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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Geek Awareness

I've been sitting here after midnight, doing what seems, upon
reflection, geeky things. I've been listening to jazz, reading
some social comment stuff, studying the Lyx introduction
and tutorial since I'm interested in doing some publishing,
running an ssh mission over to an XP box to see if certain
files were installed in Cygwin like what I'm using on this
OpenBSD box, using Snownews to read RSS feeds from
various OpenSource projects around the Web , especially
from Dru Lavigne's Blog , accessing it with Lynx , my
text-based browser, registered at the LXF (Linux Format)
web site and retrieved my new password once again using
SSH to login to my Unix shell account and use Pine to
read my email at SDF , and so on.

I remember back in the early 90's when I was just starting
out with computers and trying to get everything I could free,
since money is always an item to consider when you're still
raising a family. Now, with all the resources listed above,
I'm slowly but surely weaning myself away from Microsoft ,
not because I don't like the system or the people developing
and selling it, but once again due to the expense of keeping
up with it, as opposed to relying almost solely on opensource
to get my computing done. But hey, maybe one of these days
I'll have more money again and invest in a brand new shiny
Vista cd or dvd set! Keyword here is "MAYBE". ;)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even Mabye? Your doing great with OSS, why go backwards after so much sucess moving forward? If you get enought money to buy vista, buy yourself a truck instead!!

- Ryan from Myspace

12/14/2006 07:54:00 AM  

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