J.A. Watson

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.

Latest Posts

Fujitsu Lifebook S6510 - Wrap-Up

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.

January 7, 2008 by J.A. Watson


Kudos to Fujitsu Technical Support

I mentioned earlier today that I was not able to get a Wireless-N connection between my Lifebook S6510 and Linksys WRT350N router. I have just been on Fujitsu live support chat, and I believe the problem is now solved.

January 3, 2008 by J.A. Watson


Lifebook S6510 - The Saga Continues

I have started the actual work of converting my day-to-day activities from the Lifebook S2110 to the S6510. I've run into a few surprises already, and I'm starting to think I might have to reconsider my plans.

January 2, 2008 by J.A. Watson


Traveling - Last Comments and Wrap-Up

I have completed the trip in Florida now. Here are a few more interesting "discoveries" and comments from the last couple of days, and a wrap-up of the whole thing.

December 29, 2007 by J.A. Watson


Laptop Review - Fujitsu Lifebook S6510

I have been using this new laptop for about a week now, and I am very pleased with it. There have been a couple of minor irritants, as is always the case with a new computer, but overall I don't think it could have been much better.

December 27, 2007 by J.A. Watson


VoIP Dial-Out to POTS (PSTN) - SightSpeed, Gizmo and Skype

As I have been traveling, it has become obvious that paying the roaming fees charged by my Swiss cellular provider to make calls was a silly, and expensive, waste of money. The obvious solution was to put some money on a dial-out service of one of my audio IM accounts.

December 26, 2007 by J.A. Watson