Snipe Racing

The summer season snuck in on us. At “Snipe Fleet 444”:http://www.snipe444.org/ they race every Tuesdays April-September, so time to get started with at least the Summer series June 18-July 30. These things are a class of boat, but there are lots of manufacturers and things to consider. “Mike McLaughlin”:http://www.snipe.org/articles/buyused.php did a good overview article on […]

Downtown Seattle Restaurants

!>http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20070330/226rest_30_2.jpg! Well, I said you could spend a year exploring downtown Seattle restaurants for lunch. Here’s a sampling of the latest so far in the definitely go there again. As a sampling of where to find reviews, “Gayot.com”:http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/bestof/bestof/seattle.html and The Stranger I’d add to my list. The “Gayot Top 10”:http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/bestof/se_top10foodratings.html is pretty good. * “Steelhead […]

Time Capsule and Airport Extreme Downgrade to 7.3 and MBA Problems

Well, many folks on “Apple’s discussion”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7026416 are talking about performance issues with 7.3.1. Like me, I now lose the connection to the Time Capsule drive and then Time Machine fails and looks for a password (which should be on the key chain). The other problem is slow network “speeds”:http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1477962&tstart=-2 where folks are seeeing speed stuck […]

Color All-in-one revisited

OK, we had the Ikon guy in to look at printers that are all-in-one. Confirms some of the initial work we did. There are basically four vendors, HP, Canon, Ricoh and Xerox to consider. And there are two major lines, consumer and business oriented. So it seems to be a you get what you pay […]

Time Machine Slow Initial Backup

We’ve found Time Machine incredibly, incredibly slow on the initial backup. Even with gigabit ethernet, it would backup may 3GB after 2 hours. With the way we use machines at work, it would just start over all the time. “Macrumors.com”:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=379066 has some advice about what to do: * Turn off Time Machine * If you […]

C Drive is failing!

Yikes, one of our machines has a faiilng C drive. It is a great 74GB Western Digital 10,000 rpm drive, but I can’t defrag it. It won’t completel. Norton Ghost fails on reading sectors. When I try to chkdsk, it comes out fine, so something is wrong. Time to figure out how to migrate to […]

Wiki markup

Each Wiki has a different shorthand for HTML unfortunately. “Splitbrain”:http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:markup_compare does a good job of comparing them and they aren’t the same at all. Some relevant ones for Wikka Wiki are: notextile.. //italic// __underline__ ##monospace## ++deleted++ ~quoted text %%source code%% —– _Gives you a horizontal rule_ http://tongfamily.com should work as a URL automatically [[https://www.tongfamily.com Tongfamily]] […]

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