Category Archives: Personal

daily accomplishements


  • just typical work


  • Created an entry level account for someone who already had a professional account :/
  • hopefully convinced my father to take the 46g fish tank for his oversized goldfish
  • forgot to feed fresh or saltwater fish or top off water or add carbonate to saltware – damn
  • started work on cleaning up/optimizing a customer laptop. Get to install ubuntu dual boot as well. Not sure how much he’ll actually use it but he’s slightly interested.
  • Updated Ubuntu 10.04 test laptop in preparation for tomorrow’s alpha 3 release.
  • ooo  .. reminds me, have to remove source from hardy on my apt-mirror to free up some space. Only a couple months, no need to have source locally.

I guess that’s it. Not an overly productive day. I need to find a heading that best fits computer work at home. Ideas welcome.


GM to shut down hummer

This is actually a REAL Hummer ... and my car 🙂

Less than a month after General Motors extended its contract to sell its Hummer brand to China’s Tengzhong automaker, The General has announced that it will not complete the deal. According to a statement released to the media Wednesday afternoon, GM will permanently wind down the off-road division as a result.

GM shut down its Pontiac and Saturn brands last year, and sold off Saab a few weeks ago.

“One year ago, General Motors announced that we were going to divest HUMMER, as part of focusing our efforts on ChevroletBuickGMC and Cadillac going forward. We have since considered a number of possibilities for HUMMER along the way, and we are disappointed that the deal with Tengzhong could not be completed,” said John Smith GM vice president of corporate planning and alliances.

“GM will now work closely with HUMMER employees, dealers and suppliers to wind down the business in an orderly and responsible manner.”

GM says it will continue to provide Hummer parts and service to customers around the globe. All Hummer warranties will continue to be honored.

It’s about time. These things were’nt worth the rubber they drove on.

First Post!

Ok, lets try this again. Apparently Google Chrome has a recent bug in it which crashes when trying to post to wordpress. Had to revert to good ole Firefox.

Anyway, where to start….

I’ve never thought of myself as someone with a lot to say. At least not on a personal blog. Twitter has always met me needs to post quick updates or thoughts. Or so I thought. Apparently I sometimes do have a lot to say about some subjects on occassion and it’s been pointed out to me a few times by different people to post them to a blog. So I guess here it is. The layout needs work and I need to do some research on typical plugins and protection for it. Any advice here is welcome. I’ll try to categorize posts based on topics so people aggragating won’t get garbage like this first post. I think for the most part i’ll be writing about Ubuntu, it’s community, Linux and OSS in general. There will be a good portion of rants since that’s mostly when I have a lot to say.

Ok, guess that’s it for now. Think i’ll try an idea I just came up with and see how well it works out…

Todays accomplishments


transplanted several servers from one location to another. Slightly more machines than I had planned and took all day as opposed to a few hours like I originally thought. No biggie.

Went back to work for 11pm to move the rest of the machines which don’t play well with customer experience during the day. With Sara’s help we blew through this in 20 minutes.

Home/side work:

Handed off 2 finished laptops

Scheduled 1 customer for tomorrow

Another coming at some point this week that I forgot.

Sara made her first housecall for me to add a laptop to a wireless router. She did have to call me but after telling her to look for wireless on the router page a few times, she finally got it.

Upgrading a mod to an old xbox I did years ago. Still amazed at what these old machines can do and that some things are still being developed for them in the homebrew community.

Made my first blog post