19 Jan 2002 apm   » (Journeyer)

Got new computers at work and at home, nothing too special - Dell 1.6ghz P4's. They came with XP - so far it seems okay. I'm afraid I find it a little unnerving when it does things like set up new hardware without telling me. What was that Niven quote? Something like "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". I put 512mb of memory and an 80gb hard drive in my work machine - I'm planning to put VMware on it so I can test Suneido on different versions of Windows (and also run Linux). I still have some issues that only seem to surface on Win98 (which also happens to be the most common version right now, unfortunately). I only put 256mb and a 20gb drive in the home machine. I'd tell you these numbers boggle my mind but that would date me.

I also finally took the plunge and installed a Linksys wireless access point switch to connect my notebook and desktop at home. Only just installed it last night, but it seems to work pretty slick. Finally I can access the internet and print from couch :-) Of course, one of the reasons I prefered to use my notebook at home was because it was faster than the desktop - that situation is now reversed.

I've been pretty frustrated lately because I don't seem to be spending any time on "real" work. I've been trying to hire a programmer and a customer support person and we got a big pile of resumes this time. Even after weeding out the obvious rejects, we still had about 40 interviews to do. Pretty hard to get anything done in between interviews. And of course, switching computers at work and home is also time consuming. Hopefully things will settle down a bit in the next week or two!

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