Thursday, May 29, 2008

computing issues and such

As of recent I've been having a few weird problems with windows. The main one I can think of at the moment is probably the most important, and it's to do with net speed. Normally my speed is really fast. 1.2mB/s down and such, but sometimes it will just drop to half, then less, then less, then to the point where even the router's homepage times out, on wifi and ethernet. At first I thought I had a bad enet cable, but since wifi does it too that's not possible. When I boot to ubuntu, the problems go away. Since it's not hardware or the router, ir has to be drivers or windows. I wouldn't put it past drivers, seeing as I recently ran lenovo system update and that actually killed the ability for me to open the power manager or the presentatoin settings. So yeah, I think soon I'm going to do a standard full backup and then wipe it and reinstall, it's about time to do that /anyways/ ...

So in the mean time, I'm rebooting to ubuntu 8.04, which is working pretty well, except the ff3rc1 integration is -terrible-. Flash crashes alot and the fonts are never right. Lets see if it gets fixed any time soon. Until then I can use opera.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

finished some stuff

I noticed I finished some of the things on my to-do list.

I got a new BIOS on the decTOP, thus possibly killing it or rendering it fairly useless.

I finished with CCNA2, and am studing for the INTRO which is turning out to be a lot harder than I could have imagined it would be.

The two about the optiplex have been completed, I got a new server with gig-e, and then a few weeks ago got a 500GB HDD for it.

The thing about the valtec is invalid cause I think the mobo is dead.

The bike engine-izing is still under consideration.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Updates and whatever

Turns out I haven't blogged in a while, I guess I forgot about having a blog to begin with. Lets see.. what's happened since I last blogged. For starters I got rid of vista and bumped down to XPp again, then installed the SP3 update. That's been going well pretty well so far. I'm mostly using Ubuntu 8.04 on the R61i though, and that's been going really really well compared to other ubuntu user sessions and whatnot. Been getting really good at handling it. The hardware 3D support is nice too.

Also, I got a 500GB seagate HDD for the server, too. Cost $70 from, good deal I thinks. This means the server now has about 920GB usable storage, 500, 80, 80, 40, and an external USB 300. Putting all sorts of downloads and backups and everything on it. Hannah is also here for a few days, which is oodles of fun. We downloaded leopard and put it on my old imac (hers now) which is a 1.9 G5, leopard runs great on it. Matthew was here for a few days, and he helped me set up the drives in the server.

Also, brown library added two desk, next to power outlets. FINALLY. So I can have a desk+power+wifi instead of random combonations of them. Very awesome.