January 8, 2005

For all of you Linux fans out there, SUSE 9.2 Professional was released to the mirrors today. So the site will be SO busy for the next few days but it is out there so get your downloads started. Or, wait for me to get mine and I can get copies out to you. We have been waiting for this for months. Now I can really start work on getting the Castile school’s systems together that have been waiting on this release. They actually released a bit earlier than expected. They had original said the middle of January, then the tenth and now they actually released on the eighth. I think that they new owners, Novell, are really having a positive impact on SUSE.

I started the SUSE download for x86 at 11:50 this morning. Georgia Tech is the first place that I found that had everything posted. They are awfully busy, we will see how many days it takes to get everything downloaded. It probably won’t finish up until Monday since it will keep getting slower throughout the day as people realize that it is up.

The first mirror that I tried to get the SUSE download from was so busy that it stopped after just a few minutes and wouldn’t let me reconnect so I tried a different site. Starting again at noon, we will see how this one goes.

Our phones are really awful today because of all of the downloads. The download process turned into a real headache. Only a couple of mirrors got replicated this morning and they stopped functioning from all of the people trying to get to them.

Jeremy was thinking about coming over today but then realized that he had solo festival today. So he is busy playing trumpet today but might come over later tonight.

In the middle of the afternoon, I finally located some SUSE mirrors in Germany that are still working, which is surprising since it is early evening there. I am hoping that as it comes closer to Saturday night in Germany that people will be downloading less and less so that I can get a piece of the bandwidth.

Min and Andy decided to return to Borders and do some more shopping. Andy was heading up anyway and since I am busy working on the SUSE download, Min decided to go up and do the shopping that she didn’t get a chance to do last night. They took off a little after 2:30. There is a bit of snow out today, it apparently snowed during the night and a bit of the morning. They decided to get food up there and leave me home to fend for myself. Luckily I had thought ahead a few days ago and picked up some vegetarian corn dogs so I am all prepared.

Min and Andy went out to Perkins while I sat at home and worked 🙁 They got back around 6:30 just as I was about to head out to pick up Jeremy. He is coming over to work on some programming stuff this evening.

I drove over to Leicester to pick up Jeremy around 7:00. He came over and did some Java programming. I worked with him on his understanding of Object Oriented Concepts. OO is really difficult to learn on your own, it is very abstract and non-intuitive when you are first working with it. It took me a long time to get used to it myself and even now I am reading “The Object Oriented Thought Process” to get it down even more.

After doing some programming, Jeremy, Min and I watched the second half of Napolean Dynamite which Jeremy’s sister has but he has only had the chance to watch the first half. He thought that that was hilarious. Then the three of us watched the first three episodes of Father Ted: Season One. Jeremy has never seen Father Ted. By the time we were done, it was half past midnight and I was getting pretty tired so we went to bed. Min has been staying up late most nights, though, so she decided to read for a while so that she could fall asleep.

We, now there have been SGL updates for an entire week! This is the first time that I have managed to go that long in about as long as I can remember. I am pretty sure that January now has more updates than any of the past three months have and we are only one week into it!

I have a busy week coming up. I have meetings and appointments away from home every day this week. It has been a while since I have had the chance to really schedule anything normal so it is nice to be getting back into the swing of things.

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