Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
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
Sunday, April 22, 2007
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 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 www.racoonfink.com Tales of the Racoon Fink. I sent the author of that blog an email.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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 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
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
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
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
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
Futureshop.ca had a sale this weekend and I hope to be getting a Macbook battery I ordered just last night.
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
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 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.
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.