Wednesday, April 9, 2008


So I was just looking over the todo list thing I made, and I noticed that I've completed a few of the things. yay!

Wheee GPS

So for some reason when I was sitting here installing debian in VMware, I looked over and thought "hey, I should try and install my GPS software and see how it works in vista!" 30 seconds later I had it installed and was plugging in my GPS, only to remember that the window by my desk has a metal screen in it (thus blocking the GPS signal from the satallites) so I moved the R over to my bed where ansel was napping and put the reciver up on the window sill. Soon enough it had a signal from several sats and all was good. Eventually harly strolled in and hopped up on the bed, so I just had to take a picture.


test post or something

Ok, I just found a neato plugin for ff3b5 called "scribefire" which more or less adds a litte text box and formatting features to the bottom of your web browser screen, though it is expandable.

It's like, super fast blogging without dealing with going to the blog page and signing in and stuff, and it supports all the same formatting features (if not a few more) than the normal web based shenanigans.

Ok, my VMware download is done, bai!

Yay, RAM!

So I finally got some more RAM, which is fun. Cost me $35 shipped from newegg, 2GB DDR2 667MHz SODIMM. I must say it has spiced up vista quite a bunch, it's actually really nice and fast to use now that it isn't swapping like something that swaps a lot.

Here's some pictures!

Ok, so when I opened the way to big newegg box, and dug through the unnecessary sea of peanuts, I found this:

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I made sure to note this specifically, very handy considering the laptop I'm putting this in *is* running vista:

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Here's a closer look at the front of the stick:

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A removal of the battery and power cords, and four screws later, I'm pulling off the palmwrest:

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And lo, it's off! My my, it even looks like there might be an open slot in there...

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It is! Yay!

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Press down lightly... and.... *click*

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Now lets reattach the battery and all the cables, and boot vistuh!

[no picture due to the boringness of it's bootup sequence]

Ok, ~20 seconds later, I'm logged in and noticing it's much faster. Lets recalculate the WEI, shall we?

It's a whole .5 higher than it was! Craaaazy!

Here's some more detail:

Yeah, I had to make those two external links. Too wide for the blog format apparently.