June 4, 2001

Had a pretty busy weekend since I replaced my notebook on a spur of the moment decision :-) My notebook is my main development machine since I carry it around almost everywhere and I’d kind of been thinking of going for a new machine since I wanted a few things that the newer machines had but I was more or less inclined to wait till Windows XP came out and then get a machine with XP pre-installed (of course, I would format the hard drive and install XP again but that way I wouldn’t have to pay for XP <vbg>) But went to Circuit City on Saturday and saw this sweet Compaq Presario 1800 machine that I couldn’t resist and so I decided to give it a try and see if it worked for me – if it didn’t, I could always return it to the store … ain’t America great? :-)

To cut a long story short, I ended up spending the rest of the weekend transferring all my work and accumulated e-mails over to the new machine and also installing Windows 2000 and all the software that I use on a regular basis. Of course I haven’t used this machine extensively for anything useful yet but so far the experience has been very positive :-) There are a few things that I do miss from my old machine – an IR port is the biggest thing since now I have to hook up the USB connection to sync my iPaq but then again, the USB connection wouldn’t work at all under Win2k on the old one … So I guess as always, it’s a bit of good and bad but mostly the new machine has been good. Of course, all that work meant that I didn’t do any useful coding :p

Speaking of coding, I’ve been noticing a very irritating thing about Scope recently that would probably mean a fix pretty soon :-) The Enable JavaScript button seems to switch functionality all the time – sometimes being depressed would mean that JavaScript is enabled while sometimes it would mean it is actually disabled. Very confusing and I do use a few sites which depend on JavaScript heavily … guess, it’s time to go back to MSVC and see what the heck I did :-)

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