Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Floor

Time for spring cleaning!! What better way to freshen up a room then to install a new floor and repaint.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Venice Shorebase Flood

When the wind blows in from the south and the tides are right Venice floods. Venice LA. is only good for testing missles, and pogey plants. Only the second hitch with the new car and it floods, Chevron sucks. There is no place like Shell!!!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

New Car!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Time to upgrade the old computer!!

I swapped out an Intel Motherboard, Pentium 3 450Mhz processor, and an old 9GB SCSI harddrive , for an Asus motherboard, Athlon64 2.4 Ghz processor, replaced the old drive with a WD Raptor 150GB SATA drive. Here is the old girl, after I cleaned her out with the vacuum cleaner.

The new motherboard, processor, and memory bolted into the tray ready to install.
The new harddrive, a WD Raptor, 150GB but very FAST!!Ok the moment of truth, we kept the magic smoke inside the box.
If you let the smoke out, electrical parts stop working!Hurray!! now for some diagnostic tests. Ok everything is working.
Now for the longest part of the project, downloading and installing the Operating System.
No Microsoft here, Only open source, Linux for this computer!!!!Twelve hours later... Full system installed. Internet, watching DVDs and looking at pictures.
Much faster now, I love the new system... welcome to the 21st century!!!
ASUS A8V-X socket 939 motherboard
AMD A64 4000+ 2.40 GHz processor
ULTRA DDR PC3200 400MHz 1024MB memory
Western Digital Raptor 150GB 16MB Cache 10,000RPM SATA hardrive
old parts re-used...
ATI RADEON 9200 128MB AGP video card

New Computer

Here is all the new stuff. I changed the computer from a Intel motherboard and Pentium 3 450Mhz to an Athlon 64 2.40Ghz and swapped an old 9GB SCSI harddrive for a 150GB WD Raptor SATA harddrive!!, and added a DVD-ROM.
Next is a picture of the old computer, you think it's dirty now,this is after I used the vacuum cleaner to suck out the dust bunnies.
Now the new motherboard and proccessor and memory in the tray ready to install.
Now for the the new hardrive, boy this thing is FAST!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Mayhem

Merry Christmas! Having to work over the holidays, we had Christmas early. What a mess!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Late Night? Early Morning?

Here we are with the closest of friends. Congrats. Erin!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

New Orleans

Nice Time In N.O.L.A.
Took the family to New Orleans this week.
perfect weather, and good friends make for a great trip.