Back to school!

26 08 2009

Dear Readers,

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t maintained my previous post frequency. My apologies, but this is because school has started, so I have now have classes and homework. Boo, right?

6a00d8341cc30c53ef01157160d6e6970c-450wiWhile my posts will most likely occur less frequently, I am in no way ending my blog.

I moved into a new apartment and have had to re-setup my computer and office. While hooking my computer up, “Isn’t it a little hypocritical that I promote Linux, but don’t have it installed on my computer?” Well, the answer is yes, so these past few days, I’ve been hooking up my computer for Linux.

I’m trying to find a new distro other than Ubuntu, since I find it somewhat cliche, even though it’s very good. I ran into some hardware recognition problems with Fedora and now I’m currently using Mint, but I don’t really like the look of it.

I expect that I’ll spend some time browsing to find a cool new distribution to use; I’ll let you know what I find!

I’m taking compilers, cryptography, and differential equations this semseter, so I expect to post the intersting things I find out in these classes. Stay tuned!

Web-host downtime makes me angry

5 08 2009

As a few of you know, my Purdue website went down the other day. If you wanted to view the example files from my other blog post, that was just too bad.

I can relate to this angry rhino!

I can relate to this angry rhino!

This post will mostly just be a rant about how irritating downtime is and a little discussion about getting  a new host. Read the rest of this entry »