We got hit with back to back snow storms as February changed into March. The snow really piled up.
$119 Windows Vista OEM
$187 Intel core 2 duo E6300 CPU
$126 Gigabyte GA-965-DS3 MB
$178 Kingston 2G 667Mhz DDR2 RAM
$ 95 Seagate 320GB SATA 3.0 Gb/s HD
$ 69 Antec Sonata II PSU and case
Total so far is about $800.
I eventually want a video board with OTA HDTV tuner and HDMI out.
I have an AMD Athlon XP 1700, socket A CPU in a Shuttle K31A rev 3 motherboard. The FSB is 266 and one of my two sticks of 256k RAM is only working on one side. I get bluescreened several times a week and now my registry is corrupted such that I cannot open anything from its icon. My MB bios does not allow more than 80GB hardrives nor can I use the 3rd or 4th slots for additional RAM.
Windows Vista is finally going to be available tomorrow so I am finally going to build a new computer. Here is my tentative list of components:
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6400
MBÂ Â ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Wi-Fi Edition
RAM Kingston KVR800D2N5K2/2G 2GB DDR2/800
HDÂ Â Seagate 7200.10 500GB
This is a test of thumbnail sizes, one floated right with a 10 px horizontal space and linked to the full sized file. The other is floated left with 10px vert and horiz spaces. Both are sized to 150X120px. This test was conducted using the new file upload features inthe WP 2.1 version. The thumbnail autogeneration does not allow custom sizing. When you try to make the thumbnail larger its quality goes down.
Six Aparts new free VOX blogging service just allowed custom banners yesterday. I decided to use this picture to make a 940px by 200px banner. You can see it at artifactor.vox.com. VOX is also allowing us to create groups, where we can post an article to a particular group site (photography for example). I want to also use this post to see how text wraps around the picture when it is floated right.
At first I thought this was a volleyball. It is a giant puffball mushroom. For a sense of scale, look for the fly on the left side.Â I have eaten them. I slice it like bread and fry it in a frying pan with various toppings – Cajun, suger and cinnamin, etc.
This picture is 500 px x 400 px and should fill the body container.
I am resorting to HTML to create padding between the picture and the text. I used html styles to get a 40 px space to the right of the picture, but not on the left. I put a 10 px padding underneath, too. I hope I can figure a way to hard code this that won’t take too much extra time. I chose 230 px for the width of the photo because with 40 px padding it takes up about one half of the container width. I think 40 px is about the space between the body and sidebar, too. I know, Pearson uses ems in his CSS but I don’t grock ems yet.
I finally gave up struggling to get the Cutline theme to install and filled out a help ticket. Bluehost support quickly explained that nested within the Cutline folder were two sub folders, one of which was also called Cutline. Nested folders with the same name apparently was the problem. Next I need to think about how to structure my photo data. Then I should be able to concentrate on content.