Daily Archives: 03/14/2005

Gloomy Monday

We’re sitting on the edge of a tropical storm today, so the island is shrouded in clouds and light rain. A good day to eat some soup, and that’s just what I did for dinner. Nothing like good hot soup on a rainy day.

I’ve been monkeying around with hard drives the last few days. I got a few hard drives lying around the house, mainly a 120 GB Seagate drive I bought last year for a project that never really got started. What with my new iBook G4 (I did mention that purchase, right?) I thought it would be good to put that hard drive to use. Especially since I’ve used up almost the entire 60 GB internal hard drive ripping my entire CD collection into iTunes. That extra disk space can come in handy.

A little shopping on eBay and I had not one, but two hard drive enclosures with USB 2.0 and Firewire on the way. They took a while to arrive, but the finally showed up last week Wednesday. The 120 GB drive is now purring away happily, split into three partitions for files and backups. The other enclosure is home to the 20 GB drive I yanked from my long dead Dell Celeron Windows PC. I wanted some files off that 20 GB drive, mainly the bookmarks and my Microsoft Money files, and then I sucked all the files off the reliable old G3 tower onto that 20 GB drive as well. Worked like a charm. As a plus I pulled down my entire website from Kuentos onto the drive and then moved it over to my new home here at namamalo.org using Transmit.

So basically I’m trying to say I spent a large part of the weekend copying files around on a couple hard drives. Call me Mr. Excitement.

Another Test

This is just another test post. I’m trying this one out from the office, using W2K and IE 5.5 (our crummy “common reference desktop” or whatever it’s called these days). It seems to run smoothly.

Oh yeah, check out my other weblog at East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

Handy Latin Phrases

Make anything you say sound profound with these Handy Latin Phrases from the BBC. A sampling:

  • Canis meus id comedit: My dog ate it.
  • Re vera, cara mea, mea nil refert: Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.
  • Ita erat quando hic adveni: It was that way when I got here.
  • Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?


I made the upgrade to WordPress 1.5 tonight. Fairly smooth process, just a few hiccups.