Too nice outside to blog

Linux for the GNU South — it’s coming up so attend if you can.

Make no mistake: There’s a lot out there to write about, obviously — The OpenOffice.org handoff to Apache, the trials and tribulations of desktop environments and their continual dumbing-down for the dumbest of us, and other stuff. I’ll get to that later, as well as those in Santa Cruz getting a treat later this month with networking professor Rick Graziani from Cabrillo College taking time from the surf — the real surf, with a surfboard as opposed to a motherboard — to explain IPv6 to us.

I still have a few scripts and assorted code, with the Python book close at hand, which will someday be a Facebook app called “Lifeville” — it tells you that you’re spending too much time on the computer, gives you two minutes to save what you’re doing, signs you out of Facebook and then a minute later (just in case you forgot something) shuts down your computer — but not before giving you a message: “Do you use your powers for good or for awesome?” That last quote comes from Fedora Ambassador mentor and all-around good guy, the soon-to-be Rev. Scott Williams.

So despite the weather being quite screwy — even here, at least until today — if you look out your window and see it’s a nice day and the only thing you’re doing right now is reading this blog or being involved in some other frivilous digital endeavor (wait, let me rephrase that . . . .), shut down your computer and get outside.

I’ll make you a deal: If you are lucky enough to have a nice day and you have the time to go outside, I promise to blog later on regaring the items above. I’d do it now, but the day here is too nice.

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  1. Colonel Panik
    June 7, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Good blog Free Software Guy, very good.
    Went out and played with the plants in the front yard.
    Went to the backyard and attended to the garden.
    Ripping out the walls in the bathroom, waiting for
    the shower pan to be delivered. I get to spend time
    outside taking the pieces of wall to the dumpster.

    High 90s here today w/20-30 mph breeze. Nice.
    Windows are open and the fans are turning.

    Computers? Not as a lifestyle, eh?

    We all should be doing something with dirt. Plant
    a tomato. You apartment dwellers can get one of
    those container tomatoes. Grow something, eh?

  2. vwbusguy
    June 7, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I appreciate the shout out and the quote, but need to make two qualifications. First, that’s actually a quote I borrows from Strong Bad:

    http://homestarrunner.com/sbemail1.html

    Secondly, I’m no Rev. ;-).

    • June 7, 2011 at 11:29 am

      Ah. To clarify, Scott is studying theology at a seminary, but is pursuing an academic, and not a pastoral, route. Sorry, Scott.

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