Did some Olympic sleeping Sunday. In the morning I went hiking on Lookout Mountain in North Phoenix with a friend. I got home around 3:30 and I was passed out by about 4:30. I slept until 2:30 Monday morning. I woke up, read for about an hour, and went to bed again until it was time to wake up. It was everything I thought it could be.
The past week has brought on physical activity for me, and I think that's a good thing. I've started climbing nearby Camelback mountain with some friends from work. The trail has plenty of steep parts and evil trip-hazard rocks to step over, but when I'm done I feel pretty good about things. So I'm going to keep doing it. Already I can tell that I'm recovering from the physical activity faster.
Slashdot saved me today; I saw the story on the defective Sony CCD sensors, and as it turned out, my Minolta Dimage X20 is one of the affected cameras. I hope I can get it fixed. It bugged me that it crapped out. That stupid camera was the subject of the last big fight I think Lisa and I ever had. I thought we got it all resolved, but who knows. But it bugged me that it didn't work because I sort of considered part of the price of that camera to be my marraige in some way.
Speaking of pictures, I don't think that Lisa is ever going to return any of the photos from that seven year period, which means that I've lost a lot of images for documentation of my naval period that I was doing in web pages. So, if I knew you and you have pictures of me or our circle of friends, please send them my way....
I've been doing some computer reorginization at home. I'm going to retire the old Athlon / Duron machine that I built in 2002; it's actually going up to reside with my friend Susie's neighbor, who has cancer, and a crappy computer. So I guess I'm going to have to load Winblows on it. Replacing it will be the Athlon 64 machine running CentOS. The downstairs workstation will be the PowerMac G4 I picked up a few months ago. I've installed Yellow Dog 4 on it but it doesn't seem to want to install the bootloader, resulting in a situation where I can't boot without the kernel on the install CD. Which is ridiculous. Can this OS install correctly on anything?
Yellow Dog 4 is still pissing me off in a big way on the PowerBook as well. Man, I really took the reliability of the Linux on my old iBook for granted. If I had known that it was going to be this much of a pain in the ass to get a sleep that would wake back up correctly on the PowerBook I would have just dealt with the 800x600 res on the iBook and been happy. In the meantime, I've been using MacOS 9 on PowerBook, but I still have instability nightmares from the old days of that stuff. I guess Mac OS X is an option, but what I really want is a Linux for PPC that worked as well as YDL 3 did.
Before I end this I guess I should mention that my new band, TrashMagnet, is doing our first show at Last Exit in Tempe (it's on the SW corner of Southern and Priest) on Thursday, October 20. I think we're the second band up; we'll be hitting the stage around 11-ish (I'm told.)
Currently playing on my iPod....The Dixie Dregs. Before I completely lost touch with him, Ron Smith got me into them.