Category: Computers

Windows 7 RTM

I have been using Windows 7 RC1 for a little while on my laptop, as it’s only OS, and for the most part I think it is ready. There were a few issues I noticed but hopefully they got them ironed out before they put the code to RTM(Release to Manufacturing). Honestly, if you held …

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Uninstalling Exchange 2007

Normally I am fine with Exchange, being the resource hog it is, but I was having to uninstall the damn thing the other day and it was being a huge pain. Let me set the stage, I had an Exchange 2007 server running as a VM and I had another one that was running full …

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Windows 2008 exposure

Not too long ago I went to a Microsoft Event to learn more about Windows 2008 and of course get a copy of it so I will be able to set it up and learn about it even more than I already knew. The reason I said ‘already knew’ is because not too long before …

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Long time no see

It looks like it has been a while yet again since my last post. I am still doing great at Glacial Energy and keep finding more to tinker with. My son is doing well, it is nice to be a Father. When I am not working or trying to spend time with my family I …

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A while it has been…

I know it has been way too long since I have graced the Interweb with my presence. A lot has been happening these past few months that my blog lay slient. I will start with my Son of course. He has been doing great, he is a very good natured baby so far. He smiles …

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Chipset issues

I had the chipset fan on my motherboard go out a few weeks ago which started to cause rebooting issues every few days on my main desktop. I found a replacement the day before Thanksgiving. It is a huge heatsink without a fan which seems to be doing the job. I think that the job …

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Windows Vista Beta 2

I got a copy of the newest beta of Microsoft’s most recent offering of Windows. The install is beyond simple from what I have seen so far. I am installing it on my Dell Latitude C640. All the specs are fine for it except for the video card so I will find out how bad …

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Whoa

It has been a little while since I have done any posting to the blog. When I have not been busy I have been tired of doing too much with computers. I know that sounds scary if you know me, but I am doing better now. I updated some of the software running houstonjuggalos.com. It …

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Been a little while

It seems that I have been too busy with life to drop a post or two. Well, I will update on a few things that I have done in the time of this lack of posting. One thing that I have done is get a smaller computer case instead of the server case I was …

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Web upgrades aplenty

Well, I finally got my Niece’s gallery upgraded to the newest version. She was using Gallery 1. She is now using Gallery 2. I also set up one of my nephews with a Gallery 2 set up of his own. For my Niece, Jessica, it is http://seeker.theuncle.com/ For my Nephew, Charlie, it is http://chucknasty.theuncle.com/ It …

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Drupal and it’s oddities

Well, I am going to try my hand at getting a replacement site going for the slightly aging look of the Lone Star Spirits site. I am going to try and use Drupal as it seems to be very versatile and yet clean and modular. I think I can get something whipped out in a …

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Joys of IP Unnumbered

About a month or so ago I learned how do something on a Cisco Router called ‘IP Unnumbered’. The neat thing about it is that if I have two of them hooked together over a connection with the CSU/DSU WIC card in it I do not need a set of WAN IP addresses. It uses …

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Looooooong Week

So far this week has dragged on. Oh well, the weekend is coming up and it will be a long one at that. No work on Monday means good times. This week up at work I got the Cisco 1721 router talking to the new T1. I even got the Cisco PIX 505 almost totally …

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Apple Mac Mini

Most of my growing up years I was not a fan of Apple. It is widely known by friends and family of my thoughts about not just the company but the awkwardness of the OS. That was until OSX came along. I have found it to be mostly clean and not too bad of an …

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I got a DVD Burner

It is a DVR-A09XL Pioneer drive with a black front. The max writes are below for each format it can handle. DVD-R 16x DVD+R 16x DVD-RW 6x DVD+RW 4x DVD+R DL 6x CD-R 40x CD-RW 24x The link to the page showing the specs for this unit is here. So far it is pretty sweet. …

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I like RAID

No, not the bug spray. RAID means “Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks”. It is a term used in the computing world for a collection of hard drives with fault tolerance so if one drive were to die, you could just replace it without downtime. Up here at work we just got a new server with …

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Been room cleaning

I have been cleaning up my computer room since we moved into our house last year. It is one of those slow processes as I have limited space and not the whole house. It is coming along good and the servers are working good in the closet. I just need to clean the work bench …

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Setting up RAID 1

If I get time this weekend I plan to throw two 30gig drives in an older computer I have sitting around and use one of the Promise RAID cards for binding them together. I then plan to Install Windows 2000 Professional. It will be a backup server and backup workstation for my Dad to use. …

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Updating phpBB2

If anyone is in doubt or outright does not know, phpbb2 is a message board system. I had to update it on two sites today. One of them I used as a test since it is not being used yet. It is www.digitalsheep.org. The other is used a lot so I did it second which …

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Firewire it was called, and it was good…

I recently got a 3.5″ hard drive enclosure that has both Firewire and USB 2.0 connections on it. I did not want to use the usb side of things for a perm. solution so I went ahead and got a Firewire card. One thing I can say is that it may not be hooked directly …

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