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5 years on

My old computer is unupgradeable . One hard disk has quit. I tried and at some expense ( I bought RAM ) found nothing worked. I bought a copy of Windows 7 so i have upgraded to 64 bit which is somewhat a waste of time as i only have 4 gigs of memory. My Windows experience dropped to 5.9 on two fronts, hard disk and memory. When there were(momentarily) 8 gigs if RAM this went up to 7.2, 7.9 being the maximum.

This all began over Firestorm, the Second Life viewer, issuing a 64 bit version. I have long thought of upgrading to 64 bit and i discovered a couple of years ago that my system could handle 64 bit o/s. I am very stupid. I was given the opportunity to get 64 bit windows at launch but i went for the 32 bit. AND it worked well but I felt Windows 64 bit was the was forward. “You can never have enough RAM” is an old maxim. I had 4 RAM slots with 2 x 2 gigs. so two empty slots. Another set of 2 x 2 would bring it up to 8. AND it worked for a time then crashed while in Second Life. Buying RAM has to be done carefully. A good site like Mr Memory or better http://memoryc.com have a memory picker for your model. After two failed attempts with different 2 x 2 i decided to try 2 x 4 gigs of RAM. This worked for a while then crashed the system. This would always happen in Second Life and then started when i watched a movie. I ran every test you could think of. You can find them with Google. They are all free.

Tested and tested and tested some more. I could find no errors I reinstalled Windows 7 Pro into a newly formatted hard disk. Same result. Out of ideas I turned to the forums and had no luck, though one person : 968120designed a new system for me.

The Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool and its 33 page pdf about it. This does a complete test of your processor. SpeedFan shows the core temperatures.

Memtest86 Tests your memory from a CD start. You down load the system image and burn it onto a CD. Its the best. I’ve heard of people running it for hours. I only run one pass. You can always escape (ESC) out of it.

TechPowerUp GPU-Z will tell you all about your graphics card.

Dell Diagnostics Handy enough will test the whole system however it failed to spot any difficulty of RAM on my system so my feeling is its not as stressful as it could be.However a good suite to use to test everything if you have a dell of course.

CPUID has a few programs HWMONITOR shows temperature as does CORE TEMP.

nCleaner will clean up your registry and hard disk.

There are more, you can find free programs to test everything.

After tearing my hair out for a couple of weeks and nearly giving up my job in Second Life I got a stable 64 bit system with 4 gigs of RAM.

My computer is 5 years old, one of my RAID disks failed and the RAM fiasco has left me with no confidence that the machine will last. 5 years is about right for upgrading. So a new computer is in order.

A Dell:

Base is an XPS 8700

Processor: i7 – 4770 4th Gen 3.7 GHz, which can be overclocked to 3.9 GHz. Just about the fastest processor on the market.
Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz – 4 DIMMs Plenty of RAM with room to expand to 32 gigs
Video Card AMD Radeon HD R9 270 2GB GDDR5. Got good reviews and is GDDR5 the fastest memory going. with DisplayPort (v1.2), DVI, VGA and 4x USB ports
Hard Drive 2TB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive + Intel SRT 32GB SSD Cache.  A solid state cache and two terabytes make this a good choice.

Dell 27 Monitor, P2714H, 27″ . Hmmm A second monitor to go next to the 22 inch. An extravagance? Perhaps but when I had two monitors before I loved it. There is a 40% increase in productivity. And if you are going to upgrade…

An exciting bit of kit : Dell TP713 Wireless Multi-touchpad . I wasn’t bothered about getting Windows 8 as I like Windows 7 a lot and I don’t wan a touch screen. So  The Dell Wireless Touchpad has been designed to give you an outstanding Windows® 8 touch experience with easy swiping, smooth scrolling and a full surface touch experience; all wrapped-up in a slim-line modern design that looks stylish in virtually any workspace, Works up to 32 meters. Sore kara . (its Jananese meaning it follows logically doesn’t it) I can have 8.1.

I might get new speakers and a sub woofer.

Getting the money will take four months or i might go for finance.  Will my current system hold up? I dunno.

 

 

 

 

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Dublin Web Summit

Web Entrepreneur sinks into Irish Bog at Twitter / Skype /Youtube Conference

A Brief History Of The Bog is here from 200 AD to 1979

Bog Of Allen Tullamore Ireland: One year ago application was made to the Offaly County Enterprise Board (OCEB) for funding of “Weddings On The Internet dot com”. Using the latest software and Internet resources people at a wedding would sms pictures of weddings they were attending from their mobile phones for incorporation into a web site which would be live within an hour of receipt at a customized URL. Research at that time predicted the possible demise of cameras, as mobile phone technology was so advanced as to risk redundancy. Microsoft was backing the company providing ANY Microsoft software free of charge in perpetuity. The application fulfilled ALL the criteria for a business startup.

