Friday, March 30, 2012

Traveling to Montreal!

Just passed mile marker 49.8, coming up on Route 89 Exit 7, Berlin/Barr. I'm heading up to Montreal with my brother and my niece, to visit cousin John Dough and his parents. Haven't been north of the border since my gramma's funeral in 1992!

Back then I didn't need a passport to visit Canada. Ah, I long for the Good Ol' Days when we weren't so paranoid about America's Attic!

Rick and Julie are playing State Capitals.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

BLU InstallFest

We're holding our 43rd Linux InstallFest today, about 3 weeks after the normal day we try to schedule the March event. This year we found conflicting events for all the other Saturdays in March.

Blake was having problems with a bad LCD display, so I loaned him the one I had in my car that had been donated to BLU recently.

I had ordered some cable protectors and a couple gigabit switches to make the wired network easier to access and to be less of a tripping hazard. The big yellow ramp worked great, but the longer cable protectors keep curling up and merely swap the old tripping hazard for a new one.

Blake has an old Dell desktop, the same model that I had purchased for Amy Mish back when I worked at Zuken. Haven't seen one of those in ages.

I tried out several editions of Fedora 17 Alpha (Gnome3, KDE, and XFCE), and they were all painfully unresponsive. Hopefully the final release will be better. I'm not fond of the direction that Fedora has been taking lately, and it may be time to consider alternatives. Maybe just switching to XFCE will be enough.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

What a Coincidence!!!

A chicken farmer went to a local bar, sat next to a woman and ordered a glass of champagne.

The woman perks up and says, 'How about that? I just ordered a glass of champagne, too!'

'What a coincidence' the farmer says. 'This is a special day for me. I am celebrating.'

'This is a special day for me, too; I am also celebrating!' says the woman.

'What a coincidence!' says the farmer!' As they clinked glasses the man asked, 'What are you celebrating?'

'My husband and I have been trying to have a child, and today my gynecologist told me that I am pregnant!'

'What a coincidence,' says the man. 'I'm a chicken farmer and for years all of my hens were infertile, but today they are all laying fertilized eggs.'

'That's great!' says the woman. 'How did your chickens become fertile?'

'I used a different cock,' he replied.

The woman smiled and said, 'What a coincidence.'