January 10, 2007

Movin' on

It's a new year and all, which means that it's time for Andrea's annual blog move. For the first time since I've been reading her stuff, she moved back onto an old site: Victory Soap. Please update your blogrolls.

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Yummy goodness

Carnival of the Recipes #124 is being hosted at Elementary Chef this week. Go and check it out.

Good grief. When is the last time that I submitted anything? I've got a gajillion recipes- plus or minus- and I never seem to find the time to post one. Anyway, go here now.

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January 09, 2007

There's no time!!!!

Okay, I'm only a month late, but Talk Like Jack Bauer Day is coming. Soon. And so is Jack Bauer.

You have been warned.

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building your own distro

Wanna see something really geekycool? How about a little tutorial so that you can build the Linux distro you the way you think it should be. Learn "how to" here. Excerpt:

The Dreamlinux Project addresses, as one of its main goals, the development of specific tools to allow anyone, despite his level of technical knowledge, being able to design and produce a Linux Distro that meets all his/her requirements . The Project also aims to research, learn and share all the knowledge produced during the Dreamlinux development process.
In order to turn the dream into reality, the MkDistro Tool was born. MkDistro has evolved to an excellent tool for building and remastering modules and whole Distros . It is developed by one of our co-founders, nelsongs (Nelson Gomes da Silveira), leveraging the Morphix approach of modules and his previous works on developing the HD remastering scripts for the Kurumin, Knoppix, Kanotix and Beatrix Live CD Distros .
MKDistro basic components

a) Mkdistro: it' s the basic tool responsible for launching, through its auto explained menus and dialog boxes, all the processes regarding the build of Distros. It's easy and intuitive to manage. Actually MkDistro so far comprises a set of 04 ( four ) scripts, mkdistro.sh, mkdistro_main.sh, mkdistro_clean.sh and mkcd.sh, with the main one (mkdistro.sh) using the others in some specific phase of the work.

b) Base-Module (BM): it's a slimmed down knoppix-like image comprising a Morphix patched Linux kernel, kernel modules and the whole set of applications and scripts needed to detect, configure and initialize the system hardware found in the computer.

c) Base Main Module (BMM or Working Module): it's a complete debian file system made up via a debootstrap procedure and the addition of very basic and essential applications designed to serve as a baseline for the full development of the Distro's Main Module.

d) Distro Main Module (DMM): it's the final module of the Distro you developed. In other words, it's practically the whole Distro, made up on top of the Basic Main Module chosen . This module will be later combined with the Basic Module in order to become the final iso image of your Distro.

e) Iso Image: it's the resulting image from the union between the Basic Module and the Distro's Main Module . So, this image is your final operating system which, after burned onto a CD, will become your new Live CD Linux Distro, capable of not only be run directly from the CD (provided you have set up your Computer's bios) as well as be installed onto your computer's HD.

There's a lot more there. Suffice it to say that you can do your own thing. I might start working on PhysicsGeeknix.

One caveat: the process needs to be performed on a Linux system. I haven't tried it while running a Live CD, but I bet that an external hard drive and a second CD burner are all that's required. I'll provide an update when my children are out of college which, by my reckoning, will be in about 20 years.

Ehh, I'll find the time soon enough.

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best cat in the world

Found via Neal Boortz:


Update: I see that Ace liked the picture, too.

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January 08, 2007

Happy News

Go here to find out what it is. And then offer your congratulations, if you so desire.

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The Husband Store

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City , where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates. You may visit the store ONLY ONCE ! There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch: you may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor
the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men have jobs and love the Lord. The second floor sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids. The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, and are extremely good looking. "Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead good looking and help with the housework. "Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!" Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak. She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

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January 03, 2007

This is pretty cool

Thanks to the breaking of copyright laws everywhere magic of YouTube, someone has compiled the Top 12 Band appearances in movies. Very, very cool stuff.

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