I used to spend a lot of time answering user questions and problems on the Skype User Forums. I made over 1,000 postings in just a few months, until I finally started to realize that what we (the experienced users) were doing there was covering up for Skypes ridiculous lack of Customer Support.
Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff
Various thoughts and adventures, including but not limited to Linux, assorted bits of hardware new and old, and occasionally Windows XP/Vista/7.
I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.
The AirCard 880 PC Card is one of the latest in the Sierra Wireless line of mobile data communication products. I got mine as an OEM branded product from Swisscom, what they call their "Unlimited PC Card".
The WRT350N is one of the latest in the Linksys line of wireless routers. It has three main features that interested me:- Wireless-N support, for my new laptop, and Wireless-G for the rest of the wireless devices around my house.
After a rather long detour, caused by my being away over Christmas and then settling in with a new laptop, it's time to get back on track with examination of Video IM programs. Next up on my list was Gizmo 4.
Sigh. I want Vista to be "better" than XP. I really do.
I have a coffee cup that says "To err is human - to really screw things up you need a computer!".
It's time for a side-by-side comparison. What I want to concentrate on here is the difference between Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional.
Well, it looks like Skype has finally pushed their paying customers too far. I heard some rumblings about this from my brother, who signed up for Skype Unlimited Calling in the U.
This will be the last entry that I will write specifically about my new Fujitsu Lifebook S6510. I have it completely set up and everything transferred from the Lifebook S2110, and port replicators installed both at home and in the office.
Hooray! I now have my new Lifebook S6510 and my new Linksys WRT350N communicating via Wireless-N (802.