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Looking for a new computer? Looking for a very small new computer? The Espresso PC is about the size of a large graphing calculator. I would be afraid of losing that thing. The cost is prohibitive since it uses mostly notebook parts. Less expensive (but much larger) is the BookPC. This uses normal PC parts in a footprint about the size of a phonebook. Neither of these systems are very upgradeable (Cannot upgrade anything on the Espresso, cannot put any new cards into the Book), but neither is the very popular iMac! Got to install one of the new DV models yesterday, and it could not be much easier.

This makes me oddly depressed. The mere idea that the X-33 will not fly is troubling. Mostly, because of the Mars Lander fiasco, NASA is not seen in the brightest of lights anymore. The delays in developing the X-33 are mostly safety based (which makes sense if anyone remembers a slight problem in 1986 with the Challenger…), but these delays are not giving NASA credibility. They need one project to work, and to work well. The International Space Station is still in development, and can’t save them yet…

The Simpsons has been a favorite TV show for most geeks for over 10 years. In the last few seasons, the quality has dropped quickly as the original writers have left. This MSNBC article got it just right. The Simpsons should be taken off the air.

Excellent! I tested out the internet capabilities of my new Linux setup, and I am impressed. My image gallery does not work at all on the Mac platform and only works on the latest browsers in Windows. Here, using Netscape 4.75, it works beautifully.

Posting from RedHat 7.0. This is such a great feeling!

If any of you want to run your own web server, definitely check out DevShed – Server Side for a healthy dose of knowledge. Learn about PHP, Perl, Apache, etc. I love this stuff!

What the hell? My keyboard just died. I thought maybe it was the AT –> PS/2 converter I was using, but a replacement did not improve the situation. Then I thought maybe it was the port on my motherboard. I found a PS/2 — > USB converter and tried that. I ‘borrowed’ a roommate’s keyboard, and that worked just fine. Feeling quite pissed off (do you have any idea how hard it is to use a computer without a keyboard?), I took the old keyboard and shook it around a bit. The power of fear made it work again. Now I can get back to my regular life.

Yes, Redhat Linux 7.0 is out, but when will we be able to download it? The FTP site has been so bogged down that not even the mirror sites can download the necessary files. Even the support site that only paying customers can access is busy! I have successfully connected to one mirror site that had RH 7.0, but the did not have the CD image files (ISOs) that I wanted. 99% of older Linux distributions fail in some way on my hardware, so I figured there would be hope with the most brand new version. When will I get to find out?!

The bitches love me because they know that I can rock.

The bitches love me because they know that I can rhyme.

The bitches love me because they know that I can fuck.

The bitches love me because they know that I’m on time.

All sang by Pikachu! This is the most hilarious video I have seen since Winnie The Pooh Meets Satan.