Posted by on October 1, 2005 at 8:31 pm

Got a new printer today, a Canon Pixma iP6600D. This is to replace my 5-year-old HP DeskJet 932C. The 932C had served me very well over the years (all of college and grad school), but was very obviously starting to die. Whenever I’d print with it, it would emit crazy squealing and grinding noises like […]

Posted by on September 1, 2005 at 12:03 am

I finally did a long-planned upgrade: I replace my 5+ year-old 20GB hard drive with a new 250GB Seagate SATA drive. The install went flawlessly. I was nervous, I’ve read about people having problems with SATA installs. I probably didn’t have problems because I read so much and knew about the pitfalls and how to […]

Posted by on July 5, 2005 at 9:21 pm

I’ve upgraded the Linux operating systems on both Fozzie and Camilla. Fozzie has been upgraded to Fedora Core 4, and Camilla has been upgraded to Fedora Core 3. I’ve switched back from Mandrake because it seems that Fedora has become more stable since FC2. Something about Mandrake never felt “right” to me. Camilla only went […]

Posted by on June 12, 2005 at 7:22 pm

Well, my Yamaha CD writer died. It had been acting flaky lately… most of the time when you’d insert a blank CD, it wouldn’t recognize it as such, it would only see a regular CD-ROM. Then it just stopped burning altogether, even when it did recognize a blank writable CD. Luckily, I had purchased one […]

Posted by on February 14, 2005 at 6:53 pm

Well, I found that without a chassis fan, Fozzie was running much hotter, as in, ~10 degrees F hotter, which is no good. So, I reconnected the fan, but I had gotten spoiled on having a quieter computer, so I didn’t like all the noise. So, I ordered a Zalman ZM-F1 silent chassis fan, and […]

Posted by on February 5, 2005 at 2:55 am

Swapped out Fozzie’s Q-Max power supply that came with my case today in favor of a 400W silent power supply from CoolMax. It really is silent! This power supply actually came about 2 weeks ago, but the unit I recieved then was defective — whenever it was powered on, there was a very loud clanging […]

Posted by on January 14, 2005 at 2:22 am

This is the first post, so there aren’t any upgrades to talk about, but I can touch on where I hope to go with my computers a little bit. In the near-term, I’d like to replace the PSU in Fozzie (which came with the case) with one which isn’t so loud. I also hope to […]