Macbook Reimage & Windows 7 64bit

So it was time to cleanup my Macbook from all the crap I have loaded on there over the last year. So with my documents all backed up I decided to reload the OS. I believe I took the long run because I loaded Leopard 10.5 first the load Snow Leopard 10.6. I wanted to erase & install & I was not sure I could do that just loading SL. After finishing off my Mac installs I then needed to install Windows (for work). I had a license for Windows 7 64bit & since I have a 64bit Macbook I said why not. After Windows 7 was loaded I needed to add the drivers for the Macbook, so I insert the SL disc & run the setup tool…I got an error that stated 64bit was not supported & it would not run. Well off to Google because I know that 64bit worked fine on my Mac. After about 10 mins searching & downloading some bootcamp patch the Macbook drivers were loaded & working fine.

Total time working on this yesterday was 4 hrs to load & configure 3 operating systems. Glad it is done & out of the way.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-30

  • Listening to Romanian Names by John Vanderslice. You need a great chill record, this is one for you. #
  • He is trying to get Robbie to sit like a human. #
  • Chase had fun with Robbie last night at my parents house. http://twitpic.com/r9hwe #
  • Here is what they look like on. http://twitpic.com/r9hrj #
  • Christmas lights are up on the house. http://twitpic.com/r8bvp http://twitpic.com/r8byi #
  • Played a little Wii tonight @ mom & dads house. #
  • Getting ready to mash up some red potatoes, mix in some roasted garlic & toss in some cheddar chesse. Recipe converted from Jess Paulson 🙂 #
  • Trying to setup my Netopia 3347 router in bridge mode. Now I broke my Internet connection & don't have time to fix it. Out for Turkey Day. #
  • Happy Thanksgiving everyone. #
  • Puppy in a backpack. http://twitpic.com/qybhk #
  • Did not really need it but we had an extra one laying around. #
  • Just got my H1N1 shot. #
  • Damn traffic…This why I take the train to work. #
  • Heading to mom & dads house. #
  • What part of "8 characters, numbers & letters, at least 1 special character, & 1capital letter" do you not understand. #
  • How hard is it to make a f'ing password. #

Bridge Mode

I have finally spent time on setting up my dsl properly here at the house. I have a Netopia 3347 (that I got for free at my old work place) and an Apple Airport Extreme for my DSL setup. When I first setup the DSL I had the Airport Extreme in Bridge Mode and all the NAT and IPs were coming from the Netopia 3347. That is not my ideal setup as I have the Airport Extreme that has a Guest Wireless access and in Bridge Mode you don’t have that option. So this morning I went online and found out how to put the Netopia in Bridge Mode so I could have the NAT and IPs coming from the Airport Extreme and I could turn on Guest Wireless Access. Thanks to the following link I was able to get it setup and working the way I have wanted to – http://www.netopia.com/support/technotes/hardware/CQG_020.html

Bluetooth Stereo Headset

I was looking to buy a Bluetooth stereo headset but I was not sure which one to get at first. I was leaning toward a Motorola S9 but was not sure. I started looking on ebay & i saw a headset from a company I have never heard of, Rocketfish. Doing some research I found out it was a Best Buy brand. Well I have bought Dynex stuff in the past & was happy. So I looked up this headset & all the reviews seemed very good. Plus it was an open box on eBay for $24.99 & free shipping. Rocketfish RF-MAB2

Well the headset arrived on Friday & I used it on the train Monday & today. I very happy, music sound is good, bass could be better but sounds good enough.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-23

  • Time for some football. #
  • Slow day at work today, good thing I don't go far. But watching nephew during work is tough, he is a lot of work. Must be nice to be 7. #
  • Crap forgot my spoon again! #
  • Finally got my new iPhone 3GS up & running…after 2.5 hrs messing with it #
  • http://twitpic.com/q6dq9 Is it just me or is this dudes pants really tight. #
  • He is wearing headphones & I can still hear everything. I want to punch him in the face. #
  • This sh!thead sitting next to me is pissing me off. I can hear every f$&king word coming from his iPod & the Britney Spears top 40 pop crap. #
  • New iPhone is in route to my house today. Sold my old iPhone for more than double what I paid for the new one. Sweet! #
  • http://twitpic.com/pxxju I thought it was against the gay law for gay men to wear white socks. #
  • Begging for money on public trans is not going to get you far. Most people here don't own a car. #

iPhone 3GS

So I was able to upgrade my iPhone this month so I thought this would be a great time to get the iPhone 3GS. So I unlocked my old iPhone with Blackra1n & Blacksn0w then sold it on eBay for more than enough to get a new iPhone. I decided to get a refurb iPhone 3GS for $149 (saved $50). The phone came last night & I spend 2.5 hrs erasing my old phone & getting it ready to ship along with setting up the new phone. The iPhone was setup & activated in 2 mins, then I ran into trouble. The phone came with 3.1 so iTunes told me there was an upgrade available, so I downloaded the firmware, it tried to upgrade buy I keep getting an error. After 4 tries I gave up & upgraded it on my other computer, this one went through the first try. Not sure what happened on the other computer but no worries, my new iPhone is up & running.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-16

  • Why is it always busy @ Supercuts here in Brea when I decide to get my haircut. #
  • I think Community is one of the best new shows this fall. #
  • The day is slowly coming to an end. #
  • Loading XP back on Michelle's moms computer. It crashed & now I am here to fix it. #
  • Ya tomorrow is a day off…thanks LA County. #
  • Have I told you all how I like my new windows @ the house. #
  • Why do a lot of gay men work for Disney? #
  • Train is late today, good thing I take the early train. Not sure if this this is due to the freight train derailment near LA Union Station. #