Welcome to Fencepost Software

Welcome to the Fencepost Software website and blog. Here you’ll find a variety of information relating to software development, IT consulting, computer support and other items related to our business. There’s a bit of coverage of computer hardware, accessories and tools, particularly in areas that we’ve found ourselves educating customers on or that we use in supporting customers.

You’ll also find information on a range off-the-shelf and open source medical software and general-purpose software as well as some Software as a Service (SaaS). The main focus will be on software targeted to medical practices or used in medical practices, including discussions of electronic medical records, practice management and document and records storage & management.

We’re also happy to take questions, whether it be about medical software and practices, programming or even general computer support. Questions of general interest or particularly interesting questions may end up as posts.

You can read more about Fencepost Software on the About page.

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Sony Vaio Z505 / Z600 Hard Drive Replacement

Here are photos of the process of opening my old Sony VAIO Z505JSK laptop and upgrading the hard drive. The pictures are linked to larger versions.

The pictures on this page should apply to most Sony VAIO Z505 laptop / notebook computers, as well as to the Z600 laptops since they’re the same (just renumbered for the European market). Even where the pictures don’t match, the procedure is the same – carefully disassemble, keeping things organized. If something won’t go, look around to figure out how it might be attached or fastened, don’t just try to force it.

Your laptop was designed to be opened and serviced by technicians without damage. That means there’s a way to get into it without breaking things.

You may not know the official correct steps, but if you think you have to break something then you’re doing something wrong or have missed something. Expect tricky clips and redundancy because of the need to balance between a sturdy laptop and an easily disassembled laptop.

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Backpacks for Laptops (1990s-early 2000s)

This is the new home of the non-updated listing of backpacks for laptops. While the listing is out of date, it may still contain information of use to some people.

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Fencepost Software Website Changes

The Fencepost Software website is in the process of a complete replacement, expect appearance changes. Even if the appearance changes, the content will remain the same.

The still-relevant (or semi-relevant) previous content has been migrated into the new structure.

In the future, expect to see discussions of IT-related content, particularly in the areas of […]