Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I found two DVD drives in the trash at work. I think they are broken, so I have taken one apart in order to fix it. I believe that the motor that spins the disk is the broken part.


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Well the scroll wheel on my 3 year old Dell DJ broken when it fell in the school parking lot this winter. So one of my coworkers said she would help me try to take it apart and fix it. It is a lot better than it was, however it is still not perfect. One of the things that I found very interesting when I was doing research on the battery this winter was the extreme lack of pictures on the web of the innards of the Dell DJ. So when We were working on it I took quite a few pictures. I will post a few of them here, if you would like more pictures in full resolution I can get them to you.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Apparently my school, Eastbrook, will be moving at least three of its computer labs to Linux. I'm curious to see witch distribution they choose, I think they either choose Ubuntu, or Knoppix. I put a section from the article below.


"Also at the meeting, the board voted unanimously to change an order with VARtek, the company that outfits its computers.

By October, three writing classes at the high school should be outfitted with computers running the Linux operating system.

Superintendent Jerry Harshman said the computers would be an added convenience so teachers won't need to take classes to computer labs to teach students how to use the operating system.

The project is being funded by a state grant."

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Saturday, July 7, 2007

We are finally on our way home. I was a really good trip, Lots of fun stories and memories. Meet many people, and got to know many of them well enough, that I will always remember them. I hope that some of the things I have learned on this trip will stay with me as I go home.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

Today was the 4th of July. We did normal 4th of July stuff. Went to see Transformers with Ted and Andy's friends. It was sweet. We made this, this morning. Sorry for crappy audio, I think my camera may be broken.


Monday, July 2, 2007

Just a short post tonight... Went to church, ate Mexican for lunch, and swam. Went to the church softball game for a while. Then later hung out with a bunch of Ted and Andy's friends, and swam and whatnot.