Month: March 2006

mmmm – 1gb!

I decided that I needed some more memory for the pc at home as the performance is really sluggish and slow – switching between newzcrawler, thunderbird and firefox takes about 5-10 seconds. The pc has 512mb of memory already but it obviously needs more so I’ve purchased 2 sticks of 512mb memory for $80 (including postage). Considering this is less than the price of one stick from compusa I’m pretty pleased with the price and hopefully the pc will start to behave like normal – especially as I plan to set up a LAN party in the near future, I need a decent performing pc! I got the memory from NewEgg but I have to wait a couple of days before it gets here.

6 months.

In a meeting today I got asked if I knew what Sunday was – I had no idea until it was pointed out to me that it was my 6 month anniversary of working for the company. There is still some discussion over whether this is a bi-annual event or not (as noone can agree on whether biweekly means twice a week or every other week – personally I solve the problem by saying a fortnight but people have no idea what that means). Anyway, I’ve been there for 6 months so now have my review coming up. I must say it’s been a very fast 6 months – I’ve learnt a lot, gained several qualifications, had a couple of late night pages, had some good laughs and been very productive. I wonder whats going to happen in the next 6 months……..

Norton Save & Restore

Symantec’s Save & Restore should be out any day now – this was some software that I attempted to betatest – the feature list is pretty impressive with incremental ghost-like images that can be merged back into a master ghost image is pretty useful – a bit like having full and differential backups but never having to create more than one full backup. In the case of my home system that is really handy as I have 130gb of data – an awful lot to backup more than once onto a hard disk (let alone dvd’s)