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Alive and kicking

Just some quick notes to let all of you know I’m still alive and kicking, and what I’m up to.

Part 2 of the Fedora Core 3 Walkthrough series will be posted in the next couple of days. This was delayed because the laptop I was using to create it suffered a dead hard drive. I just got the laptop back up and running last night on a new drive, so once I get some backups restored I’ll finish up part 2. I’m also picking up some new hardware for this box and will be installing it this weekend. Look for a brief maintenance window while I get a reasonably sized hard drive and some more RAM installed. That reminds me, I need a new Ethernet patch cord too. Wireless just ain’t as fast as wired.

On the political front, I’ve been trying to get someone to snap pictures at the Bush inauguration, but apparently everyone’s going through checkpoints and no cameras are allowed anywhere near him. The SS is also trying to set up the “free speech zone” a mile away from the inauguration. What’s the point of that? This isn’t about preventing terrorism, it’s preventing free speech and the petitioning the government for a redress of grievances. So I have no idea if we’ll get pictures of D.C. police tear gassing and beating members of the press again… If I do get pictures, they’ll go up in short order.

“Anywhere I’m standing is a free speech zone.” — Michael Badnarik

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As many of you noticed, LiveJournal went down over the weekend. It took them almost two days to get it back up and running. Apparently a contractor doing construction work in the building cut a live power cable and the data center’s second floor (that’s dedicated to LJ) lost all power. I suspect with this and the SixApart merger, there’s going to be a mass exodus of LJ users to real blogs. Any of you who are reading this through my nifty little LJ sync feel free to get hold of me if you want help migrating away from LJ.

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