What a day!

Well, it’s been a damned nice day, at that.
Well, once you get past last night, that is.
Imagine, going to sleep with the most terrible headaches, and waking up in the middle of the night with seizure-like uncontrollable sneezes. After I got that quieted down, and took to my bed, I woke up around 9 this morning.
So I called in, told them I was sitting the day out, and that I probably wouldn’t even head out in this weather to a doctor, as it would do far worse than good.
After that, I spent a luxuriating day of lounging around watching a ton of British Accents.
Oh yes, finally got around to finishing “The Importance of Being Earnest” starring Rupert Evrett and Colin Firth. Ah, the subtleties of comedic repartee are all thanks to Oscar Wilde.
After that, it was more or less just letting the rest of “Horatio Hornblower” captivate the rest of my day.
So now, I sit back, a slightly healthier version of myself, and plan to enjoy the few hours left to this wonderfully supplied — well, not a vacation, per se, but– extra day of rest.
I hope you receive the rest you need as well!

It’s been a long time…

… since I’ve sat down to seriously write.
I don’t know why, but maybe it’s because I no longer have the leisure that I used to at work, now that I have oh-so-much-more work to do (somewhat voluntarily 🙁 ).
Now I’m home, after a decidedly odd weekend, with this damned cold that won’t leave me!
Leave, cold! Go away! Yer nae welcome ’round thi’ boddie!
See? Now it has me speaking in tongues again. And why would I speak in tongues, anyways? I’m a habitual vegetarian, after all…..
In any case, I just finished a whole lot of garlic soup (courtesy of mother, delivered by father) and I should get some sleep before work tomorrow.
G’night, universe.
(as if it cares…)

Only becuase it really fit this time around:

I would serve the Airforce!
The Airforce! The IDF Airforce is known as the best
Airforce in the world (if you didn’t know, you
do now), and as a soldier serving it, you are
skilled at everything you do, disciplined and
are the best of the bests. Go you.

Which force of Israel Defence Forces would you serve?!
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Spent three interesting years there.
Highly suggested!

I’m finally succumbing…

… to the evils of Linux.
I just spent a long few hours in reading up on differences, advantages and disadvantages to the systems available.
I also scoped out some articles on DesktopLinux.com where there’s an in-depth review of a Debian-based distribution called “SimplyMEPIS“. From what I’ve read, it seems to be somewhat decent.

I’m willing to sacrifice my good ol’ Toshiba Satellite 4030CDT to the cause.
This laptop has gone through some serious trouble over time. Let’s see….
It’s been lugged around the world, clocking over 600km travel distance a month. Sometimes even more, if overseas was involved. It accompanied me during the Air Force, and actually assisted in doing tons of dictation recording and helped me put a few Warrant Officers through business school (made MY life a whole lot easier).
The screen hinges died at some point. Local service wanted a few hundred sheqs to replace them. I ordered replacements on the web for 12 bucks. While I was at it, I also ordered a new power supply, after the old one melted during a good StarCraft Lan party game with and another friend, way back when.
I also replaced the dinky 4.3GB drive with a whopping 30GB, added another 64MB ram to total 128MB, and replaced the CD-Rom drive, when it funkified, as well as the battery, which is no longer that great anymore. I also swapped out the keyboard once, when it had died and gone to a better place.
I’ll be the first to say that it may not be a spectacular laptop, but it’s been a damn good mule, and a good sport to boot about all this.

So, anyways, I figure if I install SimplyMEPIS on it, and then toss XPde on top of it, I should be OK for a while. While I’m at it, I’ll probably use a prog sent me to, called “Synergy” which allows for some cool computer interfacing.
If anyone has any comments/advice/ideas/whatever, let me know.
Long live the free software! (not necessarily Open source! 😉 )