So, I haven’t posted on my blog in a while. Well, there is a good reason for that. After battling with a computer virus for two weeks on my computer, I decided to look elsewhere for my operating system. While I seemed to be slowly losing my geekiness, I decided to go back to my roots. I spent much time learning and using Linux in the early days of Linux. I used to run Slackware on my machine, and compile everything. As time went on, Linux became better, but I also required the use of Windows-based programming and never really utilized Linux on my PC (except my TV has a MythTV box connected).
It was now time to try again. I heard my favorite distribution Debian (I still have a spot in my heart for Slackware though) was made even easier in a distribution called Ubuntu. Well, on my first run through of installation Ubuntu detected more hardware in my PC than Windows XP did. I have only had one major trial – converting my Outlook email into Thunderbird. I was able to do so by converting my PST into Outlook Express, and converting that after a Windows based install of Thunderbird, and simply copying over the folders to my Linux box.
This is my first blog post from my Ubuntu machine, and I am very satisfied with the OS. I am running gnome, and was able to install some Windows based programs under Wine, and am using a nifty OSX-like dock called Avant Window Navigator (AWN). Plus, Ubuntu has the high-graphics interface included by default now so I get a sweet looking desktop environment.
Anyways, the big news that I am writing about… Jen and I are having a baby! We saw our child’s heartbeat in the first ultrasound last week, and the baby even jumped. I am really excited, and am praying for good health throughout the pregnancy for mom and baby.
I already have a “F is for Fishing” outfit picked out. Also, I found a Jeep Baby Carrier (papoose) that gets good reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Jeep-2-1-Baby-Carrier/dp/B000B74DZ0