Computers

Bandit the desktop PC

With the arrival of the final version of Windows 7, it was time for a little maintenance on Bandit the desktop PC. See, the desktop PC used to be the media PC, until I built a newer, faster computer to…

A Clean Desk. . .

Is a sign of a disordered mind. Or something. Which means this just confirms what everyone already knew anyway: Clean Desk, originally uploaded by Meghan A. Click on the picture to go to Flickr and view notes about the items…

An alternate definition of “working”

A few weeks ago, I thought I had the beta version of Windows 7 working on my iMac, using Boot Camp to boot directly into Windows. Turns out, I almost had it working. It was installed, I could log in…

Rebuilding Smitty the Server

Smitty the Server had a hard drive failure. Since that required re-installing Windows, I took the opportunity to upgrade to a quad-core processor first (which also required replacing the motherboard and memory) and install some new hard drives. Follow along…

Casualties of the last two weeks

The last two weeks have not been very pleasant. Sample: 1. work-Print server sharing 50 printers to 3 departments. Dead. 18+ hours to replace 2. home-one of my favorite fish. Fine Tuesday night, dead Wednesday morning. 3. work-the new phone…

Hello, Dark Side. I’ve missed you.

It’s never a good thing when I get bored. Things that aren’t broken tend to get “fixed.” Toys tend to get “upgraded.” Microsoft Windows (aka The Dark Side) tends to get re-installed. So last night, being bored, I decided to…

Space is good

Because I store so much media, mostly in the form of TV shows (both DVD and recorded High Definition shows) and movies (again, in DVD and Blu-ray form) I’m always on the lookout for more space. So, when Best Buy,…

A is for AppleCare

Thanks to AppleCare, my iMac went from this: to this: And, thanks to shameless begging, I was able to schedule an on-site visit by a repair tech, so I didn’t have to haul my 24″ iMac through the mall to…

Shiny New Toy (yes, another one)

I blame this on the boss. He went to Costco the other night, and came into the office the next day with an HP Mini 1000 “NetBook” which is basically a really tiny laptop. Now, I’ve been thinking about getting…