Sunday, October 31, 2004

I joined the Linux chat room at Yahoo and the users there gave me a tip on chatting in rooms on Linux. They suggested I use Gaim. I tried it out and got it to work. I then chated with an old guiatrist friend and tried to instruct him in installing a second hard drive in his computer. He was too distracted with construction going on in his apartment to pay attention. I shut down all my computers at about 2 PM and went to sleep and then woke up at midnight.

Saturday, October 30, 2004

I booted up my FC1 box today. My yum headers need updating.
I updated the .net on this computer to 1.1, I updated iTunes on my eMac and my Thinkpad.

I inspected a NEC versa 50Mhz laptop and said to my friend that without a hard drive it was useless or too expensive to bring in to operational use. He got it free at a church computer sale.

I surfed sourceforge a bit and volunteered to do some documentation on a JAVA tile role play game. I will wait to hear more from that sourceforge team.

I got my copy of MATLAB and it might only work well on the eMac and will probably not work on my Linux computer because it needs a faster processor. It might work on the laptop.

I investigated the new Apple iPod photo device. It might be nice to have one for family photos. I wonder if the Palm Tungsten T5 would be good at that work. I kind of liked the thumb keyboard Palms but they don't seem to be for sale anymore at the major electronic stores or cell phone providers.

I will be doing my monthly backups on Sunday night. I have paper, ink, and blank CD's to do this back up.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

My three main systems are working fine tonight. My network is up and running. I should start designing a new web site. I need to do some more research first on similar web sites.

Monday, October 25, 2004

I created a number of folders in my shared documents folder on my WinXP laptop. Each folder is labeled so that files from the Fedora machine or eMac or laptop will be stored in that folder thus allowing some recording of where the files are from in other words the machine they were created on or where they were last worked on. Since these files are either word processing files or html files I am not using anything like a CVS system with them. I started to use Gftp and am going to try the Monzilla version of Netscape Composer now for web pages.

I now have two paying web master jobs. One is for a health group network and the other is for my teaching assistant union.

I am using Map Quest to download little maps to my PDA these days.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

I found this web site for pdf's I downloaded some articles on hacking including a book in German.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

I attempted to install WinXPP on the duron and may have some success. I left it undone this morning.

Friday, October 08, 2004

I bought some more ink for my Espon 440, yesterday. I bought cheapo ink costing about 15$ for both black and colour. I might print a 169 page US Army field manual(FM-100-6) on information warfare. I need to print some school work this morning. I might take my laptop to school and try out the libraries wireless network.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Here is an interesting old web site Yes, there are old web sites out there. It concerns VRML and the VRML hype. It offers products for Mac and PC's. I have a book they put out and a CD rom of the software. The thing is many people thought this was a great thing in 1995 and now the web site is basically doing nothing. I was able to download one piece of software from there and no I didn't email them for support. Many pages are non-functioning and basically you could use this as an example of a one time cutting edge web site now not maintained.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

I got my backups completed with no issues All my computers are running fine except the IBM Thinkpad 360SC which I might tinker with a little now. I need to load PCMCIA drivers during a Debian install to get it working right.

I used MATHLAB running at the school lab. I got my graded programming assignment done. I think it was perfect work. I have to go into school and use MATLAB tomorrow. I might get some help with buying a copy of MATLAB from the Math Works. I might also rent a copy of Minitab.