Shadey: So, are you guys on the internet then?
’nuff said. 😀
I need to get a wireless network setup at home as I’m fed up with cables being everywhere. If anyone tried one of those USB WiFi adapters I’d be interested in how well they work. I’m also interested in adding Bluetooth to my rig as it’ll make transfering stuff to and from my phone a whole lot easier.
This Bluetooth necklace looks kinda strange but also like it might be usuable as well. I also like the idea of using AAA batteries as they’re cheap, powerful if you get rechargeable ones and easy to pick up pretty much anywhere if you run out of power. Wonder if you can use this with a PC and something like Skype…
I think I’ll just have to write something in order to block out other noises. Hopefully this will mean I don’t go utterly insane.
Anyway, what’s happened recently? Well, I bought a car last month, courtesy of First Direct, thanks guys 😉 It’s a red, no, make that “Flash Red” Seat Leon, Y reg (end of 2001) with about 80k miles on the clock. Now that might sound like a lot, but the rest of the car is in very good condition, so I figured it was worth it considering my somewhat limited budget.
The alternator has already died, so I’m now full into owning the car and everything that entails, mainly expenses! Still I’m really happy with it and glad that I got it when I could as it will make visiting the parents this Christmas a LOT easier than it has been for the last few years on public transport. Carrying presents on trains and especially the London Underground is no fun what so ever. The ability to just dump them into the boot and just set off is fantastic.
I really want an MP3 player so I can listen to music again when I’m not at home. I’ve sold my MD recorder as I was never using the thing anyway (ah the pleasures of eBay) and now I’m without any kind of “walkman”. Also, the car only has a radio (I hate radio) and tape player (quality is too bad). The Creative MuVo V200 is very tempting at only £120, but I’m just wondering if I get a Motorola A1000 and stick 256MB TransFlash card in it instead. It would be one less thing to carry around. Hmm….
Tonight I’m going to some listen to some carols at Bath Abbey and then a little cinema at the new Odeon and a take out. Have fun.
After smashing my head against the spiked wall that IE5.x and CSS is attempting, in vain, to get em’s to behave properly so users can resize their own fonts and I can have some control over them myself I decided to have a snoop around. I can’t remember how I got there now, but I found an excellent em font article on www.clagnut.com. Make sure you see the comment by patrick h. lauke as that’s the real clincher 😉
Also, I’ve been toiling hard in the garden this weekend with Rebecca, my other half, and an old fried, Gillon. Pictures and a post to follow (once I’ve nailed this damn site).
I’m seriously contemplating swapping my Abit NF7-Sv2 out for a DFI NFII Ultra Infinity. They’re both based on the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset, but the NF7-S doesn’t seem to like my RAM 😦
I’ve got 2 sticks of KHX PC3000 and my rig will just not stabilise if I run the RAM at anything more than 166MHz. Even 167MHz is toast. Random program crashes, data corruption, BSODs you name it, it all happens. Apparently the NF7-Sv2 simply doesn’t like double sided RAM, especially KHX *sigh*. I know my CPU will do 215+MHz FSB since I can run that with a stick of TwinMOS PC3700 I have (slack timings). But no matter what timings (high, low or SPD) and no matter what voltage I give the KHX I’m getting nowhere.
The Infinity also has 4 SATA sockets compared to two with the NF7, which will be good when I get another hard drive; it’s only a matter of time. Also, I’m led to believe that it also has the four CPU mounting holes around the socket, which is essential for my waterblock. Well ok, it’s preferable 😉
I initially tried some TwinMOS PC3200 with this NF7, and it was never 24/7 stable. Each time I’ve had a RAM issue with it I’m tempted to jump ship and buy a P4. Then I remember the price/performance ratio of the P4 and come to my senses. However, as I really do need to get a separate rig for work that I vow I will never muck around with once it’s initially built, I may well get a P4 with that. Hyper Threading sounds like it should keep things a little happier when I’ve got a tonne of programs open all at once.
Looks like I’ve got some reading ahead of me on that DFI board 😉
I think I’m finally getting to grips with CSS positioning. It’s been a long hard slog (cos I’m lazy) but I think it’s all beginning to sink in. HUZZAH! The trick seems to be to stick absolutely positioned stuff in relative blocks. I’m sure I read this somewhere… PIE I think. Anyway, it really does solve a multitude of problems so give it a go.
I’ve just stumbled across Tanfa while reading Doug bowman’s blog else. If, like me, you’re trying to wrap your head around CSS positioning, layout and ditching tables you may find this site very useful.
If you know of any other useful resources please leave a comment.