Saturday, 28th of October, 2000
Well, I finally decided to put this scrap computer together. I have a stripped down IBM DX4/100, and I popped in a WD Caviar 1.6GB drive into it, a SCSI CD-ROM, Yamaha sound card, and a network card. Turns out, the Caviar has some bad sectors on it, so to be on the safe side, I put in an 800MB Seagate instead. Oops, out of stupidity, I plugged the SCSI card into the VESA slot. Well, it kinda works, but the computer didn't like it very much when it came to booting from a floppy. (Shrug) I scrounged up 64MB of RAM, and once I get Win98 installed on this, I'll use it as an MP3 player.
Friday, 27th of October, 2000
I've used up about half of my Ultima Kodak Gold phthalocyanine CD-R. So far, it is readable by everything I've stuck it into, so that's an improvement over the CompUSA that I used before. Thing is though, it doesn't work properly with the anti-skip on my CD player. At times, it would skip a lot, or just stop playing altogether. I think I might try the blue Cyanine next time, it seems to work properly on my CD player.
Woah, I found an article on last year's SCCCC math competition, with the winners listed.
Thursday, 26th of October, 2000
I finally got the article from the St. Louis Lawyer magazine scanned. They had a significant blurb on us and a good sized picture. Apparantly, they ripped the article right off of our brochure. Owell, it's cool, except it's out of date... we went on tour to Europe two years ago. Owell, still pretty awesome that we got on that paper. You can check out the full article by clicking on the picture to the right. I also think it's neat that an event with Governor Carnahan was right underneat our article... this was printed before he was killed in the plane crash.
After school, I went to the Junior High to visit one of my favourite math teachers and help her tutor some algebra students. I think I'm going to start doing this on a regular basis, it's very fun.
Wednesday, 25th of October, 2000
Actual Label Instructions
On a box of Dial Soap:
Directions: Use like regular soap.
On some Schwann's frozen dinners:
Serving suggestion: Defrost
On a hotel provided shower cap in a box:
Fits one head.
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
Product will be hot after heating.
On packaging for a Rowenta Iron:
Do not iron clothes on body.
On Boot's Children's Cough Medicine:
Do not drive car or operate machinery.
On Nytol (a sleep aid):
Warning: May cause drowsiness
On a Korean kitchen knife:
Warning: Keep out of children
On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights:
For indoor or outdoor use only.
On a Japanese food processor:
Not to be used for other use.
On Sainbury's peanuts:
Warning: Contains Nuts
On an American Airlines packet of nuts:
Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts
On a Swedish chainsaw:
Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
Tuesday, 24th of October, 2000
Ouch. It has become quite apparant that Appleshare IP does not work on G4 servers. That sucks! No wonder we are having all these problems with our school servers! We've talked to many other system administrators, and apparantly they have same problems with G4s. Owell, time to put those G3s back into commission.
Monday, 23rd of October, 2000
So I answer to the comment, that, by writing journal entries, I have no life. It doesn't take but one minute each day to write out my thoughts... and they end up saving a lot of time later (like when I'm trying to figure out whether my CD burner is still in warranty).
Sunday, 22nd of October, 2000
Well, I've spent a lot of Friday and today working at a client's house (she insists that I work at her house) on her webpage for her organization, Wild Birds of the 21st Century (www.wildbirds.org). I didn't make many content changes, just floated it into a simple left-side menu that was easier to navigate through.