Went home yesterday and decided to try Caldera on the P200 box. Love the graphical install, much better using LIZARD than the normal install. Well everytime I tried, it kept dying when I had to enter the root password. Tried a few times and got nothing. Decided to try every version of Windows I has, 95b, 98, NT 4 and none of those worked. The last time I tried 98 it said I had some directory problems. Looked, and the drive was corrupt. Dammit, the drive (1.2gb Bigfoot) was causing me problems. I had problems for years using these drives. Put in a 420mb Conner to see if it would install and yes virginia it would. Could only get a minimal install of Caldera, but one that was big enough to work and let me see how easy it actually is. Decided to use the in-route HP 133 box as my Caldera station, I’ve found a 200mmx upgrade and I’ll check that out once it arrives. Niki will get the currently unnamed Gateway box, as soon as I can figure out why the mouse isn’t working. I’ll need to unpack a serial mouse to see if it is a com port or whatever. Figure that 98se or maybe 95b would be good for her and will allow some kind of web browsing and bookkeeping. She wants to start a database of her customers. Sunshine will go to Grandma, I’ll just need to upgrade the RAM before I send that to her. She just needs a web box as well.
I have an AMD 233 chip waiting to go into something. I need to find a board to try and maybe I can use that one in BlackX instead of the Cyrix 586/100 I’m experimenting with now. I might say heck with it all and get a PIII to go into BlackX when I finish the case modifications (Report will follow).
Ok, enough geek speak…. A few months ago, I had to develop a 4 page print ad for a yearly magazine and I wasn’t too happy with the results. Wasn’t a BIG creative ad, just one to spotlight the hospital. A fellow co-worker said that during a chamber meeting, the ad was said to be impressive and a few people were raving about it. Finally saw the magazine and Yes! It looked better than I thought. Not too bad. Time to add my portfolio to the site. Might just add individual PDFs or thumbnails to the page to add to the collection.