Thursday, January 26, 2006

Decisions, Decisions

I learned a valuable lesson this week - never, ever, ask a 3 year old to make a decision if there are more than 2 possible choices.  It's just not fair to them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


It was very interesting to watch the events unfold last night during counting for Canadian national elections.

There is nothing like watching a peaceful transition of power happen with dignity and respect from all sides.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

So long Linode

I moved the blog from Linode today.  It's been a good run but time to move on.

Monday, January 9, 2006

FC5 Xen

Got FC5beta2 Xen guests working tonight. I got caught by something stupid - the FC5guest kernel xennet support was built as a module. I like to get modules working last but in this case I needed to get them going first, build the initrd, and alias eth0 to xennet in order to get networking started during boot. :-(

Monday, January 2, 2006

2006 arrived on time

The new year is here. I wasn't ready for it. I expected New Year's Eve to be on Sunday for some reason instead of Saturday.

First Day of School

Today was my daughter's first day of school.

It wasn't as hard as I thought it might be. We wrote her name on the blackboard together - she saw the other students' names written there and she wanted to be like them.

When we went to get her after school she asked me, "Can I come here again tomorrow Dad?"

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Bad weekend - sick

Happy new year - I've been sick since Friday. It's seems about once a year I get an unbelievable fever including hallucinations. Friday was that day. I spent the afternoon in bed from 3-11pm.

I've always believed this "I only get sick once a year" myth. It'll be interesting to see how that pans out by looking back at this

Saturday was better - spent the day with Emi and Ayaka.

Today (Sunday - New Years Day) - Emi and Ayaka went a party at some friends house. I decided not to go because there are a lot of kids there and I don't want to give this to anybody else. I'm catching up with some Mythtv and getting ready to fix the tv in the basement.