…and the journey goes on… We’re heading in to Fall Break (which always messes me up). But maybe, just maybe, I’ll have a chance to get caught up a little. But I’m leaning toward doing nothing at all today. Kind of a strange week. I had midterms for two classes, but wound up putting off the third ’till next week. The College of Business and … Continue reading Fall Break
Well, something interesting happened today. No, let me back up…yesterday afternoon, we lost connection to the Internet for about five hours. I power-cycled my modem and router, and we got it back. But trying to browse to several sites resulted in a ‘…could not resolve DNS’ error. It was like that here for most of the day, even after another power-cycling. In the midst of … Continue reading Internet! Oh Internet! Whither Art Thou?
As you may have guessed, things got pretty hectic toward the end of the semester. I’ve been wanting to post, but just haven’t had the time. All-in-all, the students did pretty well this spring. And I made an ‘A’ in my class (Human Computer Interaction). But it got pretty busy there, for a while. The Minecraft server (jram-mcs.ml) is still up and running, but it … Continue reading Updates
Ah! Sunday. Cloudy, dreary…blessed Day of Rest! Next week is Spring Break. I totaled up my time in college as a student the other day. Fifteen years. Fifteen years in one classroom or another (not counting my time at the academy, for which I did receive college credit — ha ha). And in all that time, I have not once traveled out of town for … Continue reading Catching Up
I think I’m coming down with a cold. Meh. Several days, now, I’ve awoken with a sore throat, stuffy nose, coughing, etc. It eases up as the day goes on (yesterday, I started on Dayquil)…but it still sucks. The semester’s winding down. Fortunately, today my class is doing presentations for their research projects, so I won’t have to talk a lot. My system administration class … Continue reading Meh.
So I’ve been enjoying several new discoveries lately. It all started when I got tired of the music I’d been listening to and learned again that my favorite podcaster, Dan Carlin, hasn’t posted anything new. So I decided to look for podcasts related to Linux. Believe it or not, I found several. So far, the best among them has been the Linux Action Show by … Continue reading New Discoveries
So I got a book to read over the break, co-authored by Mark Russinovich and Aaron Margosis, entitled Windows Sysinternals Administrators Guide. From a geek point of view, it’s very interesting. For those of you who are not familiar, Sysinternals is a suite of Windows applications developed over the years by Russinovich and some of his associates. They are available for free from Microsoft (who in … Continue reading Sysinternals
Well, I finally gave in to the temptation of the dark side. This year, my bd present to me is a new Apple iMac. Interestingly, I’m learning that it isn’t as much of a Klingon OS as I thought it would be, given my past several years’ dabbling into the Linux OS. And it sure has some nice features built right in. I got interested in … Continue reading The Dark Side