Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Yesterday I signed up for AdSense from Google. While, to some extent, it is a non-intrusive and free way to make money, in another sense it might just be a waste of time for me. In all honesty, I am not sure who in the near future will be looking at any of my non-school sites. Actually, I don't know who would be looking at my school sites either. Both of my sites are in the middle of being reworked. It is kind of exciting to rework the web sites. The main problem is that I never have time. I think being a website manager and blogger might be my new hobby. If I could just think of something to do . . . I have a few ideas.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What to look for in a laptop

I am currently in the market for a "new" laptop. Since I am on a budget, the price range I am going for is around $200 or less. While searching through Craig's list I have thought about my criteria. My current laptop does not work because it is too noisy and does not have a working battery. I want to be able to use the laptop discretely at conferences and seminars. Here is what I think is necessary:

  • Quiet - I have to be able to wake the thing up, use it, and shut it down without phasing whoever is speaking.
  • Cheap - I have to be able to afford it.
  • CD-drive - I am almost entirely network based, but it would still be nice to have a CD drive in case I need to do something with CDs.
  • USB (preferably 2.0) - This is necessary for thumb drives and a number of peripherals.
  • Normal casing - Specifically, one of the laptops I was looking at ended up being an Apple Clamshell. Those are cool, but definitely dated.
  • Network card - I live on the net. I can remotely log onto beefier computers if I can connect have a connection.
  • VGA port - This is so I can use it for power point presentations when I have to.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Change in direction

It appears that my idea of trying to make this a technical blog will not work. I just do not have enough to say about technical stuff. More precisely, I do not have enough intelligent things that other people could possibly want to read about technical stuff. So I will forgo the CSAA aggregator and just do miscellaneous stuff again.