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!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Smooth transition?

From Windows XP to Vista?

So far it has been. I have my logging software, Webmastering software, and Echlolink all transferred over and working.

The only problem I have so far is with Thunderbird. I have my old hard drive set up as an external hard drive on the new computer. I know where my old Thunderbird e-mails reside on the old hard drive; and I moved them to my Thunderbird profiles in Vista - but it doesn't seem to recognize them.

I guess I will have to do a bit more investigating to get this cleared up. There are a bunch of old saved e-mails that I would hate to lose. Although, if it came to that, it would not be the end of the world.

What's nice about the new computer, is that it's like starting with a clean slate. All brand new without the bugs and problems of the old one.

Bad thing is, I discovered that my old Lexmark printer isn't supported for Vista. I've checked the Lexmark Website and there are drivers for XP and Windows9X - but nothing for Vista.

Looks like a trip to Target or Walmart will be in order.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Paul said...

Hello Larry, that's my fear too that software isn't compatible with Vista. Oh no, and now a cup of coffee falls on my keyboard. I have to clean up the mess. 73, Paul