Tuesday, November 29, 2005

eMac now running Tiger

I was able to get a copy of Tiger on a family license. So now my old eMac is running Tiger. I had wanted to try widgets and I am trying a TV watching widget, a URL checker widget, and a longfingers World View widget. Longfinger's PSP version of the World View inspired some PSP web mastering by me a few weeks ago.

My computers and gadgets are all running ok except for the Palm but that was only a minor hiccup. My Palm w ran out of power so need to be restored from back up. I also installed Documents to Go on the Mac so now have that functionality between the Palm and the Mac. I am tempted to upgrade the Palm to a Treo 650 this Christmas because my Noikia cell phone contract has almost expired. The Palm w was last Christmas present to myself and the previous Christmas(2003) the cell phone was on a holiday deal from Bell Canada.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

I was able open a CD and read pdfs on the Debian laptop. I used KDiskFree to mount the CD ROM drive. I have started to use this laptop for statistics studies.

I repartitoned the external USB 160GB drive on my eMac and made a partition large enough to hold the iTunes folder for the 60GB iPod. I did have to change the iTunes folder location back to the eMac temporarily, so needed to trash about 10 GB of songs to do this. I am now putting my music CD's back into iTunes. I am having trouble because songs I bought recently from the iTunes store are on the iPod but not in iTunes. Apple iTunes support have send me a web link to a help page on how to transfer songs on the iPod so I will read that and see if I can solve my problem.

I was able to find a source for eMacs. So I may buy an eMac from the school computer store. I would get a superdrive model with 1 GB memory and maybe 250GB hard drive. I need some help to afford this.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

My eMac is running out of hard drive space. I was looking for a newer model eMac but these are not for sale any longer. My best pic right now in the Apple line up would be an iMac with 20 inch screen. Perhaps this will be my next machine. I would also like an IBM thinkpad with wireless and Gigabyte ethernet and DVD burner. If I get a new thinkpad I will buy it a bigger laptop hard drive and install WinXP and Debian so that it is a dual boot machine. Right now the old compaq is running Debian 3.0 r 2 fine. I still need to take this Debian laptop onto the Internet and need to buy a PCMCIA ethernet card for it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I was able to buy 64MB of RAM for my Compaq Presario 1210. It works much faster now. I took off Turbo Linux by installing Debian Linux 3.0 r 2 with KDE 2.2.2. It now works not bad and I had no X set up issues. It works fine and even with Octave and R installed has 460MB free on a 1.18 GB root partition.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

I am working on the Compaq Presario 1210. I am installing Turbo Linux workstation 6.0.2.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Compaq Presario 1210

I removed Iomega tools from this laptop. I also removed Microsoft money. Parhaps I should have left Iomega tools on until I was sure I could connect to the Internet. I willl try to use a modem connection and also a PMICIA ethernet card now.

Friday, November 11, 2005

I am staying up late to help with the newspapers and then plan to sleep at about 8 AM Saturday. I will also do some research on the Internet over night on fixing up an old model pentium 1 compaq laptop that someone in my family would like to be able to use for email. I will also work on this computer a bit over night uninstalling some software to make space on the hard drive which should speed it up a bit too. It is a Compaq Presario 1210.

Monday, November 07, 2005

I was able to sell my broken IBM thinkpad tonight. We are ordering pizza. That was a very good laptop. I used it quite a lot for two years. My wife had stepped on the screen as I had left it out on the coffee table and it fell off. I got about 25% of the original price but this includes a new Linksys Ghz wireless router that the fellow traded me with some cash. The fellow, a high tech engineer and new Canadian from China is going to use it as a server and he will not use the screen. He gave me this particular router because it can be used with custom Linux software but I will probably just use it as it was originally designed to be used. But I won't set it up tonight as I have marking to do after we eat the pizza.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

I am thinking of making a PSP web experience. I would use psp sized web pages and do graphic buttons and basically copy the longfinger map software which exists on the web. The thing is I can understand how they do this. I willl try some stuff tonight using dreamweaver and photoshop.
I paid for the iBlog software. It cost about 25$ Canadian dollars. It was purchased from an Indian software company. I am using this software to keep my statistics graduate school blog.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I designed a very simple web page for the Sony Playstation Portable.

I used dreamweaver to make a very simple links page for viewing on my PSP to use various commonly used web pages at the school web space.