Archive for July, 2010

Harvest time!

Time to harvest from my little square foot garden!

A single, perfect Cherry Tomato. Too cute to eat.

His hundreds of brothers should be ready soon!

July 29, 2010 at 6:18 pm Leave a comment

An update…with a snack…

So, woe is me with Windows 7. Apparently there is no real fix to the network connection dropping everytime the computer sleeps or hibernates. Boo Microsoft! Until that evil empire gets on board, and pushes some real update to fix it, I’ve gone the “disable sleep and hibernate” route. Hey man, whatever works, right?

My little square foot garden is plugging right along though. I have some baby veggies growing up before my eyes! Nothing’s ready to harvest yet though.

Baby red bell pepper:

Cherry Tomatoes:

Jalapenos:

Now these zucchinis aren’t from my garden, seeing as how mine are barely over an inch long. These came from a friend, which I promptly turned into bread!

Monster Zucchini:

Lots and lots of zucchini bread to snack on!

July 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm Leave a comment

Some fun technological issues…

Some fun technological issues have kept me from my poor little neglected blog here.

It started out with getting a nasty virus/malware on my laptop, which, I was able to fix myself, but that made me decide to finally break down and get a new PC. I’ve been shopping around forever for one. I finally found one I liked and got it – a beautiful Dell 17 inch laptop with a superfast processor, lots of RAM, and a ginormous harddrive, which I’m sure I’ll have plenty full in no time.

That was all fine and dandy, until after having it a few days, it started dropping my wireless connection. I replaced my router, and no dice. Still had issues. Spent 3 hours on the phone between Dell and Cisco, and got no where fast. Cisco thought I had a bad network adapter, and Dell seems to think I need a new harddrive and OS reinstall. So, I’m letting Dell dispatch a tech to me.

In the meantime (I’m not a very patient person in case you haven’t been able to figure that out thus far), I did a little research on my own online. I disabled an IPv6 setting, and that seemed to work, oh, for about 12 hours. I went back and did MORE research, and come to find out, when you install iTunes, Apple downloads a service called “Bonjour”. It’s supposed to recognize network printers – or something. I dunno. ANYWAY, this Bonjour services apparently hoses up your connectivity in Windows 7. Conincidentally enough, I started seeing the issues after I installed iTunes. Sooo, I disabled the Bonjour Service. So far, so good. I’ll have to see what the long term brings.

In the meantime, when the tech from Dell calls me, I’ll explain the deal to him and save him a trip…I HOPE!!

Hopefully this little bit of info helps any of you experiencing the same problem I had. From what I read online, it’s pretty common!

Now maybe I can get back to doing some crafty things! 🙂

July 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment


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