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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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