[TAG] State of the state
ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Feb 20 07:12:41 MSK 2007
[ not for publication ]
Folks, I'm in middlin' poor shape at the moment. Anyone who's sent me
any messages recently, please pardon my inability to respond in
reasonable time. Just to recap, recent/current events include:
o Three weeks on the road so far, at least two more to go, with lots
more road time already scheduled.
o Attending SCALE in L.A., where Kat and I did a huge LG promo (talked
to the staff at every booth there about writing up their stuff for us.)
o My father died of lung cancer last week - I just happened to be in
L.A., where he was, and had to deal with all of the fallout. No
condolences necessary for reasons I don't really want to get into,
but... it was still quite a load.
o Dealing with a very rough sinus and ear infection, antibiotics and
all, while flying across the country - and going from *very* cold
(Boston) to quite warm (L.A.) back to very cold (New York, this week)
and then to extremely cold (Boston again, next week) is _not_ a
wonderful treatment for those afflicted bits.
o My laptop has been showing signs of immediately imminent croakage -
I've had to bring up that long-deferred 64-bit Linux install on this HP
Pavilion I'm using now at emergency speed, since I have to have a
working machine to do business. It _hasn't_ been trivially easy.
o Due to a number of factors (flights, mostly), I'm running on a
serious deficit of sleep.
I'm going to give my best shot to maintain and recover, but - it's all a
bit of a challenge at the moment. Stay tuned.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
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