Virtual machines

A big benefit of having 250GB of hard drive space? Being able to install and enjoy using virtual machines.

I just installed a trial of VMWare Fusion and plan on installing both Windows XP and Ubuntu virtual machines on my Macbook. That should help me test or use just about any software out there.

I also would like to get a Windows Server 2003 (or maybe 2008?) virtual machine going, so I can practice my Microsoft skills. But getting a legal license for that is probably going to be too pricey.

Has anyone setup an automated PS3 backup?

I have been researching on how to properly backup my PS3. I found out that it is possible to backup a PS3 to an external hard drive or flash memory cards. Unfortunately this has to be done manually, which everyone knows will be rarely done.Is it possible to setup an automated backup of the PS3? As far as I know, you can’t access the PS3’s hard drive over the network.

Technology Pet Peeves

A few random thoughts:

  • Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts you sent this past few weeks. It has been tough, but my family is working their way through this.
  • I’m going to see Thrice play in Lowell on May 10th for my birthday. My brothers Justin and Dan rock.
  • 80 GB isn’t enough these days. I found a fantastic deal on a 250 GB laptop hard drive ($107 after shipping) and ordered it. I am down to 4 GB free on my Macbook’s 80 GB drive, so this should be a very nice upgrade and it gives me a good excuse to really organize my files.
  • I hate my Canon PIXMA MP500. I attempted to call technical support, went through all of the menus for about 5 minutes, and then find out they are closed. It isn’t hard to get customer service right people. The next multi-function printer I buy, it is going to have an automatic document feeder and wireless so I don’t have to hook up wires to my laptop. It looks like HP offers a printer that does this, not Canon. Until this one dies though, I’m stuck with the Canon.
  • Spring Training has started for the Red Sox and could not come soon enough. I am sick of winter and want spring to arrive.
  • Amazon’s MP3 Store rocks, but I hold a soft spot in my heart for the iTunes Store. I really hope Apple can get the rest of the record labels willing to do DRM-free music soon.
  • MLB ’08 The Show has a demo out for the Playstation 3 and a brief game shows it has great potential.
  • 314 days until I can get an iPhone.

One comment

I tip my hat to the Giants. They pulled off one hell of a performance. This is why sports can either be great or frustrating, because nothing is set in stone and every second of the game has to pass before a winner is declared. As Patriot fans learned in 2001 against the Rams, anything is possible. Unfortunately “anything” went against us today. It happens and the sports gods sometimes remind us never to get greedy. That happened tonight.

So when do pitchers and catchers report in Fort Myers?

Super Bowl time

For the first time in a few weeks I have felt very upbeat. The Patriots are in the Super Bowl for the 4th time in 7 years.

Has it already been 7 years since the famous win against the “Greatest Show on Turf”? Amazing how much has changed since then. 3 Super Bowl wins for the Patriots, 2 World Series wins for the Red Sox, and the Celtics could even pull off an NBA championship this season. Wow.

Anyways, I don’t do Super Bowl predictions when the Patriots are involved (outside that they will win). I think this will be a close game though, as the best Super Bowls are hard fought for contests, not blowouts, and the Giants held their own against the Pats on Week 17 and could have won that game.