10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New computer

My new Dell Inspiron desktop arrived today; and I am using it now as I type this.

It has over twice the processor speed, six times the memory and the hard drive is WAY bigger than my old Gateway. The speed is amazing compared to the old machine. Applications come up in a snap and there's no waiting for things to happen after pressing a key or performing a mouse click.

I'm sure as I fill this machine up, that will change - but for now I am a happy camper. When I get some time, possibly tomorrow night, I will take the hard drive out of the old machine and hook it up to this computer using an external hard drive kit. This way I can still keep my pictures and transfer some data files to the new hard drive.

This computer uses Vista, which is a bit different from XP. I suppose it will take a little getting used to; but I don't foresee any major problems.

73 de Larry W2LJ


Paul - PC4T said...

Congrats with your new ad fast computer. We cannot without them anymore, or do we? I do have a oldie (6 yrs) but I keep the machine up to date. Only the processor gets old. And it can't do two things at the same time.

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