My deepest desire is to live in a place with:
- mountains to hike with Laurie and our dogs
- An REI store to get stuff to go to the mountains and hike with
Laurie and our dogs
- An Ikea store to get stuff to come home to after I'm done hiking
in the mountains with Laurie and our dogs
- much more remunerative employment
- high speed internet access
- quality mass transit
- Art Houses
- Cross country skiing in the winter
This would likely mean Denver. Of course, this would mean giving up
football fandom since I could never be a Broncos fan. It's like when
people convert for marriage. Could one ever sincerely be Catholic after
a lifetime of Judaism? "I don't know. I guess that was all crap before."
So goes it. I'm working on the Mini-ITX situation. Looks like
each of the 2 free boards I won at Gnomedex are going to cost me about
$300 to build the computers to go with them and that's without
monitors, keyboards, OS or mice. After reading about the mini-itx built
into an Ikea breadbox, I'm choosing this
for my case. I have my friend Glenn, the finest scavenger of the Swap and Shops I know, searching
for an old toaster body for the other one. I mean something from the
1950's or 60's, something from the streamline era. I'll definitely run
some Linux distro on one or both of them. I'm thinking Gentoo just because it sounds
intriguing from the folks at the KCLUG
message board and I could always stand to learn more Linux stuff.
After Gnomedex, I don't think of Microsoft as harshly as I used to do.
I loved seeing the things they're doing with XP and Windows Media.
(probably should insert some links there but what the hey!)
Anyway, it occurs to me that perhaps someone might well be reading this
but I don't know because I haven't got comments set up yet. So, if
you're reading this, email me
and we'll get something going. I need to find more that I can blog
about. I'm always thinking of stuff when I'm running, or walking
Chester or cleaning up at work but not when I'm at the computer.