Ok, blog titles like this will not be sustainable, though I’ll mark the passage of time somehow. I haven’t used Microsoft Windows in any way since March 11, though it’s interesting to watch various people fight to save Windows XP. Then there’s the whole fuss Gartner raised about how Windows is collapsing under its own weight. Not an issue in my house, not anymore.
When Ubuntu 8.04 comes out I plan to go into the Windows partition and delete 10 or 20 Gb of files so I can repartition and play with the new distro in a triple boot situation. I only do that sort of thing when I know I don’t have to travel with the machine for three or four days.
I never do electrical, plumbing, or operating system work within 24 hours of going on a trip.
This is a vacation week for me, which means I am only taking one business trip in the middle of it. I’m heading out this afternoon to San Jose, California, to speak at an intellectual property conference tomorrow, and then home on a red-eye tomorrow night. Weather permitting, I plan to spend Friday through Sunday working outdoors. The weather here will be gorgeous through Friday, and I’ll cross my fingers that the rain will hold off until at least late Sunday.
We were to do an additional college visit this week but my daughter Katie finalized her choice of university, so we saved some additional vacation days at home. My son is thrilled that he won’t have to visit one more school, and we have five or six years before it is his turn.