First wireless network, Archos Jukebox Recorder

I just setup my first peer-to-peer wireless network using two 802.11b Dlink wireless adapters.

I’m at my parents’ house right now. Mom wanted a wireless network because she didn’t want to run wires. I spent approximately an hour on the phone with Dlink tech support. That was a waste. Had I played around with the configuration utility a little longer, I could have figured things out on my own. Oh well, at least I know how to configure a wireless LAN now!

Elise and I got in around 8:30 last night. We had dinner and chatted for a little while. I tried setting up the network late last night, but couldn’t keep my eyes open.

I woke up at 6 a.m. this morning, grabbed the .243 and headed to the pond to see if I could rub out a wild hog or two. No luck. It was nice to be out in the crisp morning air. The pond was steaming, the sun was rising and the moon was setting. It was really pretty outside. I was tempted to go wake Elise up so she could take pictures, but I know she likes her beauty sleep.

I walked back to the house and washed the Jeep. I picked up the paper for Mom and Dad (we’re in the country, so you actually have to walk to the road to get the mail/newspaper). I went and played with the dogs for a few minutes. I felt like I could use that military slogan: “We do more before 8 a.m. …” Well, considering it was Saturday, I would have usually slept in a few more hours. Having said that, I took a nap.

Everyone is in the kitchen, making dinner right now. Guess I should help.

I also won an eBay auction for the 20gb Archos Jukebox Recorder last night. I really didn’t think I would win with the amount that I had set for my proxy bid. If this MP3 player is the condition that the seller claims, I got a damn good deal. More than half the price of an iPod, and $100 less than the other player that I had been considering. But wait… that’s not all! I get everything that comes with the jukebox (carrying case, batteries, USB 2.0 cable, AC adapter, mini to RCA cable), I also got 128mb of SDRAM, Sony MDR-CD60 digital reference headphones and a Sony CPA-9C cassette adapter in the deal.

I told Elise that I really wanted a good, hard drive-based MP3 player. Of course, they’re all really expensive. She didn’t want to spend that much money because she knew that I wanted to put an MP3 player in the Jeep as well. I did a little more research on portable MP3 players and decided that the Jukebox Recorder 20 was the one that I wanted because you can use a cassette adapter. Good thing we kept the tape deck in the Jeep.

I used money we had set aside in our Paypal account to pay for a large portion of the Archos. I’m currently selling my video capture card as well. We’re doing pretty darn well with getting rid of something if we want something new.

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