Monday, April 30, 2007

I used Word Press again today.

I used Word Press to archive some union meeting minutes. I am using Word Press recently but not for personal blogs only on the union site. I have an account at an educational blog site that uses Word Press but barely use it.

Friday, April 27, 2007

I was able to make a link to Konquorer on my KDE desktop.

I was able to create a start up link for Konquorer the KDE browser and start the browser and surf the internet.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I bought PageMaker 6.5 for the Mac.

I may have to use Page Maker at work. For about 30 dollars I was able to buy Page Maker 6.5 from an ebayer in California. This is totally legal reuse of software. I installed it on my eMac. I have not run it yet.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

More success with KDE on the Macbook

I started X11 again and started the KDE desktop again. I apple clicked the desktop and up popped some choices. I opened the configure the desktop choice and changed the background and created 5 desktops. I am now installing Kartwork and will have a screen saver soon. I also tried using the combination apple key with the Q key and sure enough X11 quit. So I can now just start X11 to get to the KDE desktop. Of course navigating in XTerm to sw/bin and then issuing this command ./kdesktop. I can also and quit it so I have in and out access now to a standard Linux desktop on my Mach Linux Mac. I am now going to try to use Fink to install more programs and then might try kPackage.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I am working on KDE for the Macbook this morning. I got KDE desktop started!

I was not following anyone's instructions but by moving to the root folder in x-term then moving to the sw folder then the bin folder I ls'd the folder and tried starting a few things. Using this command ./kdesktop I got the desktop to start but what happened was all files and folders on the Mac book appeared on the desktop as icons.

I search google for "mac kde fink" and found Tales of the Racoon Fink. I sent the author of that blog an email.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I reconditioned my Macbook battery and my iPod battery.

I ran my Macbook on battery power until it was drained and then powered it up again. I also ran my iPod down playing over 3000 classical music pieces to itself overnight. This should recondition the batteries on both Apple products.

I burned the 8 Debian 4.0 r 0 CD disks and will now burn the one net install disk.

I burned the 8 CD's I downloaded today and yesterday. I decided to also download CD disks 9 and 10 but had BitTorrent errors on disk 10. For now I will only burn the net install disk and try to install that on the Compaq after work. Right now I am busy studying probability notes from my applied probability course.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Debian 4.0 has been released.

I am only a few days late for getting Debian 4.0 but this is probably a good time to download it. I am using bittorrent and have downloaded the first CD and almost all the second CD now. I will only download the first 8 CD's at first. I will leave my bittorrent on now overnight so I am sharing the CD's as well as downloading them. This copy of Debian will be installed on my old Pentium 1 Compaq laptop. This laptop does not connect to the Internet after a Debian install but will connect as it installs. Perhaps the new version of Debian will fix this Internet connection issue for this older laptop.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

The Macbook battery from Futureshop was dead and did not work.

I phrased my last post about the Macbook battery with the words "I hope to" because I had my doubts about buying a battery from Futureshop. And sure enough the battery was dead and did not work in the Macbook. So I returned it. Futureshop are generally good with new technology but batteries have limited shelf life and I suspect they bought this battery almost a year ago from Apple. I have bought both PSP batteries and camcorder batteries from Futureshop with no issues. So this is a first.

Friday, April 13, 2007

The battery for my Macbook

The battery for my Macbook does not seem to be working. I will call Apple support to see what is wrong. Perhaps I have not installed it correctly.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I have all but one part to affect the solar powering of my Treo 600 now.

I have purchased the car charger for my Treo 600 and it is in the mail to me. I have also purchased a solar charger. I now just need the charger to 12 volt car adapter cable. Then I will be able to charge my Treo from the sun.

Monday, April 09, 2007

I am hoping to buy an extra battery for my Macbook. had a sale this weekend and I hope to be getting a Macbook battery I ordered just last night.

I am using LaCie's back up software to make a back up of my eMac.

I used LaCie's software to back up my eMac. I will also back up my Macbook now on my other LaCie 250 GB hard drive.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Real Sony stuff.

I now own two Sony PSP UMD disk cases which hold 8 UMD disks each. I may buy two more as these are now on sale.

On-Line Chess Kingdoms

I bought the game On-Line Chess Kingdoms for my PSP. It was on sale at Future Shop.

Programming studies continuing.

I did more programming in R this past few days. I now have successful random walks in 1, 2, 3, and 4 dimensions and have interactive plots for 1, 2, and 3 dimensions stable for runs of 1000 steps. I can not get a stable interactive plot in 4 dimensions. I also tried diagonal and axis walking random walks. This should be 4 walks with both diagonal and axis walking for 8 walks but for each walk I have an interactive and non-interactive walk for total of 16 R programs. I have 11 done now and must do three more 1 dimensional walks and 2 more 4 dimensional walks. The interactive walks plot the steps at each step and the non interactive draw a plot at the end of the walk showing the path of the walk after all steps are taken.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I again was sucessful progamming in R.

I did manage to complete the second part of three parts of a programming assignment in R. I now have a 2 dimensional random walk programmed. I have two versions of the presentation one that meets the professor's requirements and one that shows the tendency to return to zero well. But R crashes when running the simulation 100,000 times.

My idea now is to have two random walkers and start one walker later and see if the two walkers meet.

About two weeks ago now I installed the Matrix on-line game on my eMac under Win2K

After I cleared off the movies from the hard drive of the eMac I was able to install the game the Matrix on-line. I just was able to sign up for an account then could not find my credit serial number so did not play. I would also like to learn the rules of this game before playing. I am not happy that it is fighting game but really interested in the on-line nature of gaming as a research area. Recently I have studied hackers and on-line computer crime. This was a topic of study for my fourth year honours paper in legal studies.