2008 July 11, 19 Rahmat, 165 BE
Over the past week I have been fooling around with broken-down computers, repairs, upgrades and generally catching up on a todo list as long as your arm.
The Youth Impact Centre has switched to a summer schedule and has a couple of youth workers helping its new pastor, Ray. My usual co-coordinator, Stu, is taking the summer off, so Gord and I have been handling the Friday night chess club alone. Silvie was involved in the pastor's Martial Arts classes for a few months, but then her interest flagged. She stays home on the night I volunteer, Fridays, while Thomas still comes along.
Our main computer failed after I upgraded its RAM, in preparation for putting MS Flight Simulator onto it. I also purchased a video card from the new local computer store, Computer Troubleshooters. They stood by what they sold me, and now the machine seems to be working. In the meantime I have been trying to make the switch from a windows machine to the Imac, which we have owned for six months but were using mostly as a television and DVD player, rather than a computer.
I have had no choice but to post directly to the badi blog. You can go to the blog to read the recent posts all together quite conveniently; they are short and to the point, usually with a link to something I found interesting. Here is a list of the posts in the order of the principle system I use, along with their location on the web:
p07 (Education) Creativity Expert
p14 (Virtues and Calendar) Round format of the Badi' Calendar
2008 July 12, 19 Rahmat, 165 BE
p15dea (Mind, Soul and Body; Death) Five things to do before you die
p17 (Love) Some Kind of Wonderful
p22cor (Politics, Corruption) Medical corruption?
p33 (Travel, Transportation) Where's Mat?
p33 (Travel) Worst Plane Crash
tfam (Family and Sex) My Favorite Movie Kiss
2008 July 14,
Converting to a mac is a huge job for an old timer like me. Very set in my ways, I am. I have been up to my neck in networking protocols, a thumb modem that turned out to be defective, and on and on. This DOSBOX program for using DOS on a Mac works, but it is a pain to set up. It looks like I might have to buy a notebook computer if only to be able to use my ancient DOS writing program, Maxthink, in native mode, with all keystroke shortcuts intact. Meanwhile, I have been making short posts periodically, direct to the blog. One of them is: