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Posted on 2006.11.10 at 16:16
Current Location: 63114
Current Music: Those 12 CD's I got from the library
I am so going to once and for all ban Windows Operating Systems from my house. I've had it. I am fed up. I don't need it, I don't require it, I don't friggin' WANT IT! My uber-XP box is going to be the perfect home for my wife's new Ubuntu Desktop box. Yes, many of you remember when I tried to get her on FreeBSD, but this will be different. This will be better. This will be...magnificent! I'm hoping to have this accomplished this weekend. I'm just so very tired of having applications halt the O/S and all the maintenance required just to run Windows! Daily I run Spybot/Ad-Adaware/Virus Scans/Pest Patrol/X-Soft/Defrag...and for what? So I can run them again the next day? I don't have time for this. She's going to LOVE Ubuntu, don't you think?

My case of Cholula Seasoning came in. In a brilliant move of self-preservation, I ordered the 'Original' just in case something happened with my order, which it did. I rec'd a case of Original. Called the 1-800 number and spoke to the supervisor, he remembered me and apologized for sending me the wrong order and will follow-up with one each of the other flavors Monday. Good customer service isn't dead.

It's not what you drive, it's how you drive, and I can prove it. For the last couple of years I've been saddled with an anemic Cavalier and though the trade in horsepower for MPG wasn't noticeable enough to make me ever want to drive another 4-cylinder engine, I've done pretty good in it. I generally out-accelerate and out-maneuver every other car on the road. How is this possible you ask yourself? I asked myself the same question, and this is what I've discovered:

  1. I knew someone who had a 5.9 liter (360 cid) R/T who never would drive above 3000 rpm.

  2. I saw a lady in a massive SUV stop on a busy road to avoid driving over a plastic bag half-filled with leaves which had rolled into the street. (I burst right over it when she finally changed lanes and it exploded out from behind the car in a fantastic display of autumn).

  3. I see people slow to 45mph in a 60mph zone when they see a cop parked on the side of the street.


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-11 12:17 (UTC) (Link)
1. They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards you hear satanic messages. That's nothing, if you play it forwards it installs Windows.

The only distro of Linux I'm familiar with is Red Hat, but I hear Ubuntu is great for beginners. I should try it when things settle down.

2. He's sending you a case of each, or just one case that will have your different flavors?

3. My Suzuki Reno is a 4 cylinder albeit a 5 speed. I've passed vehicles that I shouldn't have. In fact, I've had it over 100 mph on the interstate. Of course, part of the reason I can pass all of these vehicles is that I can control when I shift, ergo more power. Also, my car like to change around 3100 or so, but I can get away with letting it go up to 4000.

People who drive big SUV's like that and then swerve over a fucking bag...I mean come on, that's what everyone was bitching about with American Beauty, It's just a bag! LOL
ehowton at 2006-11-11 12:44 (UTC) (Link)
I hear Ubuntu is great for beginners.
It's equally as great for us old-skool unix types.

He's sending you a case of each, or just one case that will have your different flavors?
Neither. He's sending on bottle of each.

I can control when I shift...
If I had 350 horsepower, 10" vented brakes and a six-speed I'd be in pretty good shape too with that Cav. As it is, I'd settle for a stick.

It's just a bag! LOL
I don't get it.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-12 06:27 (UTC) (Link)
1. I didn't know that.

2. oh.

3. Did you see American Beauty?
ehowton at 2006-11-12 15:12 (UTC) (Link)
I saw American Beauty. I don't understand how running a bag of leaves over with an SUV has anything to do with it.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-12 15:16 (UTC) (Link)
Remember the bag scene?

...and this bag was dancing with me like a little kid just begging me to play with it...

Then everyone started bitching that it was just a bag. Get it now? What did SUV woman swerve to avoid? It was just a bag of leaves! She was scared that a bag of leaves was going to ruin her car!
leonardii at 2006-11-13 05:00 (UTC) (Link)
I'm of the same school, my friend. My next purchase - a high power MAC. The remaining beasts in my home will quickly be converted to Linux.
I'm sick of the dog slowwness of the performances of my XPS PIV 4.1 GGz laptop that behaves like a PII with memory issues. It's a dinosaur in my book and it will thus be treated accordingly!

Yes - it's official - I am leaving the PC ranks for good!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-11-13 08:47 (UTC) (Link)
Good man! Good man.
leonardii at 2006-11-13 18:51 (UTC) (Link)
Viva l'Mac!!
Viva l'Linux!!

Down with Windoze and it's evil empire!
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