Archive for April, 2010

Distro hopping is becoming old hat for me.

April 25, 2010

I don’t know if it’s me these days, but does it feel sort of boring trying out the latest releases? In the last two weeks, I’ve tried out Lucid RC, PCLOS 2010, PCLOS-G 2010 and it all just strikes me as more of the same ‘ol same ‘ol….No new programs, no new gizmos to play with, the same looks and feels.

It seems like we’ve lost our imagination somewhere along the way, and it’s not just Linux; look at new cars, clothing, remakes of movies and the list goes on. Is what I’m asking for just too much, that is, can’t we come out with something exciting and inovative?

A strange thing happened to me this morning…

April 16, 2010

I went to use scribus this morning for a sign on my fruit packing plant I’m building for the train layout. Funny thing was, it wasn’t on the menu…I know it was installed, but it wasn’t there after I installed it. It has to be a glitch somewhere as it will run from the terminal.

It's my turn to take a break…

April 16, 2010

I just got home a little while ago and after a nap, I’m going to take Emily to the pool…I’m so tired and stressed today, that I thought a swim might do me good before dinner.

Getting back to business

April 15, 2010

I can’t believe its been a few months since I had a qualitative posting…life can throw you curves that way. School, work, and family life have taken precedence over my blog, but I’m going to try and make a habit of getting something on here more often from now on.

Work has been my biggest concern lately. The company that I work for announced a month ago that they’re ceasing operations in Lake Havasu within 6 months and moving the work to Las Vegas, which has me beating the streets filling out applications and handing out resumes again. It seems like I just got settled in my job, and I’m out looking for another one…sometimes I feel like Jobe!

My Linux time is very limited as well. I’ve been playing around with animating my desktop in Hardy, which I posted about on LhX this morning, and I’ve checked out Ubuntu 10.04 Beta2 the other day…I don’t like the placement of the window buttons on the left side…why did they do that?; just to throw everyone a curve ball?

My train time has gone by the wayside until school is over…I uncover it for a few minutes every other day to make sure its still there and then quickly cover it up again. I did find another Bachmann F unit on Ebay for $15.00, which was a great deal…5 minutes of fixing and it was good as new.

Well, now you’re up to date with what’s happening in my neck of the woods…what’s new with you?