New monitor

Posted by on March 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Clementine, my primary desktop, has had dual monitors for the past few years.  One of them (a Samsung SyncMaster 940BX) dates back to my old desktop, Fozzie, and was the oldest computer component currently in use.  The other was identical to that one, purchased a couple years later just for Clementine.  When my wife and […]

Minor hardware swap

Posted by on July 31, 2012 at 12:34 am

I love the keyboard and mouse combo that I have for Clementine — a Logitech LX710 wireless keyboard and matching LX7 wireless mouse.  I love that combo so much, in fact, that the set I have for Clementine is actually the second I’ve owned — the first was for my old (retired) desktop, Fozzie.  However, […]

Farewell, Fozzie

Posted by on October 12, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Life has been busy recently, and as such, I’ve been lax in updating this site. But here’s a recap of the last couple months: My wife and I bought a house (hence life busy)! Which has resulted in several computer changes. Most importantly, we decided that instead of each having a separate computer, we’d consolidate […]

Fozzie goes Vista

Posted by on February 25, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Fozzie got upgraded to Windows Vista recently, sort of by accident. It all started with the fact that I had been running Vista within a virtual machine for awhile, and wanted to finally try running it on the base hardware to see if my beloved computer could handle the notoriously resource-hungry Vista. So, I started […]

Out with Klipsch, in with Altec Lansing

Posted by on December 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Fozzie got a new set of speakers. I’ve been wanting to upgrade Fozzie’s speakers for several years now, but year after year I had a lot of trouble trying to find a new set that I thought would be a good replacement for what I had. Fozzie’s old speakers were a Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 set, […]

Bluetooth Headsets Don’t Cut It

Posted by on November 9, 2008 at 9:46 pm

Well, after a year of experimenting with using a Bluetooth headset on my primary desktop, Fozzie, I’ve come to a conclusion — the technology isn’t quite there yet. Even after adjusting to ensure line-of-sight with the receiver, the sound quality was never consistently good enough to rely on. When it was good, it was really […]

A Hard Drive Upgrade

Posted by on December 27, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Fozzie just got a Christmas upgrade — a new Seagate Barracuda SATA 120GB hard drive, to replace the existing Maxtor 80GB drive. This serves as my secondary hard drive; it only stores my user data. That’s why it is smaller than the other hard drive, which is 250 GB. I need to be able to […]

Bluetooth Headset for Fozzie

Posted by on November 5, 2007 at 12:32 pm

Ever since I got a Bluetooth adapter for Fozzie, I’ve been interested in trying to use a Bluetooth headset with my computer. So, I recently decided to go ahead and try it out. After reading tons of reviews of headsets online, it was clear that the universally best reviewed headset was the Plantronics Voyager 510. […]

Exploring the new frontiers of Bluetooth

Posted by on March 25, 2007 at 2:37 pm

I recently bought a new cell phone (an LG VX8600) which supports Bluetooth. As you may know, I’m a big fan of Bluetooth technology, so I took this as an opportunity to add Bluetooth connectivity to my desktop, Fozzie. After reading lots of reviews on Bluetooth adapters, I found that they range in price from […]

Problems, problems, problems…

Posted by on January 7, 2007 at 4:00 pm

Well, you should always expect unexpected problems when upgrading computers. Case in point: In my last post, I talked about adding an XFX GeForce 7300GT video card to my computer. However, at that time I had not really pushed it very much. I played Doom 3 for a couple of minutes, was amazed by the […]