I’m getting married on Saturday. I’m pretty excited about it, especially after most of the major organisation has been finalised. But I’ve learned a few things during the organisation.
Fedora sucks if you upgrade it. I tend to follow a stable->RawHide for a while-> next stable pattern for my desktop Linux usage. This is perfectly fine for Ubuntu, but not for Fedora. It seems that apt just beats rpm for this kind of usage. So I’m going to wipe my work system and reinstall Fedora from scratch when I get back.
My laptop is dead. It’s about four years old, but it died. I’ve removed the hard-drive and the RAM and I hope to get another laptop as soon as I can afford one. Living without a laptop sucks….well I do have a laptop, Lori’s old G3 iBook. Unfortunatly it thinks that the current date is 1904.
1904 was not a good year for laptops. I think I’ve run across two bugs here. (a) a failing internal clock should either run slow or default to 1st Jan 1970 and (b) D-Bus cares too much about what year it is. The first is a hardware or kernel issue. I’ll have a look at it when I get back. The second I can definatly fix, and will, um….soon (after I get married). I should add that the iBook runs Ubuntu (naturally).
Apart from that I’ve put aside all course development until after the honeymoon. Lori and I havn’t been on holiday in about four years, so we splashed out to go to Dubai and then the Maldives. I really want to go to some museums in Dubai, so if anyone has some good suggestions feel free to leave them. I think I’ll just sit down and relax in the Maldives.
I hope to put up some pictures of the wedding soon after, but I may not get to it.