Friday, November 13, 2015

Post 3111 - Friday

Hi. Welcome to the weekend.

I am in the Valley today. I drove up this morning to take care of a few things. For one thing, I delivered two boxes of magazines to the nursing home my mother was staying in before she died. For another, I backed up the hard drives on an ancient desktop computer I bought for 50 bucks several years ago (it was old when I bought it. How old? It had IDE drives!) and removed the ram and the hard drives and the extra usb cards.

Tomorrow morning I will deliver it to the recycling depot in nearby New Minas and take it out of its misery. I have already replaced it with this computer, a somewhat newer HP Pavilion Slimline that at least has a SATA drive in it.

It had XP on it; the software on it is so out of date that I can't really even go online with it, so I gave up and am running a fairly new version of Puppy Linux. The next time I am up I will put a full time OS on it, likely Linux Mint but I haven't decided just yet. The specs on this machine are fairly modest so I may be better off just keeping this version of Puppy on it. I will think about it.

So, my day has been fairly productive. I am going to settle down shortly and see what's on Netflix.

Today is the 70th birthday of Annapolis Valley Radio. I began listening to AVR in the mid 1970's. I have always wondered what kind of old audio is out there from back in the day. I still have a few recordings from around 1977 that I should digitize before the tapes crumble. Anyway, happy birthday, AVR. May you have many more.

You guys have a good evening. I will talk at ya tomorrow.


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