Life has been uninteresting and busy lately.
My work schedule looks like a slice of swiss cheese. I only have two students this time (for those wondering, I teach Solaris system administration on a contract basis at a corporate training center) so anytime one of them can't come to class it's turned into a day off. I still have 35 hours to teach for the course and only one official topic to cover, Jumpstart. I'm going to have to come up with stuff that Sun doesn't put into their certification exams to teach these guys, but still keep it relevant to the real world (not hard) and 'small' enough to cover in the remaining hours (not so easy). Any sys admins out there have suggestions?
Outside of work... I saw a computer system that I want. My current system is one I built back with a 300Mhz AMD K6-2 was just off the bleeding edge. Yes, that old. This new system isn't exactly up to geek nirvana standards, it's at BJ's (local wholesale club), but 2.8Ghz with 512Mb RAM (expandable to a gig), DVD-RW, 7 USB 2.0 ports, etc. is pretty nice. And the 17" flat panel monitor that it comes with is very nice. And the case has a gee whiz factor with the sliding, spring-loaded panel that conceals the front access USB, firewire, memory card slots, and floppy.... Now to find a spare $1200 (and $60 for tax if I can't find it at the New Hampshire BJ's). :P
I just activated my new Tracfone. One of my birthday presents, received late due to shortages at the stores. We'll see how this works out. My 'local' calling area is weird though, if I drive 5 miles north into New Hampshire I'll get roaming charges. If I go to El Paso, TX I'm still local.... 8)
Other than that, nothing going on here. Dad was a pill and got himself kicked out of accelerated rehab so he's going to be home sooner than expected, with little training for moving around with a walker.
And I cooked ostrich burgers last night. They're comparable in price to better grades of ground beef (and cheaper than some) so I figured that while Dad wasn't around to make faces and disgusting comments about the nature of my food choices (don't let the man see you eating rice, particularly in a cream sauce) I'd try them.
For a giant feather duster they taste awfully good. :)