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Well, I didn't get as far along as I hoped, but I got enough work done on the hutch to be pretty much functional for the next few days (although I'd best find the card reader before I have to dump the A-2!). The Linux box is back up under Fedora Core 4 (so far, so good. Nope, I haven't tried recovering the other HDD as yet); and both the Win2k boxes are settled in for a while. I also have the other Shuttle lined out with a place to live; it will probably become the core Windows box under Win2k, and I'll convert the Win2k box to Xp so I'll have a chance to learn a bit there.
No, I'm not succumbing the the Redmond exploit, but since I keep running across problems with Xp boxes I flgure I need to learn a bit more about what is going on with that OS. ...especially since I may end up with it on the box at work (nope, I'm still hoping to have a functioning Linux box going there; but first there's a not-so-small matter of making darned sure I'm up and running on Win2k). ...and the work changeover is progressing nicely, considering I'm handling it in my spare time; IT exorcised the daemon from the purchasing program and that has put both Janeen and me back where we should be for operating speed.
There's more to do here; there's one box of "yep, keep it close" (things like