February 29, 2008

February 29, 2008

Well, I have some good news first things first. I made another Blog. This one is a multiple person technology related. Please visit the site at http://www.thetechs.blogspot.com This is going to be a blog that features a lot of news items. I figured I would have a few people post so we get a wide array of posts since one person can be biased. As the description says, less Apple related news then the leading competitor!

I have to say that today was a good day for gaming. I was playing Unreal Tournament 3 on the PlayStation 3 for a little bit today and I did really good. I was getting pretty consistent results for the 4 rounds I played. The first 2 were around 58 kills and had 4 deaths each time. Then the third one, which was the best, was 62 kills to 2 deaths. Now that is what I call skill. Sure, I play on the easiest bot level but that makes it fun. The last round I slacked a bit and didn’t look at the results.

I have been playing some more Disgaea too. I have been trying to level up my people more so I can do better. I have been leveling on the one level that has a really good geo symbol pattern that gives me a few levels per play through. I also have been checking for higher attack weapons. Most important is I am raising the health of them up.

A few days ago, I noticed 2 keys on my keyboard were broken. The caps wouldn’t stay on the scissor lifts right since the clips broke on one side. Well, I decided to try the key caps from my old KB100 Clie keyboard. The key caps were the right size but didn’t fit on the Acer lifts. So I took the ones off the keyboard and now I have the keys back. I have to say that it looks kind of funny with 2 white keys on a black keyboard.

I got Flash to work! I installed the x86 version of FireFox 3 Beta 3 on the Acer and now I have FLASH! This means that I can finally use Youtube and watch all the things that are on Digg! The one thing that is upsetting me is that I can’t use Adblock Plus on Beta 3.

Supper was fried chicken sandwiches. My dads chicken is just breaded with seasoned bread crumbs. It is very good like that on a bun with some salt and mayonnaise. We has potato chips instead of French fries today. We got snow too. There should be 3 to 5 inches by morning.


February 28, 2008

February 28, 2008

I have some news. You may have seen that the server is officially down. Yes, it is a sad day for me. There is one good thing though I guess. The server took up a lot of room on me. It is so much quiet without it too. I will miss it and having a site but I guess a Blogger site is good too really.

I want to say that the old posts are getting added slowly. The Blogger service has a word verification thing after so many posts that are made in one day. This means that I will be posting them as I can since the word verification goes away after 24 hours.

Well, I have to say that the free version of flash won’t work right for me. This means that I am stuck with no Youtube still. I have to say though that I want to use Youtube, I just have to wait until I can get flash working. I may ask on some forums and see if anyone can help me with this.

I decided to use my NEC MobilePro 780 a bit more. I figure that I own it so I might as well keep using it. I have to say that if the screen was usable outside I would love it a lot more. Its really annoying that I can’t use it more often. It may be old but it can save a Word document just fine and that is what is the most important thing to me.

I have to say that I have been watching Home Improvement a lot lately. This week has been 18 episodes a night marathon. This is one of the reasons I really love my TiVo. I have it set to record them so I have stuff to watch when I am bored. Its funny really since I never really watch TV and I have the 80 hour DirecTV branded TiVo.

Supper was mini pirogies deep fried with melted butter. They are very good deep fried since they get nice and crispy. We got the mini ones again since they are easier to eat really. Weather for tomorrow is snow showers. They said we may get some accumulations Friday night. We shall see what happens though.

February 27, 2008

February 27, 2008

You may have noticed that my site has forwarded here. I used to have a server but decided to just go to an account here on Blogger. This is a step down I know but I am sick of having a server in my room. I have to say that not needing to type these in HTML is a lot nicer that is for sure! I am posting all of the old pages here. The best thing is that this site will automatically order the pages right. The server will be going down soon, possibly tomorrow so I hope everyone has this new site bookmarked!

I will be keeping the setup the same. I will keep the weather and dinner reports here since I really like those. I will have to post all the reviews here once I get time to fix them. The pictures need to be made smaller so they will wrap correctly. I have to say that it does feel weird going to Blogger again after hosting my own server. I have to admit that Blogger isn’t really bad since its owned by Google after all!

I have been playing Disgaea still. I looked it up and the game has 14 main episodes and then some ones that you can unlock. I have to admit, this is one of the best made games I have seen. Almost all parts of the story have voice acting. They don’t have cut scenes in the traditional sense but just voice.

Had hamburgers for supper tonight. I had mine plain fried with A1 sauce though. Also had baked beans and French fries. Weather report for tomorrow is AM snow showers and cold. It is also going to be very cold tonight and tomorrow night.

I also got flash player working now. I decided to use the free open source software version of Flash player 7. This means that I can finally watch Youtube and stuff now! I still wish Adobe would make a 64 bit version of Flash 9 for Linux already!

