I’ve been working on installing Ubuntu 8.10 as a dual boot on my Dell PC. I captured some of my notes on the process here: http://coreyganser.com/Technology/Linux_Notes/Migrating_to_Ubuntu_8.10 I’ll be updating it as I continue to configure. My goal is to get moved over to Ubuntu with an XP VM in the next week or so.
From a technical standpoint I have installed Ubuntu as a dual boot on my laptop and got wireless working thanks to Ubuntu’s 8.10 new proprietary drivers that it auto detects. I also installed Wine and am working on migrating applications that run on Windows only to Ubuntu. We’ll see how successful I am.
Looking forward to going back to MN for Christmas. Some of my family I haven’t seen for a year. It will be crazy to see how big the kids have gotten.
My dog of 14 years died tonight. He was living with my parents in MN and his health was declining over the past week. Irish Hoosier Ganser, his official name, was born on October 22, 1994. He was half labrador and half golden retriever. I remember the first day we went to pick him out. Irish’s dad was my Uncle’s dog, so my uncle let me have his choice of the litter. There were about 10 puppies and I called the name Irish and Irish came running over. On the way back home we hit a huge snow storm so when we got home we had to stop at the end of the driveway and I had to carry Irish up to the house. The first night he woke up about 2am and all he wanted to do was play. He was always a hyper dog, but was a great dog. When I went off to college he stayed with my parents and continued to be an awesome watch dog. If a dog or a person was on the edge of my parents property, Irish would bark. He was always good with children and loved jumping into my parents vegetable garden and eating peas. I’m really going to miss him. The last time I saw him was last Christmas, which is hard. Below are some pictures of Irish along with a video. I’ll miss you buddy.
Last weekend Pam’s friends were out here visiting and it was a lot of fun. Pam and I hadn’t had a weekend like it in a while as she has been busy with school. I’m looking forward to winter break and ultimately her graduation so that we can have more time to explore and go to the beach.
We officially started the home purchasing adventure, we put a bid down on a place, we shall see if the sellers accept it. It is exciting as both Pam and I are ready to have our own place. Our landlords have been awesome, but we want to be able to change the house as we see fit, along with not worrying about moving.
Other than that I’ve been keeping up with my RSS feeds and working on backing up my computer as it seems like it is starting to go out. I installed Ubuntu on it as dual boot, so that I can configure it and see if it will work out for what I need.
Otherwise things have been going well.
“If you have a cheap service, then you will get cheap people that will eat up all of your time. If you have an expensive service then you will get an evenly balanced request of your time”
The core issue of the quote above is that people who are always driving for a bargain and pushing to get every penny out of every service have time to pursue it and ergo time to bug you. Someone that has a higher budget typically has better things to do then to try and take advantage of the service/product.
One stipulation that needs to be made is that the above information assumes that the product or service that is being presented has value and isn’t cheap.