2007-12-31

Configuring a Linksys WRT54G

The old wifi access point died, and the new one is a Linksys WRT54G. After the inital setup, here's what I did next:

2007-12-08

Where to go?

So, you want to know where to go in Cambridge, on the Red Line, for a drink? I think you want to go somewhere interesting and safe. Here are some suggestions:

Harvard Square:

Central Square:

Davis Square, Somerville:

2007-12-07

Work PC software inventory

My work PC had become too rotten to use. Among other problems, I couldn't install or uninstall any software under Windows XP. My solution: start from scratch, rebuilding the PC from the IBM Rescue and Recovery CDs.

To make full recovery easier, here's the minimum list of software packages that I'll want to reinstall before doing anything else:

Software

Source

Reinstalled?

Windows XP + updates

Recovery media + net

y

AccessIBM

ThinkPad System Update

y

AccessIBM Message Center

ThinkPad System Update

y

Adobe Reader

Google Updater

y

AutoHotkey

Net

y

Cygwin

Net

y

Google Desktop

Google Updater

y

Google Gears

Net

y

Google Gmail Notifier

Net

y

Google Updater

Net

y

Microsoft Project

CDs

y

Mozilla Firefox

Net

y

Mozy

Net

y

PDFCreator

Net

y

Skype

Google Updater

y

ThinkPad Keyboard Customizer Utility

ThinkPad System Update

y

ThinkPad System Update

Net

y

TightVNC

Net

y

w.bloggar

Net

y

And here's my list of Firefox extensions:

Extension

Reinstalled?

Flashblock

y

Google Browser Sync

y

Google Gears

y

Google Toolbar for Firefox

y

meebo

y

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