The Grind

September 5, 2000

Ahh a good 3 day

weekend and a 3 day work week. I’m leaving town this weekend to visit some friends

in Atlanta. Good time to get away. 

Finished Mom’s

PC this weekend. Made sure the new modem and internet account works. Tried out

Winlinux on it. The system kept freezing up before I could login to KDE. Deleted

it, no problem. Installed a new modem in Niki’s current system. She likes it

and can tell that it it a bit faster. Hard to believe that we use to surf on

14.4 modems…ick. I installed StarOffice on Victor Friday and I’m going to

dive into it when I have a chance. Installed well and I can actually edit HTML.

Don’t know if I like the interface, but we’ll see. I have a spare AMD K6 233

chip setting on my desk and I might actually build a new system soon. I can

get an ATX case cheap and a motherboard for a reasonable price. Would be nice

to get a system working with WinME for testing. I’m going to clear out some

systems soon. I keep trying to scale everything down to 3 systems. Those system

should be MadCow (Win2k), Victor (Caldera Linux), and  PseudoMac (MacOS/Linux).

Don’t know about the others, I am going to scrap my Netware 3.12 box (386) and

Possibly a Frankenstein Box (Linux). I really hate to ditch a beat to hell computer

that works great. I just ordered a new CPU for Niki’s new system and a video

card for a client. Niki’s system should be complete real soon and free up some

room to test/dismantle/discard some of the older equipment.

Yes, I am leaving

this weekend…….haven’t been out of town in a while and I really need to

recharge.