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Thursday, March 06, 2003

More on the work thing

We have DSL at work. They had it installed last Monday. Previously, they were on dial-up. I don't really know a lot about that DSL kind of stuff. A couple noteworthy things about it. My co-worker and I are on the same IP There's a router. And, I notice that each day we get a new IP. I think. Today when I turned on my computer, the DSL was down. I did the little repair kit thing that came with the DSL software, but no luck. I did it again. Still, no luck. Then, I looked at the router and noticed one of the lights on the front was red. I have no idea what that means, so I unplugged the router, plugged it back in, and all was fine.

The computer I'm on is lacking the memory department. As in, it only has 64 MB of RAM. This is just not good enough. When I suggested to my workmate that we get some more RAM, he was agreeable, but said we had to check with the boss. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a good time to check with the boss. I've also suggested we get a laser printer. But, that'll have to wait, too. Later, I'm going to suggest we switch to Word Perfect for the word processing. I heard WP is coming out with ver 11 sometime in April. $300 for the standard version.

The gal whose place I took had the computer totally loaded up with all kinds of cursors, geegaws, and some other things which now escape me, . I got most of those removed successfully. There is one software on the computer which I left alone since it appears someone may have actually paid for it. It's a bartending recipe book. I thumbed through some of the recipes. Very interesting. One thing that's always bugged me: What's the difference between a cocktail and a high ball? Is it just the glass?

I took the liberty of downloading the Avant Browser at work. This is a very nifty little program. Basically it takes away some of the lameness that is Internet Explorer. Here's the URL: http://www.avantbrowser.com/. (I'm posting this with Mozilla, and just noticed that the little felty looking buttons (bold, underscore, italic, URL) at the top of the posting box are missing. Okay, I could actually make a clickable URL, if I wanted to. But, I guess I don't want to.)

I also took the liberty of downloading Mozilla at work.

Posted by Marie at March 6, 2003 12:50 AM


I've never played with Avant Browser, but the fact that you're not trapped with IE is something I applaud. :)

If you are JUST using Mozilla's browser, though, may I recommend Phoenix instead: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/phoenix/ . It's JUST the browser, and it's... lighter than Mozilla, for lack of a better word. (Might be helpful if you end up stuck with 64 MB of RAM... yikes.)

Posted by: ben at March 11, 2003 12:50 PM