January 2004 Archives


Lately, it seems that enthusiasm has left me behind. I have never been accused of being lazy, but certainly my energy level has been zapped by this lousy weather.

There must be some truth to the fact the mammals tend to slow their activity during frigid temperatures.

Heck my house is still in disarray, not to mention there are several stacks of paper on my desk. Nonetheless, the demands on my time have not subsided at all.

Oh well, c'est la vie.

Home Improvement


I figured it was time to provide an update on the humble abode. In the past three months, I installed a dishwasher, outfitted my garage with door opener, and replaced the condenser fan in the refrigerator.

Actually, I had to call Tyrone (handy-man) to assist with the garage and dishwasher. The electrical and plumbing was fairly straight forward, but I have realized that two heads are always better than one. The garage modification required cutting out some of the structural members of the roof and replacing with 2x4x8. I did not help with job. I decided that I could make better use of my time. Let's call it "Opportunity Costs".

Well, the condenser fan replacement took all of 10 minutes. Basically, the freezer worked fine, but the upper portion or food storage area was not getting cold. After taking off the panel in freezer area I realized that the fan only worked sporadically. You really did not need to know anything about HVAC, to figure out the fan must push the cold air to the upper portion. So, I spent $39.95 and replaced it. Works like a charm. I also learned that Kenmore is not a brand per-se. Essentially, it is a network of vendors that support Sears. Whirlpool, Maytag, etc. Use that in your next trivial pursuit ..

World Domination - LWCE

Wow, it's been nearly 6wks since I posted anything to this blog. I suppose a severe scolding is in order. Actually, I have a very good excuse. I migrated my blog from the cheasy Blogger to the very cool and more secure Moveable Type Publishing Engine. I still have some cleaning up to do here.

Styles sheets seem to require more effort. Additionally, my old comments didn't import properly. I expect to have it fixed in short order.

I author this scribe from the floor of the Linux World Conference and Expo(LWCE), at the Jacob Javits in NYC.

This is my 3rd Linux conference and 2nd LWCE. I attended the 2001 LWCE and had a great time.
As soon as I walked into the conference hall I ran into a Linux noteable. I met John 'Maddog' Hall. I chatted with him and former Info World columnist Russ Pavelic. I'll post some pics at a later date.

Another interesting event is that M$ has crashed the party. They have a very large booth here. How dare them. I suspect that they are attempting to grab developers from the Open Source community.

Anyway, I'll share more later.

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