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I've let this blog died. I've let my "Unstuck In My Head" blog die. I'm mostly active in the IMG Forum. I also do a little farting around in some private places. (Don't tell anyone in the IMG Forum that I wrote that sentence or I'll never hear the end of it.)

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm
20-inch iMac (April 2008)

This Just In: Almost a year ago I got a new (well, refurbish) Mac. Yep, I got another credit card to pay for it.

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 5:54 pm
Unstuck In My Head

FYI, I have another blog: Unstuck In My Head.

If anyone is looking for correct, current information on MC Font Menu or MC Menus, of which I am the author, check out this post.

Posted on March 19, 2008 at 2:30 am
Feeling Left Behind

I've got a Mac from 2000. Sure I've upgraded the CPU, video card, etc.; but, I still have an insufficient machine if you look at many of the hot new games coming out these days. And I know that not all of these games needed to be made with such heavy minimum requirements. I don't need all of the eye candy; I prefer strong game play.

It is only getting worse for people like me who have PowerPC Macs. Apple's switch to Intel CPUs is making it harder for us because some games are coming out for Intel Macs only even though the games could be made for PowerPC Macs. (Yes, I know about the added cost of porting to PowerPC Macs and return on investment. If only I was a millionaire, I'd pay for a lot of games to be ported!)

But, to be honest, I would not be complaining like this if I could afford a new Mac.

Posted on January 26, 2008 at 5:04 am
Old Router, New Router

I had to get a new broadband router this week. A broadband router is typically labeled as a "Cable/DSL Router." It is a common item you find in homes that share a single Internet connection with several computers. You hook it up to your cable modem or DSL modem. Technically, "splitter" is the wrong word, but some people use that term because it seems to split an Internet connection just like a TV signal splitter.

My old router, an Asante FriendlyNET FR3004C, died after over 5 years of service. A couple of months ago one of its ports died; that was the first trouble I ever had with it. Fortunately, I had an unused port at the time. I had paid about $110 for the FR3004C.

My new router is a Linksys EtherFast, the BEFSR41 model. I paid about $60 for it. I was pretty much able to "drop-in" replace my old router. I did have a little setup to do using its web-based configuration. I did not touch the CD that came with it despite the warnings to "Run CD First before connecting cables." A router - at least a home router like this one - should not need any software installed, especially when using Mac OS X. (Who else is thinking the word "crapware"?) Anyhow, the new router is working just fine.

Important: Always change the password of your router as soon as you get it. There is an exploit out there that lets malicious people access your router (if it is still using its default password) and change its settings so that you could end up going to fake/phishing websites even if you type the correct address in to Safari/Firefox/Internet Explorer/etc.

Posted on May 19, 2007 at 11:11 am
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