Friday, April 30, 2010

A bunch of randomness

Well I need to start typing something so I guess I will start with anything that comes to mind. Right now I am upgrading 3 machines. My mac and two linux boxes. Sad thing is the new version of finkcommander on the mac isn't helping me. I upgraded Fink and tried compiling the newest versions of emacs and python but because of bad dependancies and my apathy of hacking the patches I have failed to install anything. I guess it doesn't make that much of a difference but its still kind of annoying. I did not realize that yesterday was the release date for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I am upgrading wupatki to that OS now and given the UA internet connection I should be able to download the update in about 20 minutes (1.2 GB) but due to Canonical's servers being inundated its going to take most of the day. I would think that I would learn to not upgrade on release day but I guess I did wait ONE day. Last time it took 3 days to download the update. It looks pretty sweet from the screenshots I have seen.

Today I am going to help some students and finalize my first paper. I am soooooo proud of myself for this paper. I have done almost everything myself. Yes I have received guidance and help on my thinking but not any help doing. Its kind of nice to be able to say, "THIS IS MY WORK!" Its been a lot of crazy hours thinking and doing but now its finally getting to the point where I see the end. There are a lot of things I want to play with and finalize while the paper is in collaborators hands but none of this will affect the results just tighten up a few things to make ME more confident I did it right. Well I should probably work on it rather than blab on here. Wrapping up post for now. Hopefully I will be writing more and more in the coming months.