August 29, 2006 -
two in the new job went well, mostly I helped prepare
systems for distribution.. After yoga Bob, Teresa
and I went out for custard and tacos... Mmmm, mmm.
August 28, 2006 -
was my first day in the new job; I got a tour of everywhere
the wires run, got my key card upgraded, set up a
computer for my cubical, cleaned my cubical, and pondered
video problems. It was a good day.
August 27, 2006 -
I got the new
computer running and I installed Ubuntu Linux on it.
It will probably end up as a Windows system, but Linux
installs so quickly that I put it on to see that everything
was working right. It has some rather nifty lighting
with a couple round UV lights that mount on the case
fans which makes the fan, and all my UV reactive cables
glow blue. I also have two 12" cold cathode blue
lights mounted above and below the window.
couple people have asked me how to make an animation
in photoshop, so I created a tutorial
August 23, 2006 -
got a new job today... I pondered I probably wouldn't
get it so I didn't write about it before, but this
afternoon Pat came down and told me I would start
Monday. The position is tech assistant- I hope I am
as useful there as I was downstairs in my other jobs.
new power supply came today so I got it all together...
It turned on... and abruptly turned off. It overheats...
and does so almost instantly! Bah... though the heat
sink is on correctly and screwed all the way down
it still doesn't appear to make complete contact with
the processor- I could tell by the way the thermal
grease did not squish and spread out. I ordered a
thermal transfer pad, but I ponder it might take a
different heat sink- though the one I have is for
the Pentium D.... perhaps I'll try a liquid cooling
system for it!
August 22, 2006 -
my remaining computer parts didn't come today as expected...
I looked on the UPS website, and it seemed pretty
clueless why it didn't come and said it'd come tomorrow-
but that's what it said yesterday...
August 21, 2006 -
and I didn't have to go to work. Today I got my hair
cut, and then I went and renewed my driver's licence.
On the printout they gave me my picture looked fairly
decent, as good as I could hope for anyway with how
they come out sometimes. Tomorrow my new power supply
will come- I hoped it would come today, but I looked
online and it will be here tomorrow.
I spent on the computer working on stuff. I made a
spay and neuter ad for the newspaper, and worked on
the flyer for the pet fair, and I worked on Brent's
photography website until it gave me a headache- The
server side includes, which should have made it easy
to update just aren't working correctly.
night after work I went over to Sandy's to show her
how to rip mp3s from her CD collection and put them
on her new mp3 player... she paid me with one of her
famous chocolate cakes and I had three pieces today.
August 18, 2006 -
got all my computer parts so tonight we had a computer
building party at Bob's. There were some snafu's like
a heat sensor that wouldn't stay in place, and I ordered
a 20 pin power supply for for my 24 pin motherboard...
not good, but hopefully I get it going soon now that
it's mostly all together.
August 13, 2006 -
British study has found that the quality of healthcare
provided to the average middle-income Britt is better
than what is given to upper-income Americans.
August 12, 2006 -
morning I went to the farmers' market in Topeka with
Lin, Mary Lou, Bob & Teresa. I managed to pick
up some cat grass (which nekochan seems totally disinterested
in) a tiny Gooseberry pie, and some cheesy Italian
bread (which was incredibly delicious!). I got the
bread from the Mormon people who always have a stand
there and I highly recommend it to everyone. After
the market we went to the Curtis House for a tour.
It's been a while since I've been there, Holly's graduation
I guess, so it's been several years.
the morning's activities we all broke up and Teresa
and I went shopping. I got a new shirt and a pair
of shoes. At three I went over to Barry's to look
at his computer and change how it was handling e-mail.
In the evening I went to a party at Mickey's where
I got totally stuffed.
August 11, 2006 -
been a great week- there have been a few ups and downs,
but now that it's over I'm very happy. I think nearly
every piece of technology in the photo lab took turns
going haywire this week- when we'd fix one thing something
else would malfunction and it seemed never-ending...
but everything is working good and today I got a lot
August 10, 2006 -
I ordered a super 4GB 120x flash card for Brent, an
mp3 player for Sandy, and parts to build a super new
system for myself. Features include: 3.2GHz Pentium
D processor, 1GB of Ram (for starters), 160GB SATA
Drive, 512MB PCI Express video card, and the coolest
case imaginable. After that I worked on updating Brent's
August 9, 2006 -
went over to Brent's after work to help him prepare
some images for printing so he can put a wedding album
together. Angie was over and we had Chinese food from
the Panda Garden- it was very good.
August 8, 2006 -
after work & yoga Bob, Teresa and I went out to
El Cazador to eat... it was very good, but I nearly
burned myself on the plate. After that we went over
to Bob's and I formatted his new external drive- everyone's
loving the external drives these days. I played one
of Bob's games and got the two highest scores.
August 3, 2006 -
sorta slowed down in my blogging since I took the
lab job... Let's see, what's been going on.... Today
I got a laptop in the mail for Carrie- she got cable
internet, and then her old laptop rejected wireless
pcmcia & USB wireless devices, it was an ancient
Sony Vaio and the battery didn't hold a charge, the
CD rom drive didn't work hardly at all, and several
keys didn't work... it was just time for a new one
that could actually be useful to her. It's an Acer
like mine, but it's larger- at first I kinda wanted
it, but small laptops are better for tote'n about.