This poem by Derrick Brown struck me solid today. Not that I’m depressed, but that I’m not. I’d cheerily add “before I started running” to the list.
a year from now
where you say,
I can’t believe I was going to kill myself before I etcetera’d…
before I went skinny dipping in Tennessee,
made my own IPA,
tried out for a game show,
rode a camel drunk,
learned to waltz with clumsy old people,
photographed electric jellyfish,
built a sailboat from trash,
taught someone how to read,
etc. etc. etc.”
The red washing
down the bathtub
can’t change the color of the sea
Seeing as I’m always looking for something new to try with Linux I recently decided to have a go at installing and setting up Mutt on my Ubuntu 12.04 headless server. My thought process as to why I chose a text-based email client went something like this:
I wanted something secure
I wanted to get away from web-based applications (read: Gmail)
I still wanted to be able to view my email from work or from the road
Sitting for my first Microsoft exam on February 2nd: the 70-680. Sometimes I wonder why I’m doing these exams. Is it to learn more? Sure. Is it to “better myself as a person and contribute to society?” Yeah, why not; we’ll throw that in there too. But I’m sitting here, finishing the prep for yet another certification exam I can’t help but get a bit introspective and question my own motives. Is it money? Skill? Bragging rights? Hell, I don’t know. Yes, no, who cares? I’m half-convinced that I’m doing this just to prove to myself and everyone else that I can.
Update 3/11/13: I wanted to update here that I did, in fact, pass this exam. It was substantially harder than any of the CompTIA exams.
Money is tight for the Gray family, as it is for a great many families right now. I wanted to find a way to cut the monthly bills down to a minimum. I’m also a geek with a huge appetite for tinkering and doing things myself. So in a move that satisfies both desires we’ve finally made the move to cut the cable… cable TV, that is. Here’s how it went down:
Linus Torvalds gives us a glimpse into his thoughts on the recent release of Steam for Linux. It’s still in Beta at this point and I’m hoping it will stay in active development because I’m greatly enjoying gaming on my Ubuntu desktop.
Fast forward to 45:23 to get to the part regarding Linux and Steam.