August 2001 Issue
live my life
heaven is like a
Powell, a self-described “urban poet”, is a Petty Officer in the
United States Navy. His work has been accepted in such underground
publications as the Native Tongue
Newsletter and Soul Fountain and
will appear in the April 2001 issue of Left
Curve. He has also has authored one chapbook, entitled “Dead On
Under Your Spell by Shakatak is LitLine’s CD of the month. The new CD will be released in the UK July 30.
SHAKATAK have enjoyed a level of success and a career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music. From their first record release (Bill Sharpe's "Steppin") in August 1980, SHAKATAK's singles and albums have charted with a consistency in both the UK and the US.
You can visit them at: www.shakatak.com
vs. New Computer
Many home computer users have asked me lately about maintenance on their computers. The next question following is; "should I upgrade or buy a new computer? What are the costs involved?"
With computer prices dropping lower than ever, I am sometimes inclined to recommend that users purchase a new computer. But, let's weigh both options. For this, I will answer this topic in a two-part article. I will also include both hardware and software upgrades, and cost.
Upgrading your computer is both useful and cost efficient, especially in the case of a machine that is not older than three or four years. I do not recommend upgrading a computer that is not at least a Pentium II/AMD-K/Celerons (second generation) at a clock speed of less than 300 MHz. Pentium machines of 200 MHz or less, can be upgraded, yet the part may not be available. This can also be the case for some Pentium IIs, AMD-K or Celerons.
The most common upgrades are usually memory (RAM), hard drives, CD-ROM (including CD writers) and software. If you have a machine that is less than four years old, your computer probably has between 32 and 64 MB Ram. Your choice now is to upgrade the memory to at least 128 MB. But this is not very easy since the compatibility of the board to memory may not match due to the age of the computer. If you are running Windows 98, Windows NT/2000, or ME I recommend no less than 96 MB of RAM.
There are some older computers that are not "plug and play" nor will it allow you to see more than 8-GIG of hard drive space. Note, there is a way to work around this issue. Older computers have hard drive space that may range from 4.3-GIG to about 10-GIG. With the need for more space, hard drive manufacturers introduced hard drives up to and above 80-GIG. For an older computer, I recommend 20 to 30-GIG. In case of the addition of a hard drive, I format the first drive to still be utilized in the computer for storage. More...
The International Library of Poetry has a wonderful online site for poets. If you’re looking for a quick mechanism to get your poetry published online, check out their Web site at www.poetry.com
October 4th thru 6th, Wanda Moorman and fellow historical fiction writer, John Hatch will be touring Texas. Authors will make stops in Houston, Dallas and Ft. Worth.
Come out and meet these two creative authors!
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