Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I got a photo copy of the article I was reading about GovML and took the book with the article back to the library.

I left my old IBM 350 with Red Hat 9 on all day. I created some folders for it on the command line and a user account using the XWindows user management program.

I read more about Palm buttons yesterday and the POSE.

I am about to do a triple back up of the IMB T30 thinkpad folders that contain data files. I do not typically back up programs just data.

My debian box seems to be having problems today. I will try to boot the old IBM 350 and see if has the POSE.
I am looking for my Linux POSE. I do not seem to have it installed on Fedora 1. I am now booting Debian to see if it is installed on that machine.

Monday, March 29, 2004

I installed Code Warrior lite on WinXP. This was from the Palm Programming book on the CDROM.

I updated Panther on my eMac. I also installed X11 and X86Free on the eMac. I could still not install Open Office on the eMac.

I applied the password function to the screen saver in WinXP. It seems to work well.
I downloaded Active Perl for Windows from the www.activestate.com web site. I was surprised that it was free to downlaod and to use in commercial work.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

I did some good old volunteering today. I also attended a talk about PERL and understand its usefulness more now and am going to try it right now on my Linux computer. I chose not to write the Linux certification tests. I did not have enough time to study for them and could not afford the exams even if I found time. I spent about 4 hours studying for them but had pressures to mark tests for work and my end of term essay to write.

Friday, March 26, 2004

Tomorrow new volunteer gig in the Linux community for one day.

Thursday, March 25, 2004

I am going to turn on my Linux computer. I am going to check out the Palm programming CD that came with a Palm programming book I am reading. I am checking it on the WinXP laptop first.
I have been using my laptop all week. I helped a friend try to download pictures from her digital camera. I have been using my Palm and just downloaded some free applications from PalmGear. They were legal related applications.

I made some web pages this week or rather added a company logo to some pages I am building for a non-profit group. They are paying me 12$/hour to do this work. Web workers of the world unite!

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

I am studying for a Linux certification this week. I will have an opporunity to write an exam for 50$ this weekend. It is the LPI level 1 exam 101.

Sunday, March 21, 2004

I am tonight taking the IBM preparation tutorial part 1 for the Linux Professional Institute 101 exam.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

I have posted my xml dtd to the web at this address www.crystalcomputing.net/protest_dtd.html.
I wanted to post an XML file but of course it won't come through on this SGML aware editor. I need to find an ignore html tag that will let me post it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

I got a new used printer and Epson stylus Photo 700. I also got a second canon scanner.
I took out my APTI zip drive which is 4 years old and put in another APTI zip drive in the Duron computer. the difference is only the enclosure that held the zip drive. I wanted to use one of the 3.5 bays for the zip drive so I could use the enclosed zip drive in the IBM 350.

I installed Panther on my eMac.

Monday, March 15, 2004

I am backing up my legal studies on a clik disk. This is my most portable form of laptop back up but I can not share this with desktop machines yet. For that I would need more hardware. I think I will look for this hardware on ebay now and see if I can get this clik reader cheap there.

Sunday, March 14, 2004

I did update my fortune city web space.

I am updating my fedora core 1 too.

I am printing out school work this weekend.

I worked on my paying web master job a bit. I am hoping to get another pay check from this work.

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Friday, March 12, 2004

My brother is sending me some older computer hardware and software to get this stuff reused by others.
I am trying to get a student copy of ArcView 8 if the school will buy it for me.
I bought a 100 MB zip disk today to back up school work files. I also needed 100 MB so it could be opened in my Debian machine. I guess I could use the 250 USB zip drive on the debian too. But the debian machine has an APTI zip drive.

I also bought a new printer cartridge black for my Epson 440.

I also bought some more floppies.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

If I get my marking done tonight and my school work due Monday started, I will boot up the IBM 350.
I have quite a few extra USB mice.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

I managed to mount both a floppy and a zip disk in Debian.
I downloaded Microsoft v the US. I also searched out one virus case from an apellate court with a guilty verdict.

Monday, March 08, 2004

I used Lexis today at school. I will be getting a student account for this system.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Note: this is reposted from my school work blog.

I finished reading a few more domain name disputes this past week.

A few evenings ago I read an article by Bengsch, Andreas & Kopp, Heiko & Petry, Andre & Tavangarian, Djamshid. Evaluation of a Communication Environment for High-Speed Mobile Wireless LAN Clients in Bohme, Thomas & Heyer, Gerhard & Unger, Herwig eds. Innovative Internet Community Systems: Third International Workshop, IICS 2003 Leipzig, Germany, June 2003 Revised Papers (Berlin, Springer, 2003). This article describes an experiment to test data throughput and quality of transmission for a wireless LAN over various speeds of travel. They do this by placing a laptop computer in a car on a test track and driving at varying speeds and measuring the speed of the LAN transmissions between the laptop and one and two antennas which are technically called hotspots. They also measure and evaluate the effects of passing the signal off as the car passes from one antenna to the next. Each antenna has either a server or a wireless bridge to the other antenna that has the server. This seems like a very basic experimental design no different than a first year physics lab. You can see that this test of 802.11b wireless networking standard is at the cutting edge of capitalist research for telecommincations business. It figures in our lose of roots and thus alienation and also in the production of the global village by producing wireless LAN facts.

I hope to get to learning C++ from a couple of books. My brother-in-law says he is into PERL these days.
I am up and running with Fedora core 1. I tried chatting on #linuxhelp on a couple of servers using X-Chat.

My other computers are working a ok. I really have Debian 3 on the Duron now with X configured but can't get that machine on the net. Also I have an IBM 350 PC with Red Hat 9 that my friend doesn't want. So now I have three Linux computers, one Mac, and one XP laptop, also a Palm Vx. I also have a few older partial machines and boxes. I have been giving away or selling cheap some parts and I am still clearing out parts.