

Tuesday, January 06, 2004

My computers are still running fine. I gave away an old case, four CDROM drives, two sound cards, two modems, one network card, and one small 125MB hard drive to PC's for Kids, today.

Monday, January 05, 2004

My computers are running fine. I did try an install of NT 4 on my duron this weekend but failed. The duron only seems to accept a base debian install. I will not have a lot of computer specific work to do this term at school. I do have a paying web master job now. I am donating some computer parts to a computers for kids program up the Ottawa valley. I have been using my Palm and programming in BASIC for the Palm this weekend. I read my plastic notes sheet for PERL. I also invested in a plastic notes sheet for Linux. I haven't been running Linux for a couple of days because I have been working in a non-computer related job. I am back at school today where I will be learning to use an on-line law database for legal research.