Apr 27

For those of you who don’t know what one looks like. This is cross-posted from an entry on my business blog, GetASiteOnline.com.

And that’s not just the monitor (20″ widescreen, BTW). That’s the whole computer, minus the mouse and keyboard.

Apr 27

My iMac came yesterday. Brent came over before church, and we spent time before and after church setting up my new Mac, and setting up the Mac Mini for Leann. She’s a little bit wary, but should be fine, as she mainly does email and web surfing, with a little word processing thrown in there.

Meanwhile, Brent has been stripping down my old computer for parts. Apparently that’s done now, as the following email from Brent was in my inbox when I woke up.

[quote”>I brought the PC in and decided to see how it ran off onboard video. So I put the DVD drive in and got it hooked up and pressed the button. I don’t know from where it was coming but it literally started to smoke and then it was gone, to a better place.[/quote”>

Apr 26

This is hilarious. And no, it’s not me.


Apr 26

I encountered my first “problem” with my Mac. Here’s what happened, and you’ll see why I put “problem” in quotes.

I was attempting to transfer files over the network from my PC to my Mac Mini, in an attempt to save them. The PC suddenly rebooted, and I was unable to cancel the file transfer from the Mac side. Instead, the file transfer window locked up. This happened twice. Once I actually had to hard-reboot the Mac. The other, I was able to force the application to restart, effectively logging myself out and back in.

You nay-sayers may see this as an opportunity to give the Mac a hard time. However, imagine if you will, two cars are racing side by side. One is being driven by Bill. The other, by Steve. Suddenly, Bill’s car explodes in a fiery ball of flame. Steve briefly swerves over, then resumes his course, laughing at Bill as he continues on to win the race.

I think you get my drift.

Apr 25

Last weekend (before my computer died), we went to Tulsa to see Sesame Street live. It was really the first major mini-trip/event that was specifically for Josh’s benefit. He loved it! He paid more attention to the show than anything I’d ever seen him watch, including the actual Sesame Street show.

Apr 24

I’ve been transitioning from my Windows PC to my Mac Mini for a couple of weeks now. I was to the point where about half my work was done on the Mac and half was done on the PC.

Now, my plan was to buy a new iMac in a few months. I was going to save up and make the transition as smooth as possible between my PC and Mac.

Yesterday, I started having trouble with my PC. It would spontaneously reboot when I was trying to copy some files from my PC to my Mac. Then I tried simply using the Windows PC, and it was rebooting when I just accessed the hard drive.

I decided to scan the disk for physical errors. Unfortunately, it got stuck in a loop of scanning and rebooting. Brent helped me finally break the computer out of that cycle.

Now, the problem is it could cost a few hundred dollars to replace hardware while trying to determine the problem. Rather than invest in a computer that I’m not going to be using in six months, Leann and I decided to go ahead and buy a refurbished iMac.

The biggest downside is that we put it on credit. We did check, and there’s no penalty for early payment, and no interest in the first 90 days. I guarantee we will have it paid off before interest kicks in. I just hate that we put it on credit.

Well, I’m glad to be kicking my Windows PC to the curb. Leann will be using my Mac Mini and I will have the iMac. I will also get Leann’s old laptop for testing websites on a PC.

I think the following image sums up my feelings on the matter.

Apr 21

Yesterday, I decided to go home a different route and get a cherry limeade from Braum’s. I did not get one from the Sonic right by our house because they’re actually made with Sprite, and the ones at Braum’s are not.

Anyway, I didn’t realize that the prices had gone up so much! My little venture cost me $244. Okay, okay, there was also the little matter of going 40 mph in a school zone.

The thing that kills me is I noticed the cop as I passed him, and wondered if a lot of kids sped down the street I was on. Little did I know that I was speeding right then. I didn’t even see the flashing school zone sign.

Apr 18

Well, it’s been a whole week since I did one of these. Thanks to Tamie and Bobby Ross, here you go:

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You’re a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life’s problems.
Don’t worry – everyone know’s it’s not easy being green.
Just remember, time’s fun when you’re having flies!

The Muppet Personality Test

Apr 15

Today we had Josh’s second birthday party. Thanks to everyone who came! It was great fun, and I’m sure Leann will blog about it in more detail. (Hint, hint, Leann.)

Anyway, I thought I would try uploading a video of the opening of the Pinata to YouTube.

Apr 14

Looks like I’m not the only one. What does this mean for the future of Microsoft? They only make money on their OS and Microsoft Office. Every other product/service they offer loses money.

Anyway, interesting article.