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In Oregon

2005-12-18 15:53:50.306324+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Greetings from the slopes of Mount Hood, where the sledding is good, and the beavers cavort in the ice laced streams. I'm staying with at the house of my sister and her husband (and their new son) just off of Hawthorne Ave in Portland Oregon, a funky little neighborhood with lots of vintage clothing stores, a place called "Smoking Glass" advertising "functional glassware" (and a few other head shops). Having a good visit with them, my parents, and a few hours with an 80 some-odd year old cousin some number removed who lives in a cabin up in the aforementioned foothills and who, despite knee surgery and advanced age and two canes managed to lead us down an icy snow-covered deer trail that I'd have not followed. I wanna be like her when I get old.

Oh, and here's the obligatory "blue screen" on the check-in kiosk, if you trust your IT needs to Microsoft[Wiki] this is the sort of image you're projecting to your customers. Can your business afford this?

Net connection courtesy of "Coffee People", on Hawthorne Ave.

[ related topics: Drugs Microsoft Health moron Consumerism and advertising Clothing ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-12-18 16:35:27.537757+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Something tells me that as you now work in a Mac and Linux centric environment: "The gloves have come off" regarding MicroCrap. As Apple/Mac moves to Intel, it may really show off how many of those issues are the operating system, not the hardware.

I'm installing Fedora Core 4 on a shiny new Intel Dual-CPU Server, Centos4 did not have drivers for the fancy new SATA controller, and I did not feel like munging them in on install (I've gotten Lazy!). FC4's been amazing stable in some high load production environments, not seen a core dump or blue screen yet.

Nice pics, the ice ringed rocks is my desktop for a while, makes me feel very warm and cozy.