Archive for March, 2002

What’s the scoop?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2002

Yes, I haven’t updated my page in a little bit. Sorry. I have been busy. I will fill in some details a little later, but to sum things up in a few words: laptop, job, new photos, moving.

I will shed some more light on things in a bit. (:

Hooray for FedEx!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2002

Today, I heard a ring on the doorbell and found a large, yet mostly empty box waiting outside my front door. I thanked the FedEx lady as she walked back to her van, and hurridly took the box in, anxious to see the little cards I had ordered not but a few days before.

After opening the oversized box, I discovered what I had been waiting for: My two little 128M SmartMedia cards were ever-so-cautiously packed within a few layers of bubblewrap. I slid each out of its packing and tried out both, one at a time, in my Olympus digital camera and discovered that I can take a whopping 163 pictures per card (more or less). Wow.

I cannot wait to go out put these expensive little cards to good use.

Blast from the past

Monday, March 11th, 2002

I have ported over another previous layout of LinuxArt.com to my new site theme infrastructure. It is called "BlueClouds", and should be instantly be familliar to anyone who has been following my site for more than a few months.

As always, it is accessable in the preference area. Select "BlueClouds" from the dropdown and click on the button to activate it.

The SmartMedia adventure

Friday, March 8th, 2002

I finally did it. I bought two 128 megabyte smartmedia memory cards for my camera.

The largest storage I have for my camera (at this time), a 64M smartmedia card, has been more than a little limiting. Granted, I have a 32M and also an 8M that still work too, but I have to periodically transfer my images to the laptop. With more storage, I will not have to do that as often.

I visited NewEgg.com and purchased two 128M smartmedia cards, each at 40 American dollars. Here, in town, BestBuy was asking a whopping 99 bucks while Staples had a "new, reduced price" of 79 and some change. Wal-Mart has a nice deal on their website, with a single card costing a flat 57, but the stores here in town carry nothing larger than a 32M card. Luckily, the Internet is easily accessable and makes purchasing hard-to-find items less expensive, and actually possible, in many instances.

Anyway, I can’t wait until the cards arrive. Both should be here within a week, and I will definately post about the the little things, once the items are in my hands. Having these larger capacity cards will allow me to venture around different places without much worry of filling up my camera’s storage too quickly.

New screenshot

Thursday, March 7th, 2002

At several people’s requests, I have taken a screenshot of my website using anti-aliased fonts. In addition to showing off how nice the text is rendered, I decided that it would be a good idea to also showcase my site themes as well.

You can view the new screenshot (285k) in my screenshot area (which happens to be one of the links in navigation) and, if you are feeling up to it, you can also change the look of my site in the user preference area.

Site theme: “NewsJournal”

Tuesday, March 5th, 2002

A new site theme, "NewsJournal", is available under my preferences area. Be sure to check it out. Post a comment on your impressions of the site theme by clicking the link below.