Bon voyage, Gnomey!
This journal entry by my friend Jason is quite an amazing story.
If you want to comment, please do so in his journal entry.
I figured it would be nice to have some of my slashdot amigos in my gmail quick list since I look at gmail more often than slashdot.
So, if you have a gmail address listed in your slashdot profile and you see an invite from my gmail address firstname.lastname@example.org and care to occasionally IM, please accept.
If you do not get an invite from me, either I haven't got to you yet or somehow missed that you have a gmail. You are more than welcome to add me first!
I no longer work at Microsoft.
An individual I had met briefly (as he was attempting to steal my client when I was still doing independent tech support) extended an offer of employment to me.
I accepted the offer primarily because the job is closer to my home and because it seems more interesting than what I was doing at MS (which turned out to be different than I was told going into it).
I received an email yesterday and another today from a spammer trying to deceive me.
That in itself is not unusual, but what is unusual is that the spammer is trying to make the recipients doubt that a valid protection mechanism is secure and safe.
I was unable to make my computer support business provide full-time income, so I reluctantly sought a job.
I've had my car working again for a couple of months... Just in time for me to use it in my consulting business after being laid off from my employer in January.
My car needs a new engine and I owe too much on it to just get a newer car.
I have a 1998 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe.
The base Neon engine is a 2.0L SOHC that outputs 132 HP.
The engine in my car is a 2.0L DOHC that outputs 150 HP.
It's a really fun car and it looks pretty nice (IMHO), too.
A funny image I slapped together this evening when I met a person on IRC nicknamed "darthgnu".
It is basically what I thought of when I first saw the nickname.
This year's Linux Fest was another great event. I'm very glad I went!
I wasn't so sure I wanted to go at first because I perceived the organization of this year's fest to be rather poor, but my wife convinced me that we should go. She is the President of FwayLUG, which is a new LUG still too small to have much impact at LFNW, but she wanted to be there anyway.
This is something I've been wanting to do for a while... Seeing tuxette's latest recipe posted to her Journal prompted me to finally do it.
I'm always wanting to try new things, I like to eat, I have webspace and a recipe site template ready to go, so I just took 10 minutes and set it up.
Someone told me (can't recall whom) that the city of Federal Way will be rolling out free WiFi.
I found a PDF confirming the information.
Anyway, the Neuros is a great device from a wonderful bunch of people.
If you're in the market for a portable audio player, take a serious look at it.