The biggest news for me lately is that I bought a new computer through an auction at work. Since the computer I was using was going onto 6 years old, it was time for an upgrade. My new machine is a business class machine with Pentium 4 3Ghz processor, 1 GB RAM (upgraded by me from 512), 320 GB SATA hard drive (added by me to the 40 GB it came with). Other less technical conveniences including a quieter operation, smaller overall size, and 8 USB ports. Even the 17 inch CRT monitor it came with was an upgrade for me, and it’s nice to enjoy being able to more things at once with less waiting time.
I already have everything of mine set up on this machine. I am thinking of trying out Sabayon Linux, which Doug at work highly recommends to me. My distrust and dislike of Microsoft products has been growing in recent times. I think their monopoly will eventually end as differences between operating systems become less important as everything moves to open standards over the web. Microsoft is a company that just isn’t cool and they always try to force things on the market the first time around instead of giving people what they really want when they want it. I could rant all day about Microsoft, but I will spare you some of that for now.
A couple weeks ago now, the Saint John High School web site (which I continue to work on) passed its milestone of 1,000,000 million visitors since 1994. In an ironic twist, a St. Malachy’s (rival high school) graduate received a school history book as recognition for being the lucky visitor. We’re still working on an article for the front page of the site to acknowledge this. Things get a bit slow in the summer.
Shortly after the milestone, I rolled out an update to the site layout that I had been working on for a few weeks which updates the look, and improves many things.
Old section page (since the front page didn’t change as much):
New section page:
More colourful pictures and icons were the order of the day.
I intend to get back to blogging a bit more, as I think of things to blog about. I’ve had many ideas over the past month, but I’m also kinda lazy at times.