Saturday, January 29, 2005

My computers are running fine. My eMac updated itself with iTunes 4.7.1 and a security update. My Quadra 800 is now running Mac OS 8. I have not yet connected it to the Internet. My laptop hard drive is getting full and is almost at 75% full. I do though have two Turbo Linux CD's on it I can delete and some Microsoft CD's I can delete. First, I must burn the CD's and then delete. I got ESS xemac working on the WinXP laptop.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I got a relatively inexpensive SD 64 MB card for my palm. I guess I should get a relativley inexpensive card reader now. The trick with a new card and a palm is to format the card for the Palm first. This can be done by transfering one file in the usual way when the card is in the palm. This formats the card and then one can add files using a card reader and a PC.

I got some more no name ink for two of my Epson printers.

The copy of Mac OS 8 arrived and I installed it on the Quadra with no issues. I used Disk Setup a Mac program to initialise the hard drive which was not an original Mac hard drive. So I now have another 68K Mac to give or sell to someone who needs a computer. It also has a nice colour monitor and colour printer.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

My Palm Tungsten W works with Rogers AT&T wireless. I tested it with a Rogers sim card yesterday at a Rogers booth at the mall. Yahoo I can get it doing the Internet over the wireless phone network.

I am just a wanna be engineer at heart. Some of friends are also wanna be engineers. In fact, my ethinc background in Canada is full of engineers. I talked with another engineer who also has schizohrenia when I got off work on Sunday morning and he was off to church.

Yahoo is doing well and IBM is also doing well. There are service jobs at IBM I could apply for. In fact I need to focus my career a bit more perhaps not around computers but instead law enforcment.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

I could not install Open Office on the Macintosh because of some Free Fonts issue. I could not get grass 5.4 to run under cygwin. I could do all the install steps for cygwin and grass 5.4 though. I did successfully install Open Office 1.1.4 on the Win XP laptop. I also was able to install a 10 day demo of Grammarian Pro x on the eMac. I have not tried my new version of grass on the eMac.

I learned a directory address with a space such as My Documents can be refered to by inclosing it in single quotes in a call directory command. Thus cd 'My Documents' works whereas cd My Documents does not.

I read a legal paper on cyber pornography that covered European legislation. I search Computers and Society and also some other ACS journals. I printed numerous articles at least 8 articles for my law paper and my data mining course. I actually read one article just now too. I loaded some new journal pdf's to my plam and would need a SD card to add more papers for my Palm. I tried to activate my Palm cell phone but I need a sim card for sure for that.

I cleared out spam in three email lists I manage for a union. Google spam addresses are the latest spam feature.

Friday, January 21, 2005

I am downloading the latest versions of Open Office for my Macintosh eMac and my WinXP laptop. I might download it for my Debian KDE desktop and maybe for my Fedora box. I am also downloading the latest version of Grass for my Mac now.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Sunday, January 16, 2005

My Palm W is working good now. It can not easily play mp3's so I am not bothering. With the newist Apple iPod ( Shuffle) costing about 200$ I might buy one of those at school if I need an mp3 player which I really don't need as I am fine with my Sony Walkman FM radio. But you never know the shuffle iPod would be fine for our needs. Also my Palm W is fine for pictures so I have no real need for an iPod photo now.

Also I have not gotten the cell phone working on the Palm W. I need to go to a cell phone store and see if their sim cards will work on this Palm before I can sign up for cell phone service. Also I have one more year on my present cell phone contract so don't need another cell phone right now.

I chatted at Yahoo's Linux room and was told about I am downloading Turbo Linux 7.0 workstation right now. I have an original copy of Turbo workstation 6.0.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

I am bidding at for the original Mac OS 8 cd. I won this item for 15$ CND including shipping.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

I only spent 2.97 at iTunes and did not buy whole albumns just three songs; all Deep Purple.
I should be getting my Palm W today and will be using Palm's suggestions for getting a more recent palm and transfering PIM information.

I got a CD-ROM from my data mining course and installed or reinstalled versions of R, GGobi, and xemacs and ess that will work with our course. I did some path adjustments but could not get ess working. I need to revisit John's page at Mcmaster and use his help files. This is fun software especially GGgobi is good for entertainment while being a useful tool.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

I am going to spend more than 10 dollars at iTunes today. I am going to buy Deep Puprle and also Yes albumns.

I got my Quadra working on a bare Mac OS 7.5 with only networking from this Apple page with these files:

This files explains what to do to install system 7.5 if you don't have an OS I think. Anyways it also explains how to use self mounting images but I have to download them to the Quadra first. So I need to network the Quadra to a Mac ethertalk server.
This software was used to network the Quadra and I got it working. But first I had to put the file on a floppy as an image file.
This is the how to file to use the network OS 7.5 file ibid. The method would not work on my eMac and I need to use my old Powerbook 140.
This how to file allowed me to create an imgage of the network OS 7.5 on a floppy that worked on the Quadra
This is the image creation software I used on the Powerbook 140 to make the network boot disk for the Quadra.
In the end I got ethertalk working on the Quadra but my eMac won't work as server with the old OS. It was an intersting and frustrating learning experience and yes I took my frustrations out on innocent passers by.
Here is a kind of pushing technology blog on blogspot but be warned it is broadband.

Monday, January 03, 2005

I added my Live journal site to this site's side bar and also added another friend's Live Journal site.
I worked for a few hours on my paid web work. I also got a Live Journal blog today at this address I will add it to my side bar now.
My clone computer with the huge tower case, 3.5 floppy, 5.25 floppy, zip drive, CD and 20GB hard drive, 256MB memory and AMD 850 duron chip is working now with Debian 3.0 r2. I have KDE functioning now.

Meanwhile my mom needs a new modem. I gave her some advice on this. I may help her get a new computer. For myself I am curious to get an old Mac Power PC and may get something like a Powerbook 3400. My friend should be coming by this week to get his Quadra 660AV and 16" monitor. My other friend is starting to think of getting a new computer too.

Sunday, January 02, 2005

On My WinXP laptop: I uninstalled Microsoft Visual Studio. I also uninstalled R 1.9 and installed the latest R 2.0.1. I then cleaned up my disk space and defraged my hard drive. I later in the morning installed Ggobi. I got Ggobi to work using Di Cook's data from her paper(below). I used perldoc for the first time this morning and read an article in the Journal of Statistical Software on using PERL for statistics. It was Baiocchi, Giovanni. "Using Perl for Statistics: Data Processing and Statistical Computing" (2004) 11:1 Journal of Statistical Software.

On the eMac: I tried to install Xgobi but could not. I printed an article Cook, Dianne. "Calibrate Your Eyes to Recognize High-Dimensional Shapes from Their Low-Dimensional Projections" (1997) 2:6 Journal of Statistical Software. I did some web page graphics alignments and table formating using dreamweaver and completed more paid web work this way.