Talked to someone
in the local cable business and high speed internet access will be available
in both my current neck of the woods (N.GA) and in the E.Brainard area of Chattanooga
before March 2001 (1st Quarter). Actually it was told to me as "January
2001" but we all know better don’t we? So it looks like for a home ISP,
I’ll use cable modems real soon. Time to start experimenting with IP translation
and routing. I’ll also stick to using a hosting service for my domains.

The Compaq Deskpro
was running Windows95. I booted with a disk and noticed that "C" was
visible, so i just reinstalled and everything works. Will send that box back
tonight. The IBM system I’ve been working on will be sent back Friday. The only
thing left to fix is Niki’s machine. I’ll start working on rebuilding my home
network as soon as I can swap my hub out with the new one from work. I wasn’t
using it at home and I needed one at work so I yanked it. Now I need one at
home, so I’ll take it back and get work to purchase a replacement for my office
hub. I’ve purchased a 3Com OfficeConnect for work to replace my NoName Home

Lycos’ Free ISP
is no longer working for Niki. I’m going to test it here at home, and if it
is indeed dead, Bluelight will be the new dialup ISP for me and Niki. 

Put the Christmas
tree up last night…Noticed that all of the screws for Mom’s tree stand were
missing, went to Wal-Mart to purchase a new stand,  Dined on Krystals,
opened the tree box, fought with the tree stand, cussed previous mentioned stand,
put the damn thing together and propped it against the wall. Sat down and ate
some of the wonderful pound cake that Niki’s mom made (from scratch mind you)
as a birthday present. 

I always try to
buy myself a birthday present each year, this year I found a good deal at
on a Sony CD-R. Normally $180-something, got it for $158, cashed in a $30
coupon, then I get another $30 mail in from Sony, on top of that I got free
shipping. The total will be $96 for a new Sony CD-RW with 6 CD-RW disks. I plan
on using Nero instead of the Sony Xtreme software. I have a USB Sony Spressa
here and it works great under Nero. Will install into MadCow and make some backups
of what I really need to archive on that box, then completely rebuild it. Might
pop some more memory in it and remove the 1.6gb drive to install somewhere else,
into Maggie maybe.

Oh on top
of everything else, I might be moving offices. We have a huge house currently,
but we might move to another house where we wouldn’t be as spread out. My only
stipulation is that I want windows! Since everyone has left, my seniority has
risen so I know what I want 🙂 . I like my office and I really would hate to
leave it but the management has spoken….nothing definite though.