Sunday, April 27, 2008

Still burning backup DVD's from the 2006 state of the Macbook1.

The eMac DVD drive is not opening so I switched to Macbook for backups and then turned off the virus software and the Macbook is doing fine burning the DVD's of the 2006 end of year files that were on the Macbook1. These are copied off the USB drive they were stored on by LaCie Backup software which backed up the user folder then in 2006.

The email from 2006 is all backed up now to six DVD's and properly labeled. The whole user folder is not being backed up to a number of separate DVD's and I am not sure how many DVD's I will need to split the user folder into. So far I have the folders and files decided for two DVD's and the first disk is now burned to six identical copies. The backups continue.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Buying a Tadpole laptop

I am looking into buying a Tadpole laptop. These run Sun Solaris as the operating system. I also have bought Sun Solaris 9 for Dummies for 13 dollars including shipping through's network of bookstores.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My final exam was written. I did so so.

I think I only scored B on my final exam. I know I had a few questions wrong. I have no formal classes until the fall now when I will study simulations. I am designing a simulation and have written some code in R to simulate a working week. I have some pseudo code that I can now implement in other computer languages.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

I enjoyed a creative person's gathering in Second Life or a creativity meeting in a virtual world

I spent two hours this afternoon in Second Life enjoying a creativity gathering. I met artists from Europe and America.

Slowly installing the media wiki on the Debian Linux IBM Thinkcentre

I have not been using Linux much. I did start Apache2 last week and downloaded Mediawiki and started MySQL. I used KPackage to install all of these. Yesterday before school but after work I followed the instructions to get PHP5 to allow MySQL. I did need again to change permissions to edit a file. I had to go as far as using a root terminal to get chmod to work on the file. I edited with vi and then chmoded the file back. I expanded the media wiki software in the var/www folder and stopped.

I have been using the media wiki quite a bit on the Macbook for my study organisation. I have also been using LATeX much more and have learned to use BibTeX now.

For fun I have been playing Eve Online.

I must focus on school work now so tinkering will have to be put on the back burner for a week or so because it takes a lot of time to do.