Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Hardware Wars

daisy_knotwise, looking at the fact that I'm going to be working at home shortly, asked me about setting up another computer somewhere in the house where she could get to the Internet and Katie could play with Baby Type. I considered the various hulks of ancient hardware in the house and decided to buy something new and relatively cheap. So after a trip to Fry's (where I returned the RAM that didn't work in the computer at work) and the WindyCon meeting tonight, I'm sitting in the bedroom where Gretchen is trying to sleep -- with a knee that decided to act up in bad ways shortly after I left the house -- and configuring the new machine.

Anti-virus software is loaded, Google Chrome is loaded, Windows Update has been run, printer drivers have been installed, and now I just need to get PC-Pine running so Gretchen can pick up her e-mail.

Oh. And Baby Type.

So far, so good.

Update: Yeah, except for one little detail. This box came preloaded with 64-bit Vista. Baby Type is a 16-bit application. I have a workaround in mind for this, but not one I can finish executing tonight. *sigh*
Tags: home, musings, tech

  • I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

    With a lot of help from my friends, the pile has been moved successfully. Back to work tomorrow, where I will work on shifting different piles. :)…

  • Still Behind

    I am *trying* to catch up on things. I may eventually succeed, but this was not the day.

  • Digging Out

    I have way too many things that need to be done. I will make some more progress on them soon. On the other hand, the house is a good bit cleaner…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded