Thursday, September 30, 2004

I am starting my back up process now having spent the last four hours at this computer. I will first spend an hour reading books before starting the back up process.
I just downloaded an RSS reader called RSSOwl. The web page at source forge for this page is here I am going to try this out to test my own blogs in RSS feeds.
I am preparing to do my monthly back up at 00:01 am Friday morning, 04/10/01/00:01. I will burn a CD of the WinXP laptop My Documents folder and back up the email. I will also back up my blogs by printing them in hardcopy.

Monday, September 27, 2004

I updated my WinXP laptop with WinXP service pack 2. It took awhile. I have been learning to shut down my high speed modem and rounter and switch over night now.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

I updated windows media player to version 10. I installed Visual Statistics 2.0 from a statistics textbook. I investigated MiniTab 14 and getting a copy. I also updated my kernal both my single processor kernal and my smp kernal on my Fedora 1 core. I also updated the Update software and that was what was causing my update problems. I have not yet installed Fedora 2 on the IBM PC server 325. I tried printing my Palm datebook and it is very nice. I should be doing backs ups this Friday early in the morning. I still have one more CD from a textbook to open on this windows laptop. I might practice some SAS work with this textbook and its data sets. I got my SAS renewed for another year. I have been doing some reading on datamining and also hacking both criminal hacking and hacking in a work a-holoic sense. I have put 6.5 new hours in to my web site job and will try to put another three hours in before I meet with the employer on Monday so they can pay me 120$ on Monday.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

I updated iTunes and also Yahoo messenger. I used the Launch radio service a bit. I started some open office files for my computer crime paper. I downloaded a pdf how to for open office and MySQL.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

I replaced the ink cartridges in my Epson 820. Last week I replaced the cartridges in my Epson 440.

Friday, September 17, 2004

My computers both crashed a bit this week. The IBM laptop running XP crashed leaving only Maple 7 running with the desktop icons and task bar gone. The eMac is not worse for wear though with only Explorer crashing although the screen has been flikering a bit and getting some views of wrong resolution settings when awaking from sleep. This eMac may be worth 550$ at the local Apple store on a trade in.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I carried my laptop and about six books and three notes books yesterday. I was going around between school, home and a volunteer organisation. I was so beat when I came home and stayed up about 25 hours. I have seen a smaller thinner Targus laptop bag at the school computer store I want. But my laptop bags are fine now and I don't need a replacement. Still, I carried too much I should have not brought my portable floppy or portable zip disk. It was just too much weight.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

I got dselect to work on the duron computer. I installed a lot of extras and optional, debian components.

I used Audacity on my eMac to record a friend playing guitar.

I did my usual lengthy emails and some short emails to professors. I bought a copy of Linux for Dummies Quick Reference. I also got a copy of the Computers of Star Trek. I took back the Data Munging with Perl book and also the NAG library guide book that was almost 30 years old. I used the computers at school yesterday and used MATLAB for the first time to do some numerical analysis homework. I got 2 hours done on that course since Saturday morning and 3 hours done on law courses.

Saturday, September 11, 2004

I plan to do 16 hours of school work today, Sunday and Monday. 4 or less of these hours will be done on the school of mathematics and statistics workstations in the school's lab. I will make a first attempt to work in the lab today. I got some basic instructions on how to print using the school's printer yesterday from a school computer support person, who I stopped in the hallway. But, I hope also this weekend to reinstall Fedora. This time I will install Fedora core 2 on the IBM PC server, and need to burn the iso install disks for that but have downloaded the ISO images at this point.
R came over on September 4th, and I showed him all the software I had on my laptop. I also installed two games and gave R older games that won't work on my newer system. R likes computer games but I am no longer such a big fan of these games.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

My computers are working fine. I have been using my Epson 820 fine now. I printed some lengthy 60 pages documents two of them. One an Ontario Appeals Court case concerning marijuana law the other a Law Commission of Canada paper looking at what constitutes a crime.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

My friend got a blogspot blog so she can enter commments on my blog.

I might be borrowing an Apple II or GS computer to try out the game neuromancer.

I might really like a palm W computer or Palm Treo. But a Palm Tungston W would be fine, as this would allow me to use a thumb keyboard.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

I got the Epson 820 working again but could not print colour photos yet. I also got some city hall files filed away in a new file cabinet. I was able to hard copy print my blogs for the month of August. Hard copy is a form of computer security. I have been funded in my computer security studies by IBM giving me a computer security book. I have just now been reading about transnational private security companies and criminological studies implications of the expansion of private security. I have been keeping extensive study notes on my school work blog. I emailed a local linux novice email list yesterday.
Grief needs to be expressed for children heading back to school who didn't make it this year. The crimes in a school terroism incident are chilling me right now. My tears of rage are shed for these poor victims. My going back to school is great this year but some people somewhere in the world will now never have a chance to study because they have been murdered by terrorists. This is sad and the worlds armys should put down there weapons once and for all. I guess, Russia will never survive her military excursions.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Today I should be getting my Epson 820 functioning again. I should also be getting some recycled paper for my school work for the whole year.

I got a tripod both for my web cam a simple small globe D-Link web cam and this tripod will also help me with my Canon SureShot 100.

I have watched one demo on MATHLAB at the mathworks web site and should be using this software at school this fall.