Back in the game

Ok, so I’m in fantasy golf league, but I keep forgetting to choose my players every week. I will be forgetting no more. Just got Sunbird installed a few days ago. It’s the Mozilla standalone calendar. I got reminder emails from yahoo, but I would read it and then forget about it. This thing sends me an alarm on my desktop reminding me of events or tasks that need to be done. And I can even snooze and it’ll pop back up again at a later time. I also set it to remind me to email in my timesheets. Most excellent for forgetful people like myself.

Early Christmas presents

I got 2 things that I’ve been wanting for a long time. Well, one of them isn’t exactly what I wanted, but it serves my purposes. I finally got a second monitor! Yay, now I got much more room to play with.

The second thing that I got was a tv tuner for my computer. I don’t have a vcr and I actually wanted TIVO, but this thing works the same–it records for me and I can even pause and play live tv. I even have picture in picture now!

Thanks Anthony for all your old stuff. :)

Here’s my latest desktop using my 2 monitors. No, no widescreen, just both screens together.

Network up and running

Yay, I got my network at home up and running. Since I only have 1 monitor and keyboard, I use my desktop to remotely control my old machine. And both machines have internet access and everything! I love it. Now I just have to find a way to turn it into a webserver. I’ve never dealt with so much hardware and networking configurations in my life, every second wading deeper into the realm of geekdom.

Computer news and Easter breakfast

Since I posted about my current desktop. Now I’m going to post about my new Matrix screensaver!

matrix screensaver

With all the random scrolling characters, it looks just like the movie. No more Taylor screensaver because that one took a while to “wake up.” Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything of substance. Recently, I’ve just been a little lazy. I don’t want to think too much, let alone type it out. At church last week for Easter, we had the youth cook breakfast before service. They made waffles, eggs, and sausages to raise money for the summer retreat. It was quite a production, since we couldn’t use 2 outlets at the same time or else the fuse would blow. So we had waffle makers spread throughout the room, plugged in at different areas. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from this. I didn’t know if the youth would enjoy doing this or not. Many complained and griped beforehand. But as we were cooking, the kids were really willing to help. One kept on asking if we wanted her to help with anything. After cleaning up (which was a total pain to clean the waffle makers after the batter was caked on), one kid came up to me and said, “Boy, that was fun.” Another one messaged me on the computer the next day saying that we should do this more often. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what it’s all about. I’m glad the kids had fun. We don’t do these activities that often, and I’m trying to change that.