Hobbies

A Little More VISTA

I have been running VISTA Ultimate Windows operating system for about a month. I am not retracting anything I have said or written so far. It is still a beast to upgrade even year old machines. The good news is that it can be done if you are very experienced and are willing to replace or upgrade most of your driver and user software. VISTA is a prime example of, “If it (your old OS) ain’t broke,...

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Feelin’ Good

I had a chance to work in my machine shop most of the weekend. Feels good to again get back to all the metal chips flying. I finished off my A3 locomotive driver wheels. There is a quick link to them under |Site Tools | What’s New | in the main menu at the THMS site. The weather in Texas is perfect too. The temperature was hitting the 80’s. All the flowering trees are in...

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PC Security

The new (what I call) “built for the unwashed masses of computer users” operating system (Vista) is driving me nuts. That’s because XP has now started double checking everything I want to do with my system. MS just forced me to install a sofware verificaion tool in XP before I can get any more upgrades. I think the update also added a few more security measures. Times must be tough at MS. Their view just has to...

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New URL for THMS

The Hobbyist’s Machine Shop has been assigned (by me) a new additional URL. You can reach it with http://TheHobbyistMachineShop.com. Note there is no apostrophy s after the inline word “hobbyist”. URL’s do not like apostrophies. The capital letters are also not necessary. This is an additional URL so you do not need to change your existing link if you have it bookmarked. Dan’l

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