Archive for the ‘My Computers’ Category


Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

The iPhone is coming out in Australia. I'm not getting one until: 1. My iPod and/or phone conks. 2. The iPhone capacity exceeds my iPod - 30 gig. Sixteen gig is the current capacity. 3. I can buy outright. No monthly bill slavery for me!

My Neo has arrived!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

My Neo has just arrived. I got a pick up notice from Australia Post in the mailbox today and charged down to the local post office. Thirty minutes later, I'd tested out my brand new Neo, and uploaded the fan-made fonts. Like the font in the picture - Bold. (There's ...

Is Australia In California?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Just had a query about my Alphasmart Neo order: Hello Charlotte, We have received an order for an AlphaSmart Neo on confirmation number xxxxxx done on 10-14-07 with a Visa card. We are showing a shipping address of Rob xxxxxx. We ...

Alphasmart Neo

Monday, October 15th, 2007

I've been researching a device I can take everywhere for writing. My handwriting is too slow and messy for a notebook. I can type at over 70 words a minute, so why waste time with a pen and paper? But a laptop doesn't cut it. They ...

Computer tests

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Had 3 interviews today and my Microsoft Office Suite and typing skills were tested for the first time. I'm very pleased with my results. I scored 80-100% for Word, Excel and Access, which was 20-30 percentage points above average, making me an advanced user. I can type 60 words per ...

OSX in your browser

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Here's OSX - in a browser.

Typing Speed Test

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Here's a free typing speed test. My best result is 71 words per minute with an accuracy of 99 percent.

Bad Apple!

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Just discovered that the new version of iTunes, 6.0.2, contains spyware. The new MiniStore talks to a server and tells it what you're playing on iTunes so it can suggest a similar track you'd like to buy. I'm disgusted. I don't want anyone poking their noses into what I ...

About time…Garmin goes Mac

Friday, January 13th, 2006

From Garmin: Garmin Announces GPS Product Support for Mac OS X MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO/January 10, 2006/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that it will immediately begin to make its line of GPS and mobile electronics devices compatible with Mac OS X version ...

Painless iTalk and shopping

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

Got myself an iTalk, a voice-recording device and speaker that plugs into my iPod. I can't believe how painless it was to install. I just plugged it into my iPod and it worked immediately. Then I plugged my iPod into my iBook and it not only automatically uploaded the file I'd just ...


Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Just found out about EyeTV, which allows the user to watch pause and fast forward live TV on a Mac. Not bad!

Bluetooth keyboard and iPod Nano

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I finally got myself a Bluetooth keyboard. Typing on a laptop keyboard is difficult to do for any long period of time. But I need to be able to type for long periods of time. I’m doing an Advanced Narrative Writing course, plus I plan to enroll for the National Novel ...

iTunes 5

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

My Mac update program just upgraded my Mac to iTunes 5, and somehow during the upgrade I lost my music files, and all the data associated with them, such as ratings, playlists and playcounts! I'm furious. I wish I'd never seen iTunes 5. Found out about PodUtil on ...

Funny how nothing has changed

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Posting from WordPress Dash Widget

Friday, August 19th, 2005

Just download and trying out the new WordPress Dashboard widget for OSX Tiger. Let's see if it works! [Hits Publish] Edit: Yes, it works, but it doesn't allow me to choose a category.

Backing Up

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

I'm having a long overdue backup session with my new external 160 gig hard drive. I've got to get all my music, all my movies, all my e-mails and all my server backups onto something that doesn't travel around with me.

The worst kept secret

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

From ZDNet: Some industry insiders to believe that Apple is working on an online movie store and a video playback device that does for movies what iTunes and the iPod have already done for music. Good. I'm glad to hear Apple will do for videos what it has done for digital ...


Friday, July 1st, 2005

My iTune recently updated so it can handle Podcasts, which are a little like radio stations for the iPod. I'm just listening to NASA's podcast about Deep Impact. I like the idea it brings up, that comets have been striking Earth for millions of years...and now it's our turn to ...

Geocaching widget

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Geocaching! Widget I'll have to download this for my Mac.


Monday, June 6th, 2005

Dashed home at lunchtime and surprised a courier who had popped a 'Sorry I missed you' note under the door. After I had signed for my parcel (the replacement iBook battery) and the courier had left, I went inside and saw my sister's dog, Souki. Souki has a habit of holding ...