So, yeah, I let it roll again. so sue me. I’ve been busy at work, and when I come home all I want to do is sleep or play with linux. There are 3 laptops all wandering around the palce with various ssh sessions logged into the TiVo box I’m working on, or the server, or whatever. It’s relaxing. And I’m learning from it. That and and all the patches are starting to get on my nerves. But, I’ll say one thing, I’m a whore. I find a distro of linux, and I fall in love with it, and then wonder how all the other distros aren’t this cool. This month/year it’s gentoo. Debian is cool and all, but it’s so friggin’ behind the times with versions, and just is overall not quite as friendly to installing software that there aren’t .debs for. Sure, gentoo may take a long time to install, but it’s so much fun to have a completely optimized and custom system at your fingertips. Eh, geek.
Work has been hell. And I hate Microsoft with all my blackened heart. We are trying to move people off an Exchange 5.5 mail server running on an old DEC Alpha Box, with NT 4.0 on it. We’re moving them to the campus mail server. A good move, but a bitch to do. Exchange doesn’t want to let us go… so it throws these phantom messages into people’s mailboxes that the mail transfer program freaks out about, and then bails. The sooner we’re off this thing the better. We finally killed the other NT4 box, and it’s so much quieter in here. Once we kill the dead UPS and the Alpha box, it’ll be quiet quiet in here. I so want to put linux on the alpha… but, that’ll have to wait until we’re quite done with it.
Lets see, what else. I got my bike. Oh gods, do I love it. And shoes, it’s so much different to ride a bike with clipless shoes. The official line is 40% more efficient… but there’s just something really cool about being able to push and pull yourself up a hill. They really have a learning curve… not just the whole method of clipping in, and then clipping out (else you fall over… which I have yet to do). Those both come fairly easily. The much longer process is learning to use both the down and the upstroke to create an equal energy stroke, and create a nice very low impact ride. That takes months… so, I’ll keep that part up, and getting to the point that clipping in and out are 2nd nature. I have some accessories to buy (shoes, a purse to match my top… lol), like a saddle bag, some fenders (a stratocaster, a precision bass, hehe). A light will be a fairly major purchase because I want to buy a nice halogen with a rechargable pack. Those usually run 80-120 bucks, so that’s a bit later (like, when I have to start riding in the dark). Also a must is rain gear… I think I can see my birthday list coming.
So Covert is gone, Kat is gone, and Val is gone. And of all of them, I’ve really only talked to Val since she left. Kat has net access (since she posts to her blog), but Covert seems quite preoccupied. I mean, the least he could do would be to tell me what’s going to happen tomorrow. To answer his question, or rather, statement, I don’t think I’m quite like a Californian with a recall ballot. I didn’t get this pushed on me by someone else. I wanted the job. And like all the people that hopefully will be voting for the elected and rightful governer of California (no, not Arnold Schwartzenegger), I will stick it out. I’m just frightened to see my schedule for this upcoming year. Yes, that’s right, I haven’t registered yet. Why? cause none of the classes I sign up for ever fill up. And I’m lazy.
I would post pictures of my bike, but I haven’t taken any yet. I really just need to get the pictures part of my site up, but I keep forgetting to do some brain storming with Kilo to figure out how to do what I want to do. In the interim, I will put the stuff up manually. gah, I hate doing manual work when you can write a perl script to do it better. The main bitch is, Kilo will probably either A. do all the work himself and I will learn nothing from it. 😉 or B. want to use MySQL to do it, when a few simple text files will do. Either way, I should have a test page up, maybe, within the next few days. I just need to find what pictures I want to populate it with. I also need to get the personal info up, which likewise will require some newer pictures of me. Gar…
Well, I think that’s it for now, I can’t really think of anything else. Tom is on vacation this week, so my previous week of hell can no go into the nether regions of my mind… ah, /dev/null