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"One man's trash..."

Posted on 2007.04.25 at 22:34
Current Location: 63114
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People like my garbage. Often, when I'm getting rid of electronics & such, I set them gently aside where the trash is picked up in case anyone wants it. In the morning, the item is usually gone. Sometimes multiple items. Its a scheme which works well in this neighborhood. Yesterday, for example, I set out two VCR's. Both of them in perfect working order. Unfortunately, that wasn't good enough this time. We found that ALL OUR TRASH had been ripped opened on the side of the road and gone through, leaving us a mess to clean up and rebag. Nice. I really do hate people.


Just missed prog_guy69 during his trip back. He thought he was coming down I-70 but ended up on I-44 :( We had a little chit-chat and with the worsening weather we said our hello's and goodbye's over the phone and they continued ahead of the storm. I'm behind him in two days and I feel certain we'll catch up then. Safe trip C!

galinda822 took three days of vacation this week so...it was really nice hanging out with her these past couple of days as we prepared the house for moving and went about our routine. Thank you! I'll see her one last time tomorrow night then *poof* I'm gone...

Parallels Update:

Finally got kubuntu 7.0.4 alternate to load & launch under Parallels Workstation by lowering the available RAM from 768MB to 512MB (The Jayson was right after all) and by pretending I was installing & launching Solaris 9. Weird, but true. So far the full-screen mode is flawless, but its not very quick. I've been turning off all the bells and whistles of KDE though, to keep the overhead down. Its an amazing thing - linux, without a reboot. Nice! (if I can ever get it to work). Networking is dodgy at best right now, sometimes working, sometimes not, and I cannot get it to see my USB drive or iPod yet. One of the main reasons for having a running verion of linux via Parallels is for Amarok to play my iPod at work! Well, that and X for work apps. Grrrrr.

Scratch that. I moved from Parallels to VMware Workstation and got kubuntu 7.0.4 up and running in under 15 minutes. Networking works flawlessly. They say Parallels is a godsend for OSX. Perhaps, but it just doesn't hold a candle to VMware under Windows. Plus, I was able to install and run with 768MB of RAM. Snappy too, runs with a quickness. I'm very happy with this combination. Now if I could only get the USB devices to be recognised...


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 05:56 (UTC) (Link)
The Great ehowton just said that a Windoze box is better then a Linux box. Today will be a dark day in History indeed.
ehowton at 2007-04-26 06:12 (UTC) (Link)
I don't think so, Tim.

Parallels runs better under OSX than it does on Windows. VMware, however, runs better on Windows than Parallels does. To date, that's all I know.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 13:13 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for that clarification. I was afraid from what you said that there were dark days ahead of us.
ehowton at 2007-04-26 14:20 (UTC) (Link)
Dark days are always behind us. Never ahead.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 14:44 (UTC) (Link)
Do you remember the Sieria game Lords of the Realm II?
ehowton at 2007-04-26 14:50 (UTC) (Link)
If I'm not mistaken, leonardii introduced me to that game and we played it for hours on end.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 14:52 (UTC) (Link)
In the opening video, upon realizing that the king was dead and he had to fight for the crown, the Barron says, "There will be dark days ahead."
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 13:20 (UTC) (Link)
I hate people. I loathe those who act like dogs.
ehowton at 2007-04-26 14:21 (UTC) (Link)
Fscking animals!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 14:43 (UTC) (Link)
It's stories like these that lend credibility to Darwin's theory.
drax0r at 2007-04-26 17:29 (UTC) (Link)
Darwin's theory is quite well established and doesn't need stories like these to lend it credibility.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
That's one train of thought.
drax0r at 2007-04-26 18:49 (UTC) (Link)
Yes. In exactly the same way that the prevailing theories describing gravity are well-established and don't don't need further credibility.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
Darwin's theory is in its infancy as far as history is concerned and has a hard time fitting the facts. Ergo, It's stories like these that lend credibility to Darwin's theory.
drax0r at 2007-04-26 18:54 (UTC) (Link)
A parallel: Eric posts a story about how he slipped on the ice and busted his ass.

You post: It's stories like these that lend credibility to Newton's theory.
ehowton at 2007-04-26 18:58 (UTC) (Link)
And we all know how funny Eric thinks it is when the fat guy falls on his ass.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 19:22 (UTC) (Link)
It's not funny. It's damned hillarious!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-04-26 19:21 (UTC) (Link)
If Eric posted a story about how he slipped on the ice and busted his ass (ignoring that busted is a colloquial term), I'd laugh mine off.
drax0r at 2007-04-26 17:05 (UTC) (Link)
People like my garbage.

I can totally relate to this. The vultures in my neighborhood have had a big month. I've thrown away televisions, cd changers, tables, and all manner of assorted computer components. The scrap metal collectors have been particularly happy with me as I've thrown away a couple of those old blue telecom racks.

A couple of weeks ago I had a curb full of crap that had been picked over including, like you, bags of regular trash torn open or untied and left to spill in the streets.

The trash collectors technically aren't supposed to pick up loose bags of trash but they usually do it without complaint if its tidy. This time they had no intention of picking up the shit strewn around as a result of the scavengers. I don't blame them.

They say Parallels is a godsend for OSX.

I'm pretty fond of VMware Fusion. Its still beta, but it seems to work quite well.
ehowton at 2007-04-26 19:29 (UTC) (Link)
Unfortunately, I have no reason to run virtualization on my mac.
photogoot at 2007-04-26 21:52 (UTC) (Link)
People who pick through my trash, let alone leave it in worse shape than they found it, make me angry!
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