Sunday, November 20, 2005

Hmm a blog to test

Here I am sitting on the train after another long day at work. Before I
left however I read about a system that allows me to blog via email, so
I can compose this on the train and then send it later, is the theory
anyway, I guess we will see if it works.
I have had an interesting day, clients in the morning to setup a new pc,
then into the city to have lunch with Fiona, Geoffrey and Andrea. Then
off to a couple of clients after lunch, setup a print server, which was
surprisingly easy, it really renews my faith in netgear, after a fiasco
with another clients netgear wireless router and its dismal signal strength.
But I digress, this post should be interesting for all that read it.
Geoffrey had his shots yesterday, which we weren't happy about, and he
wasn't happy about it at the time, but seems over it now.
We are keeping up his vitaminC intake to make sure his immune system can
handle these chemicals in his system.
I got my new rack mount case, which I am going to join to the case
currently housing r2d2, to make an 8ru case with the bottom case going
to be used to store a plethora of current and future hard drives, for
"our digital life"... heheh if hard drives and storage are the new
bling, then I am the bling master :)
I actually heard an interesting analogy today, that the timekeeping
industry is the computer industry of yesteryear. Both are highly
technical, both demanded perfection and a high degree of technical
expertise, I am sure at one stage they would have had
Chonographic-consultants. There was even one story that 300years ago the
British navy offered the princely sum of 25,000 pounds (yikes that would
have been a lot back then) for a highly accurate clock design with which
to aid in the navigation of their navy. The whole timekeeping industry,
was sort of turned on its head when the whole design of quartz clocks
were developed, accuracy became a standard feature.
Perhaps this is what will happen with the computer industry, someone
will finish the quantum computer, and further advancement will not
really be needed. Computational tasks, every computational task may take
mere milli-seconds. Storage will be infinite, bandwidth infinite. It
will make for an interesting time, will software keep up? Perhaps with
these super chips we could get them to design the ultimate os and do
away with human mistakes, perhaps then computers will peak, people will
never need to upgrade and everything will just work... heheh yeah
that'll be the day.
Peace out all.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

haw haw, dats Funny

I have seen some funny things in my life. Including episodes for Family Guy, South park, and many others. But real life takes the cake. Geez it is hard to think of examples when I put myself on the spot like this. But a recent one comes to mind, I received an email that said Our internet connection is down...huh?
I suppose this isn't the first such incident, while working for a internet service provider; "my connection is down" (then from the background, the unmistakable sound of outlook express receiving an email) "then what was that I would say", "oh I can get my email, but my internet connection is down, fix your damn network"
Heheh, all fun.
It is good to see Geoffrey has inherited his Mother and Fathers sense of humour, finding laughter in almost anything.

Isn't he a cutie, yes he has started to laugh more, spent an hour on the couch last night tickling him and making silly faces, I even said to him that his smiles and laughter are like nicotine for me, "hmmm addictive" :)
Peace out all.

Friday, November 04, 2005

What we do while bored.

This is a test that I can type and people think that I am typing something important, but really I am doing some war-training... heheh...maybe I should blog this, if I find an open ap, maybe that is what I should do with my new found mobility.
So that is an excerpt from what I typed on the train on the way home. With MrHankey my "new" laptop, a rescued thin Toshiba, that actually has a decent working battery.
I am typing all this on the train, oops have to finish later here comes my stop.
Next afternoon... As usual I worked late, had to fix users problems after all, I keep saying if I do it now it will be less to do tomorrow...of course this is completely flawed and me doing work now instead of putting it off to tomorrow means more is expected of me the next day and more work rises up to take the completed works place. Ah well, tis the life we lead.
I have been contemplating an article I read why windows sucks and I agree with it... all-be-it I am currently typing this on a windows 2000 laptop in...notepad hehehe.
I especially find the statement that all "variants" of each release are the same, and when it boils down to it they are each the same, just with minor patches, so the desktop most of you are running is the same as the server you are connected to... same kernel.
Ah you in the know may say, but linux is just a kernal, it is all the same kernal from desktop to server... not 100% true considering most desktops don't have the smp kernal installed but true all the same, see windows server was built on a desktop kernal. Linux as a desktop has a kernal that was built for a server... see why windows sucks.
Of course this and the fact that most linux programmers are uber-geeks is part of the reason for linux's slow uptake, not user friendly enough.
Ubuntu is changing that but it needs a shove, Windows Vista and its DRM (Data not Really yours Mate). DRM will mean you may not be able to run even a program you write, or may all of a sudden be denied access to your own files..lovely. I am sticking to 2k/xp and linux, this pc only has 2000 as A it has an oem license and I need to connect to windows VPN's and use windows only netstumbler.
On an awesome note Geoffrey is two months old... he is laughing, commando crawling and being infinitely cute...
So this is what I think about on the train, oops almost my stop l8r.
So anyway the lateness of this post is due to me remembering about it after coming back from the toilet.
Peace out all.
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