Archive for March, 2007

Giving Linux a try

Posted: March 5, 2007 in linux

I got a new computer a couple weeks back (had fun at Frys!) and part of that was a new 200GB drive.  So I split it up into 3 partitions.  One for windows, one for my data, and one for installing Linux.  During school I used Knoppix to learn a bit about Unix and I liked using something new, so this seemed like a great way to get more into it.  I’m using Ubuntu (Edgy Eft) and have finally got it installed.  It was really easy except for the partitioning.  Let’s just say I’m pretty good at partitioning my drive and installing both Windows and Ubuntu.  Ah well, it’s all working now.  As a matter of fact this post is being written while booted in Ubuntu.  The change hasn’t been all that dramatic as of yet.  I’m already using Firefox on both as well as Open Office.  I just need to get used to the administration part of it.

Nightwish is touring in 2007

Posted: March 5, 2007 in music

Looks like a band I discovered not long ago, has chosen their new singer and will be on the road this year. It looks like Nightwish will be in Seattle on Halloween. Still trying to figure out if I can go, but whether or not it works out, I definitely want to go. Finding information on progressive metal bands is tough, so when one comes to town I definitely want to show my support. As part of that I discovered tourfilter.com. It allows you to pick a city and monitor bands that are coming through town. Pretty cool, because then you can subscribe to the feed you create and you’re kept up to date with who’s going to be in town.

Xbox 360 update

Posted: March 5, 2007 in xbox360

The new box has been fantastic!  No issues at all.  Been racing through Carbon Canyon, shooting people in COD3, and keeping the Mariners at .500 in baseball.  The 2 year extended warranty…gotta have it!