January 17, 2005
This morning I ran 6 miles kinda sore, kinda tired, kinda fast for being sore and tired. But I don't want to talk about that. I want to talk about how I've spent much of this 3-day weekend doing something I used to love but haven't done in a while. This weekend I:
1) bought a new cheapo video card for one box to replace the old cheapo video card that's caused intermittent lockups for 3 years
2) bought a second drive for one box so I could format it FAT and try to install SUSe linux on it sometime
3) bought a tiny little router to replace the big honkin' unstable and obsolete NT machine I'd been using (only) as a router
4) reinstalled NT on the big honkin' unstable and obsolete machine. This took all day, since both the CDROM and floppy drives were dead and all the hardware is proprietary (which required drivers to be installed from - you guessed it - floppy, CDROM, or network). Did you know that it's hard to buy a bare-bones CDROM drive at CompUSA? Did you know that Windows NT 4 throws a fit when you change any of its hardware? Still in the end, the box became a backup domain controller and will soon replace my husband's crappy little unstable machine as king of the domain.
5) found a crappy little more-stable machine for $250 that will run circles around my husband's crappy little unstable machine, so he can use the new one while I try converting the NT domain to a Windows 2000 domain. Someday.
This was more computering than I'd done in years.
Posted by joe positive at January 17, 2005 6:36 PM