29 September 2007 - 8:50amOh, it’s Saturday, it’s Saturday…

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Hanianianianiahchacha. :)

Another weekend at home to relax and visit with my family. Good times.

On another note, the IBM Mainframe Contest starts on Monday at noon. If you’re interested and haven’t registered yet, visit here. I’ve never done it before, but I’m going to give it a shot and see if I can win anything.

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24 September 2007 - 7:52pmA good rule of thumb

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This is my second post in like 20 minutes… oh well.

I was reading comics on xkcd and stumbled across this one. A good rule of thumb: first, take your age and divide by two, then add seven. The number you get corresponds to the lowest age person you should be dating (this rule is known as the “Standard Creepiness Rule”). Now obviously, this rule only applies for those older than 15 (it seems that it would be odd to say a 10 year old shouldn’t date anyone younger than 12). Can someone pass this on to high school seniors? If you are a senior whose age is 18, you should not be dating freshmen, let alone 7th or 8th graders! Please.

Anyway, I think that’s all for tonight.

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24 September 2007 - 7:18pmWhat a good weekend

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Joelle came to visit me this weekend! We didn’t do anything too exciting, but we still really enjoy spending time together, even if we’re just playing a game on the computer or watching TV.

And yay for another week of classes! (Could you sense the sarcasm?) Along with the occasional piece of schoolwork, I’m trying to make headway on my NTP project for COSI. So far, I’ve installed the ntp packages on my Debian-based server but can’t seem to get it to do anything productive. One thing I’ve noticed… the ntpdate binary (which is supposed to be included in the ntp package) doesn’t seem to be there anywhere. Anyone have any ideas? I think I’m going to get a Redhat-based server set up and give it a shot there (I’m not a huge Debian fan). Keep track of my progress here.

One more thing… if you’re reading my blog, and I don’t know it, post a comment and let me know what you think. It would be encouraging to know how many people are actually looking at this thing.

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18 September 2007 - 7:09pmThe wonders of Emacs

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I was using emacs in class today and I thought to myself wouldn’t it be nice if I knew how to copy and paste in emacs? I also knew from prior experimentation that it was possible to have multiple files open at once within emacs and to have them paned to be easily viewable at the same time. So I did a quick search on Google and was presented with this webpage, a quick reference for all things emacs, which seems to have been put together by a computer science professor from Williams College. This was exactly what I was looking for so I thought I’d post it here for the masses (which at this point is basically myself).

Now maybe I can keep up with Tino when he whips through a 200 line program in C like its the easiest thing he’s ever seen… and he’s using vi.

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15 September 2007 - 10:12pmI love my own bed.

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What a sweet thing it is to sleep in your own bed. :)

Since I wasn’t able to be at school today for the festivities surrounding Software Freedom Day 2007, I thought I’d post an article for everyone who’s heard of Linux but never given it a try.

Software Freedom Day is a day devoted to spreading the good news of the free and open source software alternatives that exist to replace many of the more popular (and often much more expensive) applications we all use on a daily basis. The Linux kernel, combined with a wealth of awesome open source software packages, provides many computer users with a completely free alternative for their everyday computing. The article I linked to above is a step by step guide to installing one of the most popular Linux distributions, Ubuntu, on a computer that already runs Windows. When you’re finished, you have one system that is capable of booting Windows or Ubuntu… giving you the ability to try out Linux, without completely wiping Windows.

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14 September 2007 - 6:22pmThis one looks good

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After checking out 5 or 6 different themes, I settled on this one. I also played with the font style for a while and you’re currently looking at Trebuchet MS (unless you don’t have it, in which case you’re looking at Tahoma or Arial).

I drove home from school today to visit for the weekend. I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend with my family, sleeping in my own bed :) .

And I get to see my babe<3. Probably not a lot, but a little is better than nothing.

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14 September 2007 - 8:39amA Second Attempt

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Alright. I finally broke down and purchased web hosting services and got a real website with a legitimate domain name up and running. My last attempt included running a web server off of my laptop and using Dynamic DNS to provide a domain name for my dynamic IP.

So. I hope to update this thing at least a few times a week with new things happening with technology, Linux, amateur radio and who knows what else. Over the course of the next week or two, I’ll be setting up pages for each of my major interests and activities, finding a theme I can live with until I have time to make my own and hopefully starting to document some of the things I’ll be working on this semester.

Check back often and let me know how you like it!

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