March 31st, 2005
The ongoing saga of the roasted winxp installation:
Ran out to microcenter and got a USB2.0 3.5" external case (that happened to come with a 160gb hard drive, so I upgraded mine in the process), came home and popped my drive in there. Plugged 'er in to my ibook, and pulled all the data off.
Then put the new drive in my desktop, installed XP on it (going dual boot with Linux, but XP needs to go on first or it throws a shit-fit), did the millions of updates (6 reboots worth of updates?? you're kidding me...) that windows needs to run smoothly, while I downloaded and burned Fedora Core3 with my iBook.
Which is where I'm at now.
being at work, i can't do much more. ;o)
and today's my last day at this job! yay! can't wait to start zie new one tomorrow.
so there's this class/workshop...
Damascus Steel and Mokume
Construct beautifully patterned metals from iron and steel, silver and copper and other non-ferrous metals. These patterned metals can add drama and beauty to a variety of metal working projects, including jewelry applications and cutlery. Learn various techniques for producing interesting patterned married metals in the traditions of the Japanese, the Turkish and others.
It starts on my birthday. That's a sign that I should do it, right?
Daymn I miss blacksmithing.
Ok, teaching creationism in schools. I'm pretty sure you can all guess where I stand on this argument.
Article on a town divided by this strife is here.
The best quote from the article, from a pastor, is this one.
"Christians are a lot more bold under Bush's leadership, he speaks what a lot of us believe," said Mummert.
"We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture," he said, adding that the school board's declaration is just a first step.
Yes, you're absolutely right. You're being attacked by the intelligent and edumacated segment of America.
DOESN'T THAT FUCKING TELL YOU SOMETHING?
(mostly sincere apologies to anyone religious reading this.)
All my physical objects here are now backpacked, now I have an hour and a half to get all my data off this machine and then split this joint for good.
*sings a happy little song*