Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Night

Seems like Sunday evening is one of those times that I actually get a chance to "play" around on the computer.  Today I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a virtual machine on my PC.  Pretty cool actually, I used Sun xVM VirtualBox to create and ubuntu virtual machine (PC) and installed Ubuntu 8.10 linux on it.  SEEMS to Work well and was very little hassle to install.  I used Ubuntu as my main operating system on an old PC about 2 years ago but switched back to XP to help update a MicroStation book.  Anyway I had been wanting to get back to playing with linux and the VirtualBox seemed like the way to do it.  I'll try and keep everyone posted.

Also today I converted two albums I had on cassettes to mp3s.  While it takes a bit of time it is pretty easy.  Just pop the cassette into a portable player, connect it to my PCs line in and fire up Audacity and hit play.  Once the cassette is done I label the tracks and save them to the hard drive.  Wish there was a quicker way but it works.  Only have another couple hundred cassettes and albums to convert.

Finally spent some time on Facebook,  while I think it has a lousy interface it is a useful way to keep in touch with friends and family.  BTW I have created a HEEP Group on Facebook to try and keep up with my fellow HEEPers.  If you get a chance check it out.  

That's if for now...