Monthly Archives: September 2009

Pleasant Surprise with New System Build & Windows 7 Starter

About three weeks ago, my wife’s old PC started to give up the ghost. I built that system four or five years ago around a low-end DFI socket 939 motherboard with onboard VIA graphics, 100 Mbps Ethernet, two SATA 1 connectors, and DDR memory. The system included an AMD K8 Sempron 3200+ CPU (1.8 GHz), […]

In Memoriam: Cecilia Katherine Kociolek Tittel 1919-2009

I got back from a business trip Friday morning to learn that my Mom, aged 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep the previous¬† night. She spent the last year and a half of her life in an assisted living facility in Fairfax County, VA, after living with me and my family for just over […]