So, do you ever unplug your Cisco router, move it, plug everything back in, and then spend a few hours wondering why stuff doesn’t work? Then, sit through another Sanjaya performance (complete with Mohawk), only to have an epiphany? I must have forgotten to save my last changes to the router prior to depowering it! Well, fortunately when I made the last change, I backed up my show run to an FTP server (I just forgot the wr mem). Turns out my backup had a small error in the voice-port configuration, but a quick fix and voila! The door phone now rings down a CO port on my KSU. J

So, you say you want to sort your Favorites in Internet Explorer? Ok, I’ll show you how to do this in XP.

  1. You’ll want to click on the Start button, and then mouse over to Favorites.
  2. Then click on the first folder under favorites, and select “Sort by name”
  3. voila!

Now, wasn’t that easy? Oh, by the way, if you have any instances of IE open while you’re doing this, they will not update automagically. You’ll need to close every IE window, and then on the next fresh start, sorted favorites.

Hey, first off, I looked at the stats file yesterday, and found that someone came to my site via a search on Google for CI Host. Ha ha!

OK, so, the new look. First off, Meg doesn’t like it. I finally dumped the skin for the clean and simple default skin from Movabletype. I borrow the colors from For one, it loads much faster now. Since some of the content is hot linked, a slow server on their end slowed down the response of my page. That content is now at the bottom, and you get the real deal immediately, and the fill second. Nate actually accused me of being a web designer! Bite your tongue.

So, on a technical note, my new Dell machine is livin’ large.

  • Dell Precision 340 Workstation
  • 2.8 GHz Pentium 4
  • 1 GB RDRAM
  • 120GB Western Digital WD1200JB With 8 MB Cache
  • ATI Radeon VE DVI Dual Head
  • 2 Dell UltraSharp 17″ DVI Flat Panels
  • 48x10x40x CD-RW
  • 42x CD-ROM
  • Keyboard/Mouse/Floppy (All Stndrd)

If you read my weblog back in the day, you’d remember my ramblings about making a homebrew machine. I decided I wanted a Dell, and thanks to my folks generous birthday (30th) / holiday gift, I’m good to go.

Now one thing I found is that the Home or Small Office Network transfer method for the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard is poorly documented. Real quick, on the new machine, use the wizard to create a Wizard Disk, and then use that on the old machine. DO NOT CLOSE THE WIZARD ON THE NEW MACHINE. This way the network option won’t be greyed out. Use the Wizard Disk on the old machine. The only thing left is that old machine will ask for a case SeNsItIve password that should be appearing in a dialog box on the new machine. That’s it.

If I’ve missed anything, email me.