Let the Blogs Begin!

This is the actual date I created this Blog. Here I will relay important events in my life, express comments about any subjects I wish to rant about, and generally just release a desire to express myself in writing. If you enjoy what you have read so far, then bookmark and come back again weekly to see the latest posting.


Finally, a new Computer

Dell 2400 The computer I had been using was one I bought second-hand in 1996. It was a P120 over-clocked to 133MHz and, until recently, running Windows 95. Last year I upgraded the HDD from 1.2GB to 6, but there were now problems with the modem and the CD-ROM drive on top of constant lock-ups, so one of us had to go. I won.

Today, right around lunch time, my new Dell Dimension 2400, 2.2Ghz P4 system arrived. I instantly gained at least 30 times more speed, 8 times more RAM, nearly 7 times more HDD space, Windows XP, and USB ports! I was going to buy a used computer, but for very little more I was able to get much more current technology, and my first new machine in about 16 years.

I'm not sure what I will do with the old computer, but perhaps I can use it to run Linux. That might be interesting.


Kayak for Sale ... Maybe

Me kayaking at Norris Arm I bought a very nice Wilderness Systems Tempest 170 kayak back in August, but I'm thinking about selling it. I am more into sailing, and would probably get more use and enjoyment from a Wayfarer 16, or similar dinghy. If you are in the market for a great sea kayak, CLICK HERE!

We had a fairly nice fall, so I was able to get out for about 20 hours in various locations with it. The picture was take of me at Norris Arm North. I also paddled around Laurenceton, Lewisporte, and Embree. I don't have a good roof rack for travelling on the highway, so my starting points were fairly close to home. There is also a fair bit more gear required to do anything more than day trips.