Sunday, December 28, 2008 happy

So I just installed DS Linux on my brother's incredibly old free laptop...not extremely difficult, but tough enough that I needed some help. If this were windows, I would still be waiting to talk to someone that would either not be able to help me, or tell me to reboot. The beauty of the *nix community is that they know their stuff, and they are willing to help n00bs like myself. Granted, Linux boxes usually aren't gaming PCs or anything like that...but right now there is an operating system comprising all of <50MB on a decrepit old Thinkpad running a tiny bit of ram and stinky little processor that is quick and productive. Glory hallelujah!!

P.S. Thank you jhsu for your forum post(you are t3h r341 r0xx0r)!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Lately, with the economy the way it is, and the nature of our situation, I've been questioning the validity of professional sports. How can a man that throws a baseball get a deal for millions of dollars simply to entertain. Maybe not everyone can do what he does, but that does not rationalize paying someone $160 million to play a game. As a society, we have our priorities completely out of line. Maybe we could put more emphasis on getting food to those that have none. Since when is it ok to finance entertainment with billions, instead of providing our fellow human beings with enough food to live on. Even worse, there's an industry that comments on our professional sporting entertainment. How messed up is that? I'm not knocking capitalism (just the way we entertain ourselves), but maybe we could focus less on our excess and more on providing basic needs.