· It was refused on the grounds that the internet was not within the board’s purview.

In March 2010, research begun in 1986 by myself, culminated in a product that, supported by M.I.T. and others and detailed in a 1992 BBC Documentary Called “Hyperland”, the first working Micon (Moving Icon) was created. A 62 page research document was presented. See Micons.org. Application was made to OCEB for a grant of 3000 euros to develop this product.

· OCEB provided a patent lawyer. He said the product needed developing. OCEB refused further assistance.

In September 2010 application was made for 200 euros to assist myself to attend the Dublin Web Summit conference on 28th October to report for my registered online newspaper “Internet News”. This was billed by the Irish Times as a very significant event. The founders of Skype, YouTube and Twitter were to be keynote speakers.

· A week ago OCEB said they were too busy to consider it.

“Dear Philip, s you are aware the board is operating with reduced budgets in the current year and is attempting to support as many businesses as possible to staArt or grow their business. I regret…” Sean Ryan. It took OCEB 6 weeks to reply to my request.

On 14th October 2010 Irish Examiner : County and city enterprise boards (CEBs) are to get a €3.3m funding boost, creating more than 450 jobs, Taoiseach Brian Cowen announced today. The money will be channeled through the CEBs to help new businesses get off the ground and support existing ones re 9000 people are unemployed. I am disabled (mental health) and my only income is disability allowance of 195 euros per week. I run 80 global domains and 20 blogs. I have my own web hosting company.. http://bogofallen.coom/info.htmll refers. refers.

I will also be protesting a

to keep staff. I guess no one told Sean Ryan head of Offaly County Enterprise Board.

Outside the conference I will protest, vehemently and noisily at the ineptitude of government funded organisations in the Taoiseach’s constituency of Tullamore whe

t the inadequacies of Dublin Web Summit for using old fashioned ”Technology” in presenting the summit. Last week I attended a state of the art conference on line with the capacity of 4000 and available free of charge to anyone with an internet connection. It was run by an EU funded UK company ( d|labs ) and hosted by Avatar Reality based in Hawaii. It cost the organisers nothing. It occurred live in real time. http://onlybluemars.com refers.

Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc. (Hons) MA

Microsoft Certified Professional (Excel)

Microsoft Partner ID: Organization: Irish Secure Internet Services ID: 2698846

Microsoft Bizspark ID: Irish Secure Internet Services

Contact Philip Finlay-Bryan Category Consulting Services MSDN Subscription ID:

1400038768 Windows Live ID philipjamesbryan@live.com

I am a developer with Blue Mars a 3D social Networking environment based in Hawaii.

I am EU representative for Ireland for SME’s 2010 Business week

I am a member of the Irish Internet Association on LinkedIn and the Web 2.0 working group in California

I am an Editor for Wikipedia

SKYPE: Philip Finlay-Bryan pjfbncyl

TWITTER: @pjfbncyl Tweets : Your Tweets 4,439

YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/philipjamesbryan I have made 220 videos

I run a fan site blog for a BBC 6Music Dj Shaun Keaveny http://blog.shaunkeaveny.com

Distribution:

The Irish Times (Done)

Brian Cowen TD Constituency Office Tullamore (Done)

Tullamore Tribune (Done)

Offaly Independent (Done)

Metro Herald (Dublin) (Done)

Hawaii Tribune Herald (Done)

Aloha, Press Release incorporating Avatar Reality who are based in Honolulu. A Protest will be held at The Dublin Web Summit on 28th October. Bog Of Allen dot com refers. My understanding of Hawaii can be seen in my tribute to Israel “IZ” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole on TechnologyIsMe dot Blip dot TV. You have my permission to publish the Press Release. Avatar Reality are Breaking New Ground with Partnerships world wide. They should be recognised. Jim Sink the CEO knows me, in Blue Mars as Dude Starship. I am 61 and disabled (Mental Health) I have not needed medication for 18 months. I am doing extremely well. Avatar Reality have made a significant difference to my well being. Please publish something. BogofAllen.com refers Mahalo Nui Loa With Respect Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc (Hons) MA

Gazette Live (Teeside UK) (Done via Forum)

Im getting into trouble and its all your fault

by Micons »

