Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I just finished installing the Jaunty Human Green theme from www.gnome-look.org. Kinda turned into a pain to get installed properly, but I almost have it set up. The only problem I'm having now, is that all text is white, so in browser windows, or app windows, unless the text is hilighted, you can't read anything. Hopefully I'll have that fixed sometime tomorow. Well, heres a screenshot.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Well, last night, I decided to dual-boot Ubuntu and Vista on my One. Unfortunately, I had to swap my Broadcom wireless card for the factory Atheros card since for some reason for the life of me I couldn't find the drivers for the broadcom card. Anyway, back to last night. I had set up the madwifi drivers and all the codecs I need without a problem. I've still not installed the Mac4Lin yet. I was using Ubuntu for a while to make sure everything was right, then I switched to Vista.
There were the typical issues with it, but I was suprised. I previously had XP installed to use my phone as a modem, which worked fine. In Vista, it seemed like I had a faster connection through my phone. Awesome. My fiance had a problem with Ubuntu, which is another blog, so I switched back to Ubuntu to be able to help. Well, it booted up with out a problem. After booting, I noticed my Network Manager icon on the taskbar was showing up as a page with a red x. Hmm? It said it connected so whatever. I went on to help her, and came back to my One. I went to Applications>Internet to load Pidgin. Odd, no icons. Nothing seemed to have an icon. It was late so I figured I'd work on it in the morning.
Now, this morning. I first loaded Vista to browse the web while I smoked. When I switched to Ubuntu, that's odd. There are icons? Odd. I restarted a couple times, and its still working fine. Oh,well. at least its working.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I got to purchase 3 new vintage radios today. 2 Zenith and a Farnsworth. The first today, was a Zenith Model 7H921. The second is a Farnsworth chassis. Don't know much about it. The third was another Zenith. Unsure on the model number right now, but hopefully a little research will tell me that. Earlier, I checked the tubes in all three radios. I got lucky since all the tubes were still good. The third may end up needing a couple tubes, but maybe not. Anyway, back to the first Zenith. After I checked the tubes, I tried it out. Took a bit for the tubes to warm up, but it powered on without any issues. Not picking up any stations at the moment, though. Unfortunately, while trying to tune a station in, the wire that connects the tuning knob to the tuner came loose. Hopefully get that fixed soon. The Farnsworth may be a while before I know what shape it is in. Since I don't know what model it is, I can't find a schematic for it, so I don't know which loose wires are for the speaker. The third, the Zenith, actually worked pretty decent after checking everything. It didn't take long for its tubes to get warm. At first, I thought the speaker was trashed, since it didn't have much volume to it no matter what the volume was adjusted to. Well, I guess it had just been so long since it had been used, it just needed to be on for a while. Well, I got it going pretty nicely, but I still think it needs a speaker. Maybe just needs the switches cleaned. Who knows. More later.