Updates: December 2002

December 28, 2002
Well, this could very well be the last article of the year 2002.  I don't know about you, but I'm looking 
forward to 2003!

Cobalt Qube 2 - Restoring the Original Operating System

This article shows you how to restore the software on your Cobalt Qube 2 to its original factory-fresh condition.  Or if you have a Gateway Micro Server, this will allow you to turn your machine into a Cobalt Qube 2.

December 25, 2002
I want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas!  I hope you guys are spending some quality time with your friends and family.  Have fun but please party safely.  Don't drink and drive.

I updated Member Sites again.  A lot more entries.  Well, actually, I guess there are a lot because I was behind on adding the entries.

December 14, 2002
I am so excited, I can't believe it!  Carson Palmer wins the Heisman!  Oh my gosh, this is so awesome!  Okay, okay, I need to breathe.  Congrats Carson, you totally deserve it!

Whoa, how come the holiday season always seems to fly by so fast?  It's just 2 weeks until Christmas.  This is my favorite time of year, I'm just sad that it moves way too fast!  Sigh..

Well, I finally chopped Member Sites into multiple pages.  We have about 100 entries.  That's pretty cool.  I should really setup a database type thing for that page, but I'm lazy.  Because of my uninnovative thinking, the Member Sites page is numbered backwards.  The oldest entries are on page 1 and the newest ones are on the main page.  So as you scroll through, you'll go through page 4, 3, 2, 1.  I know, it's retarded, but hey, I'm sure you'll figure it out.

I found 3 cool utilities that are extremely useful.  I added them to the Test/Tools page. 

  • Web Album Generator - A software application that helps you create web photo albums, including thumbnails.
  • Search & Replace 98 - A text search and replace tool that works on single text/html files or an entire directory of files.
  • TestPath 1.3 - The program reads all the files in the source path and its subdirectories and then compares them bit by bit with the files in the destination path. 
I also added another stats/log analyzer program to the Test/Tools page.  I haven't had a chance to try it out myself, but it looks very good.  Some people in our online forums are already using it, so if you want to see how it works, you may want to check there.
  • AWStats - A free tool that generates advanced web (but also ftp, syslog or mail) server access statistics graphically
Finally, I added a My Wish List button to the left menu.  These are things that I would love to get if anybody out there is kind-hearted enough to buy them for me!   No pressure!

December 1, 2002
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  Man, I ate really good these past few days.  I love this time of year where you're surrounded by the Holiday Spirit.  Christmas is just a few weeks away!  Wow.  I apologize for the lack of updates lately.  I have been traveling all across the country for various meetings and conferences.  Typically, I hate to travel, but this time I had a lot of fun.  A few weeks ago, I went to Orlando, Florida for Neuroscience which is a huge conference which brings together about 25,000 neuroscientists from around the world for lectures, poster sessions, and just exchanges of ideas.  I was able to slip away for a few days to go visit Disney World.  Wow, that place is simply awesome!  I went there when I was in the 6th grade, but it's been a long time.  Epcot Center is a fantastic park that has enough things to keep you busy for a whole week, let alone a single day.  I was able to check out the other Disney World parks such as Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, and Magic Kingdom.  That was so much fun.  The conference was okay as well! :)  I also traveled up to Stanford for a meeting.  While I was there I was able to catch up with a few old friends and watch the USC/Stanford football game.  USC whooped the Cardinal 49-17.  My Stanford friends weren't too enthused as you can imagine.  The past 2 weeks have been awesome as well.  First of all, USC kicks the crap out of ucla 55-21.  That's a spanking.  Then just yesterday, I went to watch USC smack around Notre Dame 44-13.  Dude, I didn't expect that game to be so lopsided.  Currently USC is ranked No. 6 in the nation.  I'm guessing that SC should jump up to maybe No. 4?  USC is definitely the hottest team in the nation right now! 

Okay, down to business.  The Member Sites are once again updated.  That page is getting a bit long so I might split it into multiple pages.  I'm still pretty behind on things so give me a few weeks to catch up.  Take care!