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11/04/07

  10:20:55 am, by The Dreamer   , 365 words  
Categories: General, Samsung HLN4365W1

The Late DST of 2007

Well, nothing significant to having to update clocks for the time change this year. Didn't see any issues last week, except at work were a few forgotten machines that hadn't gotten retired on schedule switched off of DST early :D

I'm sure I missed a few clocks somewhere, but that's normal.

But, once again it is time to check the lamp timer on my Samsung HLN4365W1....gotta write down somewhere that the sequence is POWER-MUTE-1-8-2-POWER and that I need to be on an active input before I do this....to get to the service menu.

Anyways...the timer reports that 5937 hours.

For a few months, it has seemed that the screen isn't as bright as it used to be (also seems to take some time to reach its full brightness)...so I've been debating whether I should replace the lamp. Perhaps I'll do it some day, but not this weekend.

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  01:37:28 am, by The Dreamer   , 31 words  
Categories: Stuff

NightWalker - Oval(tm) Walking Light

Link: http://www.herringtoncatalog.com/t325.html

Was a piece of junk....never got to use it, it stopped working before I got that chance. Like it can't handle the rigors of being carried in my jacket pocket....

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11/03/07

  04:48:45 pm, by The Dreamer   , 644 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer

Leopard Time Machine and PHR-250CC

Link: http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=100

Going back a little big....during the experimentation with Leopard, I also looked at Time Machine.

First thing I discovered was it could use the same drive (so not like Windows System Restore &#59;) ), and I couldn't use the samba share from my Sun Workstation (which I had been running SilverKeeper to).

But, SilverKeeper and a share wasn't really the optimal situation, and I've been meaning to get an external drive for backups of the MacBook Pro.

A co-worker got the idea to visit the Computer Store on campus to see what external drive options there were. He then found the enclosures, which I never really noticed before....which I knew about that part sooner, might have helped the last time I was looking for enclosures. But, I spotted a 2.5" drive enclosure...and remembered that I do have a 2.5" harddrive somewhere that I'm not using.

There's also a 3.5" 500G SATA drive that I'm not using, but someday I'll work up the courage to upgrade the primary drive in my desktop computer to it (and the plan was to then use that 120G drive as the backup of my Mac....some day). But, I've digressed.

Later that night, I was chatting with the co-workers online about drive enclosures online. The conclusion was that the computer store price was reasonable compared to online. And, much more instantaneous. I went and found the 2.5" drive...I couldn't remember what size it was....but I knew it was a 7200RPM drive, which would probably be overkill for use in an external enclosure. Later I found it to be a 100G notebook drive. Which I guess is still the maximum for 7200RPM notebook drives.

So, I stopped off at the computer store on the way in to work the next day and bought the enclosure. There were 3 choices....a USB only for $15 (some other brand and plastic), a USB with encryption (and a finger print reader -- BIO-250U). And, one that had both firewire and USB. Knowing that firewire is better than USB, I went with the PHR-250CC.

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  04:34:17 pm, by The Dreamer   , 135 words  
Categories: Software, Computer

Solving the Leopard Dock Stack problem....

On Monday, a co-worker appeared with a couple of boxes of Leopard. And, that's shipping boxes, which contain many copies of Leopard. I took one copy for my MacBook Pro.

After staring at the deep hologram effect of the package, I set out to upgrade my MacBook Pro to Leopard.

One of the first strange things was my Dock icons for home, applications, documents looked funny. After fiddling around for a while, searching with Google and discussing with co-workers....it seemed that there was nothing that could be done about this new 'feature'.

This morning, a solution came to me. What if I create an Alias of the folder, and rename it such that it'll be first and put that in each of the folders that I have in my Dock. :idea:

It works great! :!:

My Leopard DockMy Leopard Stack

10/28/07

  07:36:01 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Evan Almighty

10/21/07

  08:49:46 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Ultraviolet

10/18/07

  07:54:26 pm, by The Dreamer   , 121 words  
Categories: Appliances

Dyson DC18 Slim

Link: http://www.dyson.com/range/feature_frame.asp?model=DC18-ALLFLOORS&sinavtype=menu

Oh yeah...before I got to building the CD Storage Rack, I finally got around to assembling my new Dyson DC18 Slim Vacuum Cleaner. It was also a Columbus Day item.

I did a quick run of it...and it was amazing how much stuff it pulled up. Didn't expect to see more construction dust, though it choked my old vacuum cleaner to death...so maybe not losing suction got to the stuff that the old vacuum cleaner didn't get.

Think I need some of its accessories to get to those hard to reach spots. Wonder about getting an extension cord for it....so I can get to the far corner of the living room (without using the living room circuit.. :? )

  07:33:06 pm, by The Dreamer   , 314 words  
Categories: Furnishings

CD Storage Rack

Link: http://www.racksandstands.com/OMA-1520-BMA-1520-CMA-1520-PRP1005.html

For a long time, I've been meaning to get a new CD storage rack of some sort. I used to have a pair of 500 CD Storage racks, which I had out grown. Plus, there weren't the most stable...one of them toppled shortly after I moved to my second apartment in Ohio.

When it became clear that I be undertaking a relocation, I decided that I would just toss the old CD racks with the plan that I would purchase new ones. Well, the new situation was less the ideal, so figuring out how and when to acquire a new CD rack and where I might put it took some time.

Recently, I got an email ad on a CD storage rack...and I started thinking that maybe it was time to see about taking the plunge. With the plan to take Columbus Day off, I went looking to see who I might order from that might be able to target as a UPS delivery on Columbus Day.

I had nearly settled on a choice, until I went to find out how much shipping was. Over $100 for ground shipping. While Googling for other sources, there was a sponsored result touting free shipping. So I ordered from them. The site gave the implication that it was a limited time offer and could take up to 2 weeks to ship. Well, it took less than that to ship and it still offers free shipping.

So, as I previously blogged...it tried to arrive the Wednesday before Columbus Day, and I got UPS to defer until Columbus Day.

Well, today I finally set it up.

The hardest challenge was that I don't have free space to assembly it laying down, and wasn't designed to be assembled upright. But, I managed to get it sufficiently assembled.

Now to find the boxes with the CDs, and start loading it up.

CD Storage Rack

10/14/07

  08:12:28 pm, by The Dreamer   , 9 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Next

  12:49:02 pm, by The Dreamer   , 87 words  
Categories: Home, Furnishings

Blackout Liner

Well, because the drapes didn't quite make the room dark enough, especially when the outside parking lot light is shining right onto my window. I had ended up ordering a blackout liner to see if that would solve things.

Guess I need to set the rod out further to make that work...but except for the light leakage at the sides, it is great now. The blackout liner is longer than the drapes, so it does look a little strange. But, I'm mainly about function here. &#59;D

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