Terrible, terrible things

See? I knew this "separate blogs for separate topics" thing would kill Terrible Things. I guess I don't have much going on right now aside from geeking out.

I could tell you all about how excited I was to get our new garbage pick-up schedule today. Or I could tell you about how our old TV broke down, and how someone we know just replaced theirs and gave us their old one but it broke down two weeks later so we had to buy a new one anyway. Or I could tell you about how our washing machine sometimes doesn't drain properly, but if I take the hose and put it down below water-level it does fine. Or I could tell you about my fortuitous timing whereby I happened to buy lamp oil only two days before we had a power outage.

None of those are funny, though.

When something interesting happens I'll be sure to mention it.


Galootix, for geeks

I write entirely too much about geeky stuff. Sorry.

I'm starting another blog specifically about Linux/Ubuntu/FOSS/Security Rants/Retro-Gaming/Opera and all the other stuff I've been going on about here to the exclusion of writing about real life.

Hopefully, spinning off "Galootix" will let me get back to talking about all that interesting stuff I used to write about here (I need sarcasm tags) so I don't bore the 99% of you who don't give a rat's ass about all the computing crap. Insted, I can bore you with stories about bears again. If I come across something that's relevant to a lot of people I'll mention it on both blogs.

Galootix will also allow me a place to jot down little things about Linux and computing in general that wouldn't be worthy of a full-fledged blog entry here (like this). Sort of an open, ramblingly random notebook.

Over the next few days I'll be porting most of my geekier posts over to the new blog. I won't be removing the content from Terrible Things, I'll just be copying it over. Only after the copy job is done will I start adding original content. That way, all two(?) of you who actually care about this stuff won't have to go hunting through posts you've already read to get to the new articles.

Galootix should be ready for new content by Monday so, if you're interested, that's when to start reading. If you plan on using an RSS reader to keep up to date with the blog (and why wouldn't you?) the address for it is http://galootix.blogspot.com/atom.xml.

This may be the beginning of a slow death for both blogs as I never have much to say. Guess we'll see, huh?



Sometimes, just for kicks, I post something here just to trigger iZ's RSS reader. I'm a fiend.


I know a couple of you are running Ubuntu. Are you running it optimally?

Type this at the command line:
     uname -a
If you see a string like "2.6.12-10-386" there, but you're running anything more recent than a Pentium Pro, you could probably do something to make Ubuntu a whole lot zippier. The more up-to-date your processor, the more difference choosing the appropriate kernel will make.

Read this Ubuntu Forums thread to find out how to speed things up fast enough that you can feel it.


It's not fair how Windows gets the press

CNN never talks about Linux!

I am Kong.

What Video Game Character Are You? I am Kong.
I am Kong.
Strong and passionate, I tend to be misunderstood, sometimes even feared. I don't want to fight, I don't want to cause trouble, all I ask is a little love, and a little peace. If I don't get what I want, I get angry, and throw barrels and flaming oil at whatever's stopping me.


Blog Attrition

I remember being so happy to add to the blogroll over there. Some blogs have been abandoned or erased, though. Others are moving targets, changing addresses too often to keep up with. So I'm editing the list. :(

Sadly removed blogs:Yeah, I know about the Worth Comic blogs. I'll link to 'em all in a post some day.

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