A New Hard Drive

If all goes well tomorrow, I'll be going shopping. For what? A new hard drive! I'm hoping I can find a decent one in my (low) price range. My dad's already agreed to let me install it in our computer. I can't wait. If all goes well, by the end of the weekend I'll have a full Linux installation on a decent computer. Until now I've been getting by with the version on the laptop (Damn Small Linux on a laptop with a 233mhz processor and 32mb of ram) and live CD's on the good computer. I'm planning on installing Fedora 7, as that's the distribution I'm currently obsessed with. I'm happy 'cause my computer actually supports all the Compiz desktop effects. Who knows, maybe the next time I post it will be from a full Fedora 7 installation!

Actually my GP2X is definitely a better Linux machine than the laptop. It has twice the RAM and about twice the processing power.



Enough of the people I know have bugged me about it, that I've decided to join Facebook. One of the things that helped convince me was it's ability to import blogs. So there's a good chance that most of the people reading this are probably seeing it in Facebook. I'm wondering if the comments posted here will be grabbed by Facebook too... Probably not. And I'm almost positive the comments won't go the other way either. Oh well. If you are reading this on Facebook, may I recommend looking at the real thing at least once, cause it looks a lot nicer. Well, I've got school tomorrow, so it's off to bed with me.

@Facebook Readers: Normally the text down here is small and italicized.


I Got It!

You may have noticed that I haven't posted in a few days, and there's a somewhat good reason for that. Wednesday night, I got a package from Fed-Ex. And what was in that package? Why my new GP2X of course. So the last 6 days I've been spending all my computer time getting it all set up. I've found all the programs that I want on it, and converted all my music to the .ogg format. I've gotten my computer all set up to network with it even. I'm loving this little device.

In other news, I think I might cut back on how often I post. It seems after a day of school I just don't feel much like blogging, at least not about anything that isn't complaining. I'll still update it when I'm feeling up to it. Might try for at least weekly updates. We'll see.

Look at me! I'm Online! Hi Mom!


The First Day

Well, as most of you know, and probably experienced, today was the first day of the new school year. It wasn't to bad today. Usually at the start of any semester, you have to fill out all sorts of personal information, and what your expectations are for the course, and whatnot, just so that the teacher can get to know you better. Fortunately, none of my teachers really did that this year, which is a nice change. My classes seem OK, and I actually have some very small ones (about 15 people). Our communications class just got all new computers, so that should be fun... once they get all the software on them. It should be a fairly decent semester. Of course, only time will tell.

English, Music, Animation, Math. What do you have?


The End is Near... Goodbye Summer.

Today's it. The last day of summer vacation. I don't think it's really sunk in yet though. Halfway through next week I'll suddenly wish it were summer again. But for now, it seems I can hardly wait for the first day of school (or the third, which is the sixth, which is when my package arrives). I've got all my supplies ready, although it dawns on me now that I should probably get my backpack packed up for tomorrow. I'll probably do that when I'm done here. I wonder if I'll have a hard time falling asleep tonight, considering I'll be going to bed 4 hours earlier than I have been all summer. We'll I'm out of things to talk about. So for everyone going back to school tomorrow, Good luck.

Considering how late it is, I doubt anyone will read this until tomorrow, so I guess I should of said "For everyone who went back to school today, were you lucky?" or something.

Ungh... Technical Dificulties

This morning I was talking to one of my friends, and we thought it might be fun to try our internet connections with a game of Animal Crossing: Wild World. Imagine my disappointment when my DS couldn't find the internet connection. I was puzzled cause I was sure I had typed in all the settings right. Just to be sure I booted up the Wii and ran it's connection tests, with the same results. Now, I'm absolutely positive that the settings on the Wii were right, cause I was using it online yesterday. I thought the problem might be a setting in the router, cause my dad and I were messing around in there trying to get some VoIP software working (but that's another story). I tried undoing every change we made, to no effect. I even tried restoring the factory default settings and setting the entire network up again from scratch. Still wouldn't work. The router has a problem once before where it stopped recognizing that the network cards could support 100mbps. I had to unplug it and let it cool of to get it working again. I though this might be a similar problem, so I unplugged it and let it cool off a few times while working on it. That didn't help. I started getting desperate, I even tried turning off the computer to see if somehow its new firewall was getting in the way. Nope. The only thing I can think of is that it did overheat, and cause permanent damage to the wireless. I hope there's something obvious I'm missing.

What? Where you expecting a nice little solution at the end?

P.S. If you have any suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them.


Water Skiing!

I went water skiing today. I haven't been water skiing since my dad's boat floated away a couple years ago. Kind of sucked, the boat floating away. We had been out water skiing all day, and we brought the boat up on the beach when we were done. It was an aluminum boat, I don't know the size. It had nice 24 hp off board motor, which was on it when it drifted off. Normally we put the anchor on the beach, just in case, but that night we forgot. If there had been a storm, we would have checked on it, but there wasn't. The water level just came up, and the boat drifted away. Last summer my dad thought he actually saw it on the back of a truck, of course he was about 6 hours away from here.

So the water skiing today was fun. I spent most of the time as a spotter though. But I still had fun hanging onto the jetski and trying not to fall off. I might be able to go again tomorrow, don't know if I have the energy or not though.

I also went tubing, but I don't wanna talk about that.


They're Finnaly Here!

That's right, it's the post you've all been waiting for. (and if it isn't then oh well, it's the post I've been waiting for) I finally have completed images of the new robot.

First up is my new pic. This is it. The new robot. He has a TV screen for a head. I have a few pics I can put in place of the one he has now, as you'll see later. The background is something I made for a game that I was trying to make, but hit major roadblocks on. I think that will probably be My next project. That red diamond is my logo, I guess. If anyone has seen that anywhere before, please let me know so I can come up with something different.

Next we have a side shot of the robot in that same pose: The cord in his torso actually flops around when he moves.

Next is a front view: I've changed the pose and also his face. He's showing off the ability to stretch his limbs out to about twice their size.

And finally, because I was bored I turned on the transparencies and reflections and turned off the outlines for a more realistic pic: So there you have it. The new Robo 2. Was it worth the wait? You can decide that for yourself.

WooHoo! I'm DONE! I never thought I'd see the day. Now onto my next major project! Or maybe not...