February 26, 2008

February 26, 2008

Well I have officially decided that I will be keeping Linux. I tried installing it onto my T20 on a 40GB drive but I am having problems with ACPI and its kind of a slow. I am going to be keeping the 80GB I have with XP on it for backup or when I need to use XP for something. I have most everything working on the Acer now too except for flash but that is Adobe’s fault! Here is a message for Adobe:


I have also decided that I may be fixing up the 570. It is dependent on whether or not I can find the needed parts for it though. I want to get a CF to IDE adapter and use a 1GB card and a small Linux like Puppy or Damn Small Linux. This is since its so small that it could be a good use for a travel computer. The thing is that I need to get ram and a battery for it. The thing has 192MB now but I could give it a bit of a boost with 320. Also, the battery only lasts for 5 minutes most.

Supper today was chicken nuggets and French fries. These are little pop corn chicken nuggets that you can get in the grocery store for pretty cheap. They are quite good too which is a bit of a shock really for the price. We also had some jalapeno poppers that we had left. Weather tomorrow is snow showers and wind.

February 25, 2008

February 25, 2008

I have been on Linux for a day now and I need to say that KDE is different then I was use to on GNOME. For example, the text editor kWrite is not tabbed. Also I am still getting use to the different SuSE menu. It has tabs for stuff and then the applications tab has categories. I have to say that I really like it and a lot more then the GNOME menus.

One of the best things that I found out is that my MP3 player works just fine on SuSE. This is great since Sony claims that it needed Windows Media Player. Turns out it don’t I guess. The thing is standard drag and drop really. That makes me really happy since I can add music whenever I want to.

Supper today was chicken cordon blue. That is a stuffed piece of chicken with ham and Swiss cheese inside. I love these things and the best thing is that they are pretty cheap. I had a nice Hungary Man dinner for lunch. I love the XXL turkey since it’s a huge meal and really good. The weather report for tomorrow is freezing rain and sleet. That is going to be fun!

Well, looks like the memory card world is getting a change again. We now have the new SATA style Compact Flash cards coming out later this year. I kind of hate change when it comes to this type of thing since everything is the old connector and its not backwards compatible.

February 24, 2008

February 24, 2008

Well, guess what I did again. I will give you a hint. Linux. Yes, I installed Linux again! I chose a delightful KDE SuSE in a 64 bit flavor. This is working good so far but so far I need to get flash to work on it. This is because Adobe is being cruel and refuses to make a 64bit version for Linux users.

I took a few screen shots and made a special folder for them on the server. Here is the link to the folder index. I will not be making a page for these since its easier to just link to the folders index.

The other thing you may have seen is that I am converting to PHP now. This is so I can use the include command and make my life a lot easier!!! I love the fact that every page that I have doesn’t need to updated when I decide to add a new page.

Supper was 2 Big Macs and fries. We got them since we had a coupon that was buy one get one free. Not bad really though I should have said no onions since I can’t get the taste out of my mouth now! Oh well could have been worse.

I forgot to add this yesterday. I tried 2 new energy drinks, both Monster. One of them was the Java ones. I decided to try the Irish Blend. It was good but a little too sweet. The second one I tried was a Juiced one called Mixxd which is pretty much a weird flavor. The thing tastes mostly like grape juice with some under tastes I can’t describe.

February 23, 2008

February 23, 2008

I have been thinking about this. The articles section contains some pretty useful stuff so here is an idea that will make it more accessible to everyone. Starting now, whenever I post a new article, I will also put it in to that days blog entry as well. I will use a slightly different method though. There is going to be a short description of the article. This also gives me a place to put the announcement for it.

Sine it has been 2 weeks tomorrow, I have decided that I will just use the iPaq until Circuit City decides to transfer the warranty so I can get these buttons fixed! I also want to use it since the battery is shot on my Acer. I know I still have my T20 but its getting to be a pain taking any laptops with me. This is because they take time to start up.

The only bad things about my iPaq is that the battery is pretty much shot. I’m thinking of picking up the 3400 MAH battery from Lion Battery for 75 bucks. The only bad thing about that battery is that it will make the already big iPaq bigger! The other problem would be that I also can use a new case for it. Actually, I don’t even have a case come to think of it!

I am pretty picky when it comes to such stuff as a case. I like generic pouches mostly since they are universal really. That is very handy when you have several devices. I use to have a very nice Sony case for my Clies. The only thing I didn’t like was the belt loop as I prefer a clip for when I’m not wearing a belt. The Sony had one thing I loved a lot though. The case zippered up! The zipper broke and I never found a case I liked.

I have too say though, the iPaq has one of the best styluses I have ever used though. Its plastic but HP was smart enough to use a really stiff plastic that doesn’t have the annoying flex to it. Its also very nice sized and feels GREAT in your hand. I wrote my review of the iPaq with it too. I still prefer a full sized keyboard.

Supper was pot pies today. The bad thing is that they tasted kind of salty so I ended up throwing most of mine away. I think I am getting sick since nothing was really appealing to me today. We got about 5 inches of snow.