Moving the taskbar around

Normally I keep the Windows taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Yesterday, I switched it up and put the taskbar at the top of the screen on all my devices. This change may or may not have had some type of innate benefit to my productivity and joy. Earlier today I was listening to Mark Cuban talk about how we arbitrage our time. It was one of those interesting debates where the intersection of how we buy away boredom and the value of our time were both discussed.

A lot of daily routines involves working and then watching something (television or streaming) and then going to sleep. In those instances it seemed like the argument was being made that we buy away our boredom to feel like we used that time or at least we eased the passage of time. Within the same conversation the inherent value of time was discussed. It really made me think about the ultimate question that I ask myself every day when I wake up based on an axiom from the life and times of Steve Jobs.

Every day I ask myself about how I’m going to go about making a dent in the universe or more to the point what I’m going to do with the time I have today to strive forward toward the edge of what is possible. That might seem like an outrageous objective for a daily mantra, but it really is the necessary first step in figuring out meaningful paths to fill the day. Deriving the nature and definition of a meaningful path might take the rest of the day and may very well be a good use of my time today, but that is probably not going to happen.

Wireless Networking

The wireless home computer network seems to be working with the exception of the printer setup. Right now, neither the HP LaserJet nor the HP PSC functions within the home network using either of the wireless network print servers. Windows 7 64-bit seems to need updated drivers from Hewlett Packard. Unfortunately, the only option right now seems to be print sharing between multiple computers. At some point purchasing a better network printing adaptor will probably be required to complete the home network.

W7 Academic Download

The wireless printer server interacting with Windows 7 still fails to recognize the Hewlett Packard P1006 LaserJet printer due to a problem with the 64-bit W7 driver availability. At this point, maybe a few thoughts about the process of purchasing Windows 7 academic edition are warranted and should be written about extensively on a weblog or some other public commons. A recent search for the phrase, “digital river downloader freezes at 68%,” revealed a surprising number of results. Apparently, Digital River (NASDAQ: DRIV) operates as a publicly traded company that holds a contract to provide downloads for the Microsoft corporation. Given the number of probably people are having with the downloads Microsoft should provably evaluate the default option to download Windows 7 academic without receiving any operating system media from the postal service. In this case, the postal service probably would be able to hand deliver the operating system before the Digital River download completed.

In other somewhat related news, the Andy 3.0 network is now completely converted to Windows 7 soon the Andy cloud will be fully functional.

Sometimes a search for technology Maybe the Tuesday blues would be cured by a visit to Best Buy to marvel at the splendor of technology. After visiting several technology retail stores the availability of internal desktop computer SATA PCI cards seems limited. Maybe the motherboard manufacturers are providing enough SATA connections that the demand for SATA PCI cards has been diminished.

Windows 7 Academic

Apparently, the current download speed problems associated with Windows 7 academic version from Digital River have been reported throughout the internet. After the advent of broadband speed internet the idea of downloading a file for days seems somewhat arcane if not completely and totally unreasonable. For profit companies should be providing access to any download that occasionally converts from speed references in bytes to bits.

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Windows 7 Day 1

Peppercorn the dog will be dressing as a pumpkin for Halloween 2009. Naturally, a shark outfit was purchased online for Peppercorn the dog. Unfortunately, the yearly demand for shark costumes for dogs outpaces the supply. Next time people interested in shark costumes for dogs should consider making an offseason purchase to avoid the Halloween rush for outlandish costuming.

Today marks the first official day of Windows 7 usage on the Dell Studio 1535. Previously, on the ‘dealing with Windows’ show a graphics driver problem created a scenario where the addition of multiple computer monitors to the Dell Studio 1535 resulted in the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). For a writer that uses the computer to enhance productivity the BSOD represents a devastating moment. Almost every day the BSOD occurred at some point. Theoretically, upgrading from the Windows Vista operating system to Windows 7 operating system will resolve this previously known Microsoft system problem. Nothing about an operating system is more frustrating than a known and unresolved error. If the problem can be identified, then Microsoft should take the time to resolve the problem.