Thursday, May 29, 2008

Things I find here and there

"In my own life, I am now looking back, and I can tell you that there's a wonderful moment that comes when you realize, 'I'm not striving for anything.'
"What I'm doing now is not a means of achieving something later. After a certain age, there's not a future, and suddenly the present becomes rich and it becomes a thing in itself which you are now experiencing." Joseph Campbell

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Justin Has Gone Home

Sadly our grandson has returned to his fathers home in Calgary. We will miss him deeply and hope to see him return here for the summer.

Little Dome

Well We all (pilots) gathered for what we thought was going to be a great day for flying and it was a flop. You just never know what the weather is going to do. In the end three of us got off. And I had my second high flight. The air was very active but manageable. We all got down safe. Can't wait to go again.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Puppy Linux 4.0 "Dingo"

It's confirmed. This little Distro has to be the most fun I have ever had with Linux. It has booted on anything I have ever tried it on. My latest is installing it to a 1 gig SD card. It is extremely fast and the latest incarnation is under 90 megs. This includes the OS and all the basic software to get going. And if your looking for something a bit flashier. There are a multitude of variants. I just loaded a Version call "Fire Hydrant" There are four variations. The one I chose was about 200 megs complete with Java and Flash. It looks great and performed very well. If speed is your thing then try a version of Puppy Linux. The OS runs from ram, if you have over 128meg. And it flies. Also give Teenpup 2008 a look. It has everything but the kitchen sink and weighs in around 500megs.

Gallbladders and Grandsons

Just sitting here with an aching bellybutton. I had my gallbladder out last Mon. and I think I have and infection. Bell is getting very sore and red around the button. Off to the Dr. tomorrow. But Just have a few minutes to let you know we have our Grandson living with us. Justin arrived last week and we have been getting settled in together. He arrived under some difficult circumstances but we are going to try to help him find his way.