Camcorder joy

The camcorder finally turned up at Micro Center. I’m gonna make DVDs of our home movies… With soundtracks and titles and everything.

Router suckterfuge

Got an SMC7004AWBR 4-port Wireless Broadband Router. It’s broken. It works, except that there’s no way to get to the main configuration screen. All the other navigator links work; I can set up firewall options, define a DMZ machine, and so on. I just can’t actually tell it my ISP or anything useful like that. I can plug it into my existing router and use it as a wireless access point, or alternatively it’ll do as a doorstop.

Airport

My Airport card arrived. Installed it in the G4, which was tougher than I expected. Getting the machine open was easy, though I had to unplug a couple of the cables. It also didn’t take me long to work out that the piece of green PCB attached to the Airport card had to be some kind of extra part for use in other computers (iBooks maybe?) and not something I had to use.