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Shingles Shingles Everywhere

Look at all those shinglesLook at what fun we had.  For those of you that can't tell, here's the list of layers.

  •  Red  rolled shingles (tarred down of course)
  • White shingles
  • Green shingles
  • White shingles (they must have really liked the white ones)
  • Tar paper
  • Black  shingles
  • Dark gray shingles

My question is this, "At what point do you think to yourself that another layer of shingles is a good idea?"

What was even funnier to me was that they had to patch a spot on the back, so they cut down to the right depth and then added a 1/2" piece of plywood to bring the shingles up to the same level!

Later,

Joe

I Was On LugRadio!

I got permission from the great guys at LugRadio to post a portion of an episode in which they read one of my e-mails. I wrote in discussing wine vs. libwine. Listen to it if you want to know what I said.

Note: You don't have permission to reedit this file. You'll need to ask the LugRadio guys for permission to edit either this one or the original one.

New Toy

I just got a Dell e1505 laptop in the last month. Here's a list of some of the features:

  • Core Duo T2500
  • 1 gig of RAM
  • 120 GB HDD
  • 15" 1680×1050 screen
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7400
  • 80 WHr battery and 53 WHr battery

It came with Windows XP Media Center Edition. I played with it for all of a day or so. Then I got down to business and replaced it with Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Dapper. Now it was loving me. I'm thinking about getting the VMWare Workstation and putting XP in that along w/ Edgy. (Yes, I know VMWare Player is free).

I've gotten Prey to run on it under Cedega (was WineX). That game is pretty cool. Lots of fun with physics and gravity.

Next toy on the list: Nokia 770, though I might wait and ask for it for Christmas.

Back From Seattle

I was in Seattle last week dealing with some Korry stuff for the Boeing 787 aircraft. We got some new hardware, and we got it to communicate with a PC over RS-422, RS-232, and Ethernet/FTP. Now we just need to connect it to another piece of hardware using A664.

I got to see some old friends from when I was living in the Seattle area. That was fun.

I did get a 1st class ticket back. It was interesting seeing the difference in how one is treated between the 1st class and coach. I actually got a meal and talked to the flight attendant multiple times!

That’s pretty much it. Until next time.

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