[TAG] State of the state
ben at linuxgazette.net
Sun Feb 25 02:05:43 MSK 2007
On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 08:19:40PM -0500, clarjon1 wrote:
> Eeep! Sounds like you are having a rough time, Ben.
You'd think it'd be safer on dry land, wouldn't you? It's getting
better, though. The mole that had taken up residence in my nose seems to
be acquiring a hankering for other climes.
> > o Three weeks on the road so far, at least two more to go, with lots
> > more road time already scheduled.
> The wheels on the car...
... have not quite come off yet.
> > 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.
> It never is, is it? Time to get out those tape backups, eh?
At this point, pretty much everything except the wireless NIC and Flash
is up and working. Ubuntu is somewhat pleasant to work with, although
the GNOME interface has a lot more frills and lacy bits around the
edges than I'd prefer.
> > 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.
> Will do. Good luck, and take care!
Thanks. If my recovery is any indication, the good wishes are effective.
If I croak, I'll send you all an e-mail.
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