Friday, March 30, 2007

January 9, 1996

Dear Jeremy,

You may not remember me, I am your past. The world may be ravaged by a past or ongoing war but I still hope your/my eyes see this.

My goals and hopes are high and plentiful and a few (due to my hormones), are erotic.

Life now is OK, a few stresses but that's crap from healh. School'¢ be out by now.

The past few days the "Blizzard of '96" is going on in the Eastern US. Quebec just lost the election to separate but you probably don't even know about Quebec being a province anymore.

Enclosed is a card from my band, Dulcet. I hope it is/was successful.

This is for my kids (if there are any) Love your dad, he's really a nice guy and be all you can be (Pepsi).


Jeremy Pilon

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rocket Man-arama!

YIKES! Kate Bush. Nothing like 80's pop-reggae.


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sick Day

Was feeling like a big ball of shit at work today, so I took the latter part of the shift off. Naturally as soon as I get home, I get to feeling better. Maybe it's all the chemicals at work.

Anyways, might as well regale y'all with a story.

Went for a walk with my sister and her boyfriend yesterday to enjoy what aspects of Global Warming that we could. Lo and behold if on the trip we didn't come across a huge spill of oil on the street, draining into a storm sewer. I called my dad, the fire chief in town, to inquire who to call. He said "you would call me, I'll take care of it." and that was about that. Felt pretty good for taking some good environmental action and continued on my day.

So my dad calls me after work to chastise me. "Any idea how much paperwork you caused me?". Sounds like there's like 3 or 4 organizations involved with something like this and it poses a major risk to the Souris River which is considered a major, fish bearing water way. I thought it was pretty funny that I was the hippie and my dad ended up with the paperwork. Oh well, it's his fault for raising me with a moral responsibility to the planet.

Moral of the story : Dispose of oil properly and if you have a spill, clean it up or call the fire department for help.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Ok Linux Geeks - Help Needed

Ok, I love OSS... LOVE the shit. I currently run an XP system with 90% of my day to day software being OSS... I just love it.

But there is one Open Source dive I've never been able to fully take.. .the operating system itself. I've tried 3 or 4 times to use a Linux system (Mandriva and Red Hat mostly). It all goes fine as long as I'm using the packages that come with the distro, but then comes my brick wall : installing something new.

Here's my current conundrum. I've got Red Hat installed on this old PII laptop I got for $25. I want to install a program (package?) called Wired (link). Now I get as far as to unzip the tarball and all, but when I check out the install file it requires a dozen or so dependencies... and who knows how many dependencies they need... and so on. Is there an easier way to do this, because I could be all night here trying to install this one program, or is this just the nature of the beast?

People are regularly touting the wonder that is Linux to me, but this is a little peev I have with the OS that has kept me from switching over. If I could overcome this, I'd probably have switched over over a year ago.

Anyone got some good resources for me? Oh and go slow... pretend I'm your grandma, 'cause this stuff tends to get over my head.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Peice of the Earth MISSING!

OK so recent news headline is pretty cool. Apparently it has been discovered that a large part of the earth's crust is missing, exposing the massive mantle layer of the Earth. No one is really sure why this is, or what it means quite yet, but I think I know.

I think in time we will come to learn that aliens came to Earth and stole a piece of the planet to take back to their own planet for resources. This massive mineing of the planet caused a huge energy sink to be unleased which is warming the waters of the Atlantic, thus raising the mean temperature of the planet, THUS BEING THE REAL CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING!

These people just aren't thinking creatively enough.

I got my worms home today, so hopefully in a month first takers can have some worms to try at their house.