I wanted to attend a conference in Dublin. Its really important. Founders of Skype Twitter and Youtube are going to be there. I cannot go because I am broke. DLAB at Teeside University hosted a conference on line last week. http://onlybluemars.com It was Free. Because you lot have set a bad example by doing Very Important Things for Free because it cost you nothing, you have set a bad example as far as all of us growing and becoming better and more interesting Human Beings. So Im going up to Dublin on Thursday to cause a Stink! Publically In A Very Very Loud voice. I will try to bring Dublin to a standstill or at least slow it down. Us Brits are not known for being shy! As you know one person can sorta make a difference …. My **** Release is Here. http://bogofallen.comGive us a hand please to Wake People Up, that its NOT all Gloom and Doom, that some of us are doing important stuff to overcome the madness of the “Merchant Bankers” who rule our lives. Just because Im disabled (manic depressive like Spike Milligan) and 61 years old wont stop me. So Don’t Panic Things Are in hand.

Phil aka Dude Starship

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UPDATED AFTER REFLECTION

The Flyer

STOP PRESS: I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM OFFALY COUNTY COUNCIL:

at 8.30 am this morning I placed my business card measuring 8.5cms x 5cms with “Bog of Allen” written on it. I Placed the card in a Cars door sill so that it would not blow away and litter. I told the person in reception that I had Done This. She said ok and can I have one. At 11.54 am I received a phone call purporting to be from the council 05793 46800 (They Masked Their ID) that I am to be prosecuted AND Fined for littering. My Response : See You In Court. Come visit me in MountJoy as I Wiil not pay! I spent months, mostly without pay authoring Their Web site (link here in the Internet Archive) in March 2000 to April 2001 If You look at the source code

meta name=”Author”

content=”pfb”

philp finlay-bryan Typical BIFFO!

Response : I passed a skip grabbed suitable materials and made this the text reads :Official Offaly County Council say BogOfAllen.com is (in very very small letTers)to Be FINE (in very very small letter) D (in very very smal letters ) For LitTering. I paraded up and down from 4.30pm to 6pm.

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A New World

Tis is the Youtube Edit:


Today marked an historic event for Blue Mars and perhaps a glimpse of the future of how virtual reality and the real world are now indisputably partners. I made this video prior to the conference.

I made this comment on their blog:

I Love It! Very impressive! I make videos of Blue Mars, have been for the past year and I am usually the first when a new city comes on line. I am not an employee of Avatar Reality so I do tend to shoot from the hip, I speak my mind in the Forums . I am a [Guide] . I am also a born and bred Londoner. So there’s my CV. You have been developing this for a while, it shows. Your beginning tutorial conforms with proper educational learning techniques. Perfect. You are Business Oriented, excellent, lets make money. Your design and features are NOT second life, I make this point as you have adopted the innovative design and ethos of Blue Mars. It is Not a game, you understand and demonstrate this. I call it a chat room with nice curtains, guess I have to upgrade to Conference and Design Centre now. Your Teleportation system is superb. In every other city in Blue Mars I have eschewed tps as I like to explore on foot. (I do like flying though so perhaps incorporate a Hover Spawn) Your City is the first in BM where I will teleport by choice. Congratulations Dudes (non gender specific) and Welcome To Blue Mars. Be Proud! Your video is being uploaded as we speak philipjamesbryan on Youtube

Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc (Hons) MA
Dude Starship aka Micons aka Bitchy

P.S. I design web sites if you need a hand, we can do a Quid Pro Quo … do get a favicon for your site.. it takes 30 seconds and its free…


The Conference started just after 9 am UK Time, this is the second hour.

For the sake of brevity, I reduced the quality and because I encountered a hardware glitch on my computer which was recording the event after 36 minutes, the video is incomplete. I was watching it on my 21 inch widescreen monitor the software was running on my 14 inch linked secondary monitor. Remember and note this :

  • I was in Ireland conecting to a server in Hawaii
  • Jim was in Honolulu
  • DLabs were in the UK streaming the conference to the server in Hawaii
  • One (and there were others) Mako was in Australia, we chatted during the conference
  • There was a live audience in the UK watching us
  • I think Jims presentation slides were on a computer in the UK and he was manipulating them from Hawaii?

The message? One World interacting in real time via The Internet in a 3d Environment. I have seen the future and, friends, I am living it. Actually what we were doing was: We were sharing one networked computer

I have been part of The Blue Mars Community for almost exactly one year. It has not been a wasted year, it has assured my future in the 21st Centuary. I fell proud and honoured, a little humbled but mainly very very excited.. You weren’t there? Shame…..

So folks Be Kool dot net

P.S. Bitchy on her perch in Welcome wearing her halloween costume. One guy rushed up to look at her…. face. Said she was pretty…

bitchy