Ahhh… I’m thinking about loading the latest Sabayon Linux on these… Luckily they’re double sided/double density!!!…
Although I never used an acoustic coupler, I do remember the 300 baud modem I first had with my Commodore… all the good ‘ole days…. When I got my 14.4k baud modem and an IBM… you couldn’t tell me nothing.
Anyway, was going through the stuff I have here in storage here in VA. I really need to clean out the closets… I picked up the Commodore cartridges somewhere… don’t remember where. Probably a yard sale. The acoustic coupler I got from a buddy quite some time ago.
I posted my first Essay today. It was to be on a Hero, and we are to explain why he/she was a hero in our eyes. I didn’t want to choose a military hero, as there are thousands of those, I wanted someone different. I chose Bill Gates. With all the volunteer work and donations he gives to the American School system, he is a hero in my eyes.
Happy Father’s Day. Fathers Day started in June of 1910, when a lady who was raised by her father was listening to a Mother’s Day Sermon, and wanted her father to know how special he was. Her father’s birthday was in June, so she chose June 19th as the very First father’s day. Interesting piece of info.
The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father’s Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father’s Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother’s Day.
Looking for something different, I recently downloaded and installed Ubuntu on my netbook. I have been a LOYAL Sabayon Linux user for many years now. I still use Sabayon, but wanted to learn another distribution. Since Ubuntu seems to be a popular distribution, I thought I would give it a try.
I first downloaded the Ubuntu netbook remix, but I hated the interface. Then, I downloaded and installed the standard desktop edition (10.04). On my Hannspree Hanns Note Netbook, installation worked like a champ. No issues, wireless and bluetooth worked out of the box. 10.04 is fast and responsive. Webcam and hotkeys worked too.
Linux basic commands are all the same, but there are some differences between Sabayon and Ubuntu. I’m working on getting used to the new commands like apt-get.
Monday I start my last two classes (English & Psychology). After this, I’ll have a college degree. Whatever that means… I’ll have another piece of paper to hang on the wall. Now, my kids don’t have an excuse!