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02/19/06

  04:07:39 pm, by The Dreamer   , 691 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer, BOINC

Can never have enough memory

:`( or something like that.

Lately, things have been getting slower and slower on most of my machines. In part due to running more and newer applications.

So, I'm looking at buying more memory for the computers I have, that can be upgraded. And, looking at the upgrade plan to see where the other machines might fall.

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01/31/06

  10:37:39 am, by The Dreamer   , 256 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Software, VoIP, BOINC

Software Wish: "I'm Busy"

I was just thinking now there ought to be a program (for Windows) called "I'm Busy" (or "IM Busy", though it should work more than just IM programs).

I just had another phone interview, which I thought was very challenging and interesting...hopefully I'll get at least some response from it. Anyways, each time that I have one of these calls, I've gone to various programs in my system tray to quiet things down.

Namely, I set busy (or on the phone) status on each of the IM programs on my computer (ICQ, AIM, Y!, GTalk, MSN....I guess that's everything, at work I used to have Rhymbox....because Livelink IM uses Jabber, but requires a client that does SSL...there have been others, but lack of buddies on those has had me discontinue them inorder to keep sufficient real estate on my screen open &#59;) )

But, there's other things I want to toggle when setting 'on the phone' state. Namely, change ANT4MC to offline status (so I won't have the computer announcing the arrival of new mail to the dozens of accounts I have) and change BOINC Manager to 'suspend'. Because when BOINC is running, my computer sounds like a jet engine.....

Anybody now if such a program exists?

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09/18/05

  01:29:54 pm, by The Dreamer   , 687 words  
Categories: ReplayTV, Hardware, Computer, Networking, BOINC

I've decided....

....that the next time I need to do work on 'box', that I'll get a new machine to replace it.

Even though all I need is a lowly PC to run Linux to serve DNS, DHCP, NTP, SSH and be a router and as bonus do ivs-status-sniff and BOINC for me.

The DNS/DHCP/NTP are core services to my home network (and since all my IVS traffic goes through it, that's also of fair importance).

As you might recall, when I experienced a boot failure on the old machine (a desktop GX100), I rushed over to eBay and bought a SFF GX110. Figuring it would be a minimal change, so migrating the Linux system would be minimal (the kind where I just transplant the drive and it works...I've done these before at work). And, it was cheap. Though it came with no HD or memory, though neither big points. Since I was planning to transplant the HD and I already had some DIMMs from a different GX110.

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09/04/05

  12:03:38 am, by The Dreamer   , 758 words  
Categories: Computer, BOINC

Upgraded 'box' from SuSE 8.2 to 9.3

For no really good reason, except to try to be in a better position to debug the mono version of the Poopli Updater, I decided to attempt upgrading my SuSE 8.2 'box' to SuSE 9.3.

I chose 9.3, because ISO images for CDs existed online. I had a DVD for 9.1 and I was sure I had seen 9.3, but 'box' doesn't have a DVD-ROM drive. Though I do have an extra DVD-ROM drive or two laying about, but I didn't want to do machine upgrades until I had everything together (and I'm waiting for a new heatsink to arrive).

Before doing the upgrade, I ran mondoarchive in case I needed to revert back. While I was waiting for this to finish, I went looking for some black CD-Rs to burn the ISO images for SUSE 9.3. Hmmm, I seem to be down to only 4 CD-Rs....and I need 5 (plus whatever number the mondoarchive generates....which happened to be another 5).

So, this meant a trip to Best Buy to buy some blanks. I grabbed the cheapest spindle of 50 CD-Rs and was on my way, except I spotted a cheap spindle of 50 DVD-Rs...so I grabbed that as well. I kind of had some thing else in mind for that...except as I was putting them away, I discovered that I already had another cheap spindle of DVD-Rs that I had forgotten about...which I probably would've been sufficient.

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01/27/05

  03:51:11 pm, by The Dreamer   , 156 words  
Categories: General, Computer, BOINC

New server build 2

Link: http://lawrence.chen-online.net/index.php?p=200&more=1&page=2

Well, after having peeked inside the box and doing a quick research on available options.

I've decided to not do any upgrades to this box I acquired for under $40 on eBay...about $66 shipped. And, just set it up as originally intended as is.

Still haven't decided if I'll busy it up running BOINC all the time. If I do, I'll probably not add it to the Climate Prediction project....even though they give you almost a year to crunch a work unit.

So, that means the only thing to get is a 4-port KVM....it isn't quite the excuse to justify getting the Dell 2005FPW, I've been toying on the idea of getting.

Perhaps when I swing getting the Mac Mini....though the purchase that I plan to make to justify getting that is an EyeTV 500 (which I intend to get before July 1st, 2005....it is usually October/November when new computers get acquired around here).

01/16/05

  12:36:10 pm, by The Dreamer   , 469 words  
Categories: Hardware, Software, Computer, BOINC

New server build?

Yesterday, I decided it was time to see about getting a diagnostic code for my dead Maxtor 250GB drive so I can see about getting it replaced. I'm running out of space on my Linux DVArchive Server. I'm also running out of space on my other DVArchive server.... But, it should be possible to mount another drive in the Linux box (while the Windows/DVArchive box is SFF, so I would need some kind of external storage.....and apparently Maxtor drives can't be master/slaved inside the box I have now).

While, I was doing this I threw out my back.... >:XX

But, I got the code and sent the drive off to see if Maxtor will replace it.

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Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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