Saturday, October 28, 2006

To Colorado

Ok, I'm going to update this post as my journey progresses.
  • 4:00 AM
    • Got up, got dressed, ate breakfast.
  • 5:00 AM
    • Took a taxi to Bradley airport in Hartford. A little bit early, but I didnt' know how long the lines would be at the airport.
  • 5:30 AM
    • Arrived at the airport, tipped the driver, and got my tickets.
  • 5:30-6:00 AM
    • Stood in line for security.
  • 6:00 AM
    • Took off my shoes, emptied my pockets, and made sure I didn't have any fluids, gels, or silly putty. LITTLE DO THEY KNOW I HAVE CHAPSTICK!!! BWAH HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
  • 6:00-7:00 AM
    • Hung out at the terminal, getting Kubuntu 6.10 to work properly and IMed my dad. Also, started overly detailed and uninteresting blog post regarding the trip itself.
    • Ok, time for me to board. Incommunicado!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Kubuntu 6.10

DO NOT INSTALL IT. It SUCKS. A whole bunch of stuff won't work on my laptop, and my desktop won't even start up!

Update: Ok, now my desktop boots. NO THANKS TO KUBUNTU 6.10.... it's just because I cynically back up my xorg.conf every time it works because (K)Ubuntu likes to shit in it.

UPDATE: I am not the only one. However, it's apparently fine if you're installing from scratch, not upgrading.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

We got some spinners for your elbow, dawg!

Ok, remember the Open Prosthetics Project?
I kid you not. A great quote from their site:
Adam is interested in pushing the bounds of prostheses, and working with someone who wanted something unusual, maybe a prosthesis that “receives and displays text messages from friends, plays mp3s and videos or perhaps acts as a flamethrower.” We liked the flamethrower. Then we could go to Burning Man without having to do any more dressing up.
Or here's another good one:
your dream of having an arm with a built-in impact wrench (besides your buddy who says “that’s the worst idea I ever heard”)