September 2001 Issue
Four and a half decades
Everything about her says
Her chariot has arrived
My stare is emptier than
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
is to be wrong,
is to be early,
is to feel old,
Austin has done it again with her first CD of the new
millennium, on the way to love. Her crystal clear
voice with her rich, sultry delivery makes this CD a must have.
"On the Way to Love" is Austin's third CD since 1998.
It includes slow and fast songs that are sure to appeal
to the musical tastes of jazz and R&B fans alike. With the
usual Quincy Jones influence, the CD also features another jazz
heavy-hitter, Boney James. If you haven't checked out
"On the Way to Love", you're missing a real treat.
vs. New Computer
the first part of this article in the August edition, I spoke about pros
and cons of upgrading existing computers.
I discussed, in some detail, hardware and software upgrades.
In this article, I will talk about the costs associated with
upgrades versus buying a new computer.
technology cost more than new technology in certain areas of computer
I was speaking with a colleague about the new technology in
motherboards. I had a new
motherboard in an unfinished computer I was building.
I wanted to finish it and the only other components I needed were
RAM and a CPU. It had not
occurred to me that motherboards are now the new PC133 technology (bus
speed). The board I have is
a PC100. They no longer
make CPU chips or RAM for this type of board.
I would definitely have to find a computer dealer for parts;
refurbished parts at that. This
is the aspect that now makes upgrading difficult for older machines.
With the advent of the PC133 motherboard, PC100 motherboards and components are difficult to come by. Therefore, one might have to install another motherboard, CPU and RAM memory. This is not all bad, as some computing outlets/stores sell motherboards with CPU and chip together. It is not uncommon to be able to purchase an 800Mhz CPU with a PC133 board that includes video and sound for less than $80.00. You have basically overhauled your computer with this one purchase. With the addition of a stick on 128MB RAM and a faster CD-ROM (perhaps), you virtually have a "brand new" machine!
Estimating the cost of upgrading a machine by adding memory to the previous overhaul I mentioned above, can cost anywhere from $60.00 to less than $300.00 (based on component prices). These are the basic upgrades to an existing computer. The disadvantage is you may have to replace other components as well such as video, sound, etc. 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!
October 6, both Wanda and John will be at Black Images from 12 to 2p.
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