Friday, 16 January 2009


The weekend is here at last. :) Its also halfway through January already.

Been Really busy at work since the new year, I do like the weekends.
Still rebuilding the laptop, got windows fully patched now, and some of the main applications loaded, i.e. email, photoeditor music database, firefox,acronis backup.

Still not done anything much with the digital camera. Weather was crap last weekend and its dark before I get home during the week this time of year.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Laptop II

Finally, Windows is reinstalled. Patched, working and imaged.
Now the task of re-installing software. 
Downloaded programs are being checked for latest versions before installing.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Laptop Spring Clean

After almost 2 years since the last clean install, I decided to give the laptop a complete clearout and reload.
The C-Drive was checked to make sure everything was backed up, and then it was wiped and a clean copy of windows installed upto Service Pack 3.
Before going to download any later updates from the Microsoft site Kaspersky was reinstalled and updated.

Not yet reactived the wireless network, will use ethernet to download the updates.
Amazing how much faster a PC boots with hardly any software loaded.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Mild At Last

Although I perfer my beer bitter, I like the weather mild :) 
Managed to get the car washed this morning for the first time since late November.
It was filthy. Trouble is I have about a 35 mile trip to work so the roads are full of lorrys throwing mud everywhere.
Anyway nice and clean now. Will it still be clean at 8am tomorrow when I get to work?.
Current outside temperature 8.9° C