Trials and Tribulations

(Imported from old blog on Oct 1st, 2013)

It’s been a whirlwind couple of months…

Between moving my fiancée into my place, work, and general household drudgery, I haven’t had much time to do anything, let alone post.  However, the blogging bug has bit me again, and as I’ve been writing on my “other” blogs, I thought it only right to update this one, so I could share with you my latest projects and plans.

First and foremost, I have been trying to determine which of my systems is my ideal mobile blogging solution. Back in the day, I used my Powerbook G3 Lombard to blog on the go, but that had largely fallen by the wayside as she’s been broken so often that I stopped using her.  Since then, I have used a myriad of other devices, chiefly my TRS-80 Model 100 portable computer, but I have also used my shockingly well-equipped Handspring Visors (more on those in the future) with a good deal of success. More recently, I’ve been using my Palm Treo 650 smartphone to blog on the go, but its tiny keyboard isn’t particularily well-suited for anything more than a short text message or tweet… trying to blog with the Treo is a painful experience! Right now, I am considering using my Visors & foldout keyboard to blog, or buying a similar keyboard for my Treo.

Of course, I could simply use my Lombard again, but I find the Visor or Treo to be especially handy considering I don’t like lugging a laptop around with me everywhere I go.

Apart from my moblogging dilemma, I also have several computers, ranging from a couple of old Macs, an Amiga or two, and a few Sparc machines all requiring some degree of repair. I’ll be delving into each machine as I begin working on them. First up will probably be my namesake… my Sparc IPX workstation!

Finally, I’m in the process of rebuilding my lab after years of neglect. First order of the day will be to clean it out, make a bit of room, then start building the network rack. After that, I’ll need to track down a couple of pieces of equipment, work a bit of magic, and I’ll be back in action.

The next few months should prove to be interesting!