Yesterday after a few days of build up in seismic events, Mount St. Helens started to vent gases. Nothing at all like the eruption back in ’80 (I remember collecting ash from my backyard in Fargo ND after that one!) but it was enough to make the news (now days what isn’t!)
I have a good friend that lives 75 miles SW of St. Helens so hearing of its possible eruption was some cause for concern.
St. Helens Volcano Cam
It will probably quite down for a while now that the pressure has been reduced.

Candidate debate

Saw part of the big debate tonight. As far as I could tell both of them had good things to say, at least one of them showed that he had ideas on how to fix things and the other kept pointing out that his opponent had deceived in the past. You can fill in the names as you see fit.


I have a use for my FrankenMac, it make s anifty web server with PHP. Now if only my ISP would allow a webserver to run on the Internet things would be great. I just want to use it to test stuff before I send it off to this page. But, as it would cause the end of the world as we know it, Cox has decided to block all port 80 and 8080 traffic. I guess they want to make you get a business account if you actualy want to do something other than surf the web and read email. Idiots… I liked Qwest,you could do things like experement with servers and such. You wern’t treated like a child that didn’t know any better…
Cox wo baka desu!

Apple mania

I like old computers…. Yeah, I know, who dosen’t? Because of this I have managed to collect quite a few of the old critters. Most collect dust and occasionaly get used to play around with the old OS (remember system 6?) and a few apps. However, as I discovered a program called ‘XPostFacto‘ that will let you cram OSX onto an old Mac.
One of my old computers is a 7300/133. Its a big ugly beige desktop unit that is about as low as you can go when going the upgrade route for using Apple’s latest OS.
I started buy buying 512 MB of memory for it from an online store. I read that you can use as little as 128, but I know that the more RAM you have better life is. While I was waiting for the memory to arrive I picked up a G3 card from eBay.
Next was to try and load 10.0.2 on to a 2 GB hard drive. Can’t do it. Just won’t fit.
So I was stuck for a while, the 7300 only supports SCSI drives and 2 GB was as large I had around the house.
Even after a trip to a computer swapmeet the best I could find for less than $10 was a 4GB drive, that allowed me to at least load some of the OS. After mucking about with settings and deleting of files and moving things about I realized that 4GB was just too small. I needed more space.
Ebay to the rescue once again. Found a dandy 9.1 GB drive with adapter for $30. Nifty!
Reloaded the OS once again and what do you know, everything went smooth. So now I have a Mac running OSX (unix) just waiting for me to find a purpose for it. I can use my USB and Firewire PC cards in it, so that quite nice. It should make a fine email machine…