WEEK 36 2004
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Saturday 4 September 2004
Friday 3 September
Thursday 2 September 2004
I installed Fedora Core 2 on a computer yesterday. It was my brother's older PC, one that he recently replaced. It was an XP box with a completely corrupted OS that he was happy to donate to my new life in my father's basement. The install went very smoothly - everything was detected and seems to work OK except the audio. I am not sure if the speakers were working or not. I haven't ried the USB or CD burner, but the CD read/mount stuff worked just fine.
I did the simplest install, because I wanted to check out the process prior to putting it on a laptop with a small hard drive, only 4GB. It worked just fine, though possibly not having as many GAMES as Red Hat 9. I do need a bigger monitor, 14" at 640x480 doesn't cut it, but it was already useful in my work, making the unix tools available to me in software development.
We watched the closing speeches at the RNC here this evening. A couple of pretty good speeches by Pataki and Bush, though not quite up to Zell Miller's fire and brimstone performance of yesterday. But a president has to be a bit calmer about things.
Apparently several demonstrators snuck into the hall and had to be taken out yelling and screaming about whatever wacko cause they were advocating, while the crowd would chant "Four More Years". Heh. A little unclear on the democratic process I guess.
At the end LeeAnn Womack came out and sang "I Hope you Dance", her signature tune. And then, Oh Dear God...the humanity of it all...some of them did...republican politicians dancing on live teevee...argghhh...my eyes...my eyes...
Though the texas delegation...well, I always was partial to gals in cowboy hats. As Chris Muir might note, it's a brainstem thing.
And now, ahhhh, I get to watch the San Francisco 49er's last preseaon game. The Charger's, with a lot of help from the refs, are handing them their...er...hat. Oh well, it's just preseason, right?
1 September 2004
Monday 30 August 2004
Sunday 29 August 2004
Sunday - I pulled that muscle again,
under the shoulder, so it was a deliberately slow and uneventful day,
spent reading and watching teevee for the most part. Guess I need to
get rid of the old water bed, and look into buying a real mattress.
But, quarterly taxes are due September, as well as registration for
the Explorer and my own drivers license, so it will have to wait. I
seem to spend a lot of time jumping through federal and state hoops and
paying for the privilege.
I've been hoping to catch a glimpse of the 49'ers on teevee, but
it's all Raiders and Chargers. Bah.