Wednesday, May 21, 2003

The problem with being punctual is that there is never anyone around to
appreciate it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Found a great free web portal. It has all of the standard features like Yahoo and other portals such as news, calculators, bookmark storage and others but makes its money with a different business model that allows it to not have banner ads and popups. It is very configureable and feature rich. Since we will be retiring in a month or two we will no longer have our business calendar available and I had to find a substitute. The site is and so far I am really happy with it. We are already using the calendar, which we can share with each other and family members, to schedule events that will take place beyond our retirement dates. By the way, in addition to my work countdown calendar at this location. I put a countdown calendar page up for Barbara. It is here. Check it out and follow our countdown to the big events.

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Thursday, May 15, 2003

Still reinstalling software on my new system. It is running really well with XP but even though I thought I had backed up everything I had not. I am using this experience to create a CD with all of my registration keys, serial numbers, etc. that one needs to rebuild a system. Hopefully next time I do this it will be a bit easier because of that. One big advantage of running a two drive system with the applications on the primary drive and data on the second is that all of my data files stayed intact. Windows XP seems to be a big step up from my old OS which was Windows 98.

Friday, May 02, 2003

Upgraded my processor in my computer last night. Called my local parts suppier and gave them the model of my motherboard and they said I could upgrade from my Athlon 900 mhz processor to an XP1800 for $84 so I did it. Sure seems to be running noticeably faster now. Flight simulator runs smoother at a faster frame rate. Thanks Kiefer!