Archive for November, 2006

Home sick

So I caught something that makes me feel like my head is attached lopsided, and my right ear is about to explode.

It’s not any fun, I tell you.

At work yesterday, I barely managed to get through the day, and I’m at home now,and I’m working on paperwork for the office.

If you feel this bad and you’re a horse, they shoot you.

Boy, I sure am glad I’m not a horse.

Blog, rolling and more…

So now that I have this new blog, and I’ve chosen a nice simple, clean theme and adapted it to my tastes (so far), it’s time to get down with the nitty gritty of getting the “real” content in.

I’m looking for a good WordPress-compatible image/gallery plugin, one that will actually work. I’m open to any kind of PHP-based gallery, as long as there’s a decent plugin for WordPress 2.0. Any ideas, anyone?

So now I have the option to place pretty much any links I want on my site, and the social conundrum of a “blogroll“, I am going to add some links to anyone with a blog/LJ/site to rant/whatever. Drop a link if you want one posted. I’ll always appreciate a link back. (Tricky part about LJ’s – any friends-locked posts will not show at all.)
The lovely Silvia has asked why Bill Gates has never done any kind of “The Apprentice” TV show. All speculations are welcome.

YouTube is pretty fast these days….

So at the end of my last post I sent along an embeddded object of Michael Richards on stage at the Laugh Factory. YouTube removed it since yesterday due to the request of CBS, some sort of strange reason, etc.

Then I keep looking for somewhere else that this might be available and come up with this. They claim to have “obtained exclusive video” of this.
However, when you go to their site and try to watch it, you get:

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Now, if I claimed to have exclusivity on somehting, I’d have a system in place that could provide a little more feedback than that.

New blogging capabilities

So I have this new blog, y’see?

And when I post, it get placed nicely at the top of my posts – just like in the past.

But now I have more abilities, capabilities, and when I post, it fires my post over to my LJ as well.

So go ahead and update your bookmarks/favorites/blogrolls/binary address files with my new address: [www.miketheman.net](http://www.miketheman.net).

I expect to be a little more active soon, as now that I have a proper blog.

Also, here’s a nice little clip of our dear Michael Richards, aka Cosmo Kramer of Seinfeld infamy, losing his mind. (more…)

Hello, world!

Hello everyone.

This is just a nice test post where I can view how things look on other views/platforms, etc.

I have set up a site that hosts my blog via http://wordpress.org/ and it’s kind of nice.

Every post there will automatically update my LJ, so you’ll never be out of touch. Commenting is done over there, so that’s a little different.

Wish me luck!

Come to the Dark Side….

Or is it “into the light!”
Depending on your perspective, of course.

Yesterday I decided I was going to go down the path of the “righteous”.
I was reading about Windows Vista and it’s release delays and the new features and the latest “to protect your rights” DRM crap.
I read about pricing models – how they are now increasingly difficult to understand.
i read about Office 2007 and how that is becoming the basis for life everywhere and you can’t live without it.

And then I said to myself – I’m going to try an alternative.

For sooooo many years the home computer market has been awash with a single operating system (I’m not counting MAC’s as they are proprietary hardware and REALLY expensive) that could be installed on an i386 chip architecture (for the uninitiated – “Pentium”).

But now, the dawning of a new age has arrived, bringing with it a wide variety of full-featured operating systems, and all absolutely 100% at no cost.
Spend as much as you want getting custom hardware to tweak your system out – just make sure it’s Linux compatible.

So yes, I have installed Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft on my main desktop machine here at home.
It took a while, and is still incomplete.

For your average desktop user, who uses Internet (Web & Email), office-style apps and a few kinds of games, this OS is perfect. It runs well on really low-end hardware and I’m running it on a much more than low-end. :)

I think that this is slowly becoming one of the more user-friendly operating systems, and I must say that although I absolutely love sticking it to “Big M$”, it’s nice to not have to.

Let me know if you’re interested in more details.