Yeah, I’m a nerd…

I got a little bored this evening so I decided to check out my Google history trends.  All I can say is, I’m a nerd…

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Ubuntu 8.04

Looks like it is that time of year again!  Another great update from our friends at Ubuntu.  Version 8.04 is going to be out very soon, and since Ubuntu has been doing such a great job of running my website (and for free i might add!) I thought I’d take the opportunity to give it a plug.  Check it out.

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Fun With Google

Google often provides us with a little touch of entertainment in our lives. Although this works with web browsers, the simplified response on cell phones makes it a little more enjoyable.

1. On your cell phone, create a new text message. The number for the message is 466-453. For the body of the message do (without quotes) “Define google”. Send.

2. After you have read the response, do another message to the same number, but this time do “Define yahoo”. Send.

Hopefully this will give you a bit of a laugh as it did for me.

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Lessons Learned…

While setting up my linux server running Ubuntu in VMWare Fusion to perform automated backups, I found no matter what I could not get it to log onto my macs side with key-based SSH authentication.  So after an archive and install and a few hours on the phone / over iChat with Jesse, we found the problem was something very simple–the permissions on my keys folder was 777 instead of 755.  A few quick commands in the terminal and it was back in business…  Computers are that way though–a problem that can last all day to solve takes about three seconds to fix.

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Riding with a friend… Snowmobile Major Breakdown…

Michael Bonham StuckOver the weekend, my friend Michael Bonham and I went home to ride snowmobiles for the weekend. On Saturday, March 1st, we were on a ride headed for Stump Peak. The day started out very beautiful, and though it was Michaels first time on a real ride he was doing very well at handling the sled. We were stopped playing on the second to last big climb before the peak while waiting for Matt Nelson to show up. I ran up the hill one last time, only to have my 800 make a loud bang and start ratcheting. Since cranks going out on a Polaris 800 is not that uncommon, I guessed that is what happened (which was correct). Needless to say when Matt arrived, he forgot to bring a rope, so he went home on the rental sled to get one. It started to snow so we took cover under a tree and drove around on Matt’s sled finding a different way around the mountain. To make a long story short, we eventually towed it home. It didn’t make for the greatest ride Mike could have been on, but we still had a lot of fun and got to enjoy the beauty of nature.

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