Archive for December, 2007

Leave Your Jacket in the Car!

December 17th, 2007

First off, I live in New Hampshire. We have more then 12″ of snow on the ground and the high today is expected to be 25 degrees Fahrenheit. My recommendation to you is to leave you jacket in the car. Always.

Lets look at the facts. Your home is warm, you car is warm (or will be in a minute) and your destination is likely to be warm. So why are you wearing a jacket? How long does it take you to get from the door to the car? Lets be generous and call it 30 seconds. So, when you are ready to leave you put on a jacket, hat, gloves, and boots and dash outside and jump into your car. How long did it take you to put all that stuff on? 5 minutes?

Now, you are covered from head to toe in 15 pounds of clothes and can barely move. You start up your car, crank up the heat and in a minute or so your car is toasty warm and you are bundled up like a Eskimo headed out for a night of sub-zero hunting.

Blog Downtime

December 17th, 2007

Had a bit of downtime this past week. It was totally my fault. As you may know from reading the Server Configuration Page, I run this webserver as a VM using VMWare‘s VMWare Server. Long story short, they released a beta of the next version of VMWare Server, VMWare Server 2.0, and I just had the try it out.

As of right now the software is working great. I screwed up the uninstall/install process of the software which caused me some unneeded headache but once I sorted out my mistake and got things rolling I’ve been pretty happy with it. I was a bit lost at first but once I realized all of the management had moved to a web interface I was able to sort out how to use it. It looks like the overall functionality has stayed more or less the same but the way you control it is much improved. It’s nice to only need a web browser instead of me having to VNC into the host server and control it there. That’s important because now I can have the VM host be an even more basic installation without a GUI. I can install the software from the command line and then control it via the web browser which leaves more server time for the VMs. Right.. well, this has been boring enough eh?

‘Tis the Christmas Season

December 11th, 2007

Thats right, I said it. I celebrate Christmas and I’m not afraid to say it! It doesn’t bother me that you might celebrate something else or nothing at all. If you are Jewish then please wish me a happy Hanukkah, I promise not to be offended. This current atmosphere or being insanely politically correct is, in fact, crazy.

I consider myself to be a reasonably intelligent person, even if I do say so myself, and I am able to cope with the notion that you might have a different set of beliefs then I do. What is the goal of these people who get so worked up over Christian or Jewish or whatever else references? Do they want to pretend publicly that they celebrating nothing and believe in nothing? Are these people so self centered that they can’t even entertain the thought that there are people out their that believe in something different? Do these people want to look around and see only symbols of their beliefs and no one else’s? Is that point? Is this the angry Atheists getting all worked up for fun again?