Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Not Worth It

 After the 99 dollar HP Touchpad's sold out I have seen a few resellers sell out  priced at $ 400.  I wonder if people know what they are buying or just getting it because of the hype in the news.  I tried to get $99 one in hopes of rooting it, but no way for $300. I am still not that interested in tablets enough to get one for 300+. If I got one it would already be running Android and it can  be rooted.

Install Fail (another hard drive dead maybe)

I have had a hold up on installing Kubuntu, my hard drive is acting wonky. The S.M.A.R.T. status says it is healthy, now I am running Spinrite at level 4 to see if it finds anything, so far nothing.  I have pulled the drive and tried it in another computer and still the Kubuntu installer failed. I was able to install Kubuntu fine on another laptop. If Spinrite does not find anything it will be another trip to Best Buy for a return.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Job Upgrade

I started working at the local park service this year as a seasonal. I landed a year round part-time gig with the parks staring 8/15/11.  I am kind of nervous since I going to a different location. I really liked the crew I worked with at my seasonal location. I have heard good thing about the park I am going to so I shall soon see.