Archives: July, 2006

Condoleezza Rice for President in 2008!!

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Support the [[Condoleezza Rice|Condi]] ’08 effort with this festive wallpaper that comes to you just in time for the summer holidays!

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Don’t forget to visit the Condoleezza Rice for President 2008 Website!

/target Thinkpad /cast Ressurection(Rank 5)

Friday, July 7th, 2006

It’s true! My little Thinkpad laptop is back from the dead! Last Saturday, I revisited the issue about why my Thinkpad had suspiciously stopped working, and I finally found the answer in this thread in some random forum I found on Google. The symptoms listed matched mine exactly, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Sure enough, the “magnet” like piece on the motherboard was barely connected. I yanked the piece off, resoldered it, and began piecing my laptop back together. To my amazement, it worked!

To reflect this great occasion, the My Computers page has been updated!

New Power Supply

Friday, July 7th, 2006

On Monday I recieved my new power supply from Newegg. Prior to getting this new one, my computer had had stability issues when running 2 gigs of ram. Removing one of the stick temporarily fixed the problem, but I found that it made game performance sluggish. Now, with a new more capable power supply, I can return to 2 gigs of bliss.

Here’s a picture of my new PSU:
My new power supply, OCZ GameXStreme 600

It’s a OCZ GameXStream 600, which boasts about 125 more watts of power (600) than my previous power supply, the Rosewill RP 500. I gave my old power supply to a friend, who said it made his processor overheat. I’ll believe it when I see it! Regrettably, this new power supply is a bit noisier than my old one, but it gets the job done!

Summer Job

Friday, July 7th, 2006

This summer, like last summer, I’m working at a little company called EDT. They design, manufacture, and sell PCI boards that allow you to connect your computer to various types of professional digital video cameras that are use in applications such as manufacturing, inspecting product, medical imaging, aerial photography, and security.

My first job this summer was to create and maintain their updated website. As you can see here, their current website needs a lot of work. My supervisor gave me a PSD with a design on it, and my job was to convert it into a fully fledged 100 page website. I finished up work on the project during my first week. You can see a preview here.

Now, I’m starting to get into real engineering. My second project is to update an existing addon card. The new card will be able to process data faster and more efficiently. I believe the addon card is used to allow current EDT boards to communicate via USB, but I’m not completely sure.

As the summer progresses, I’ll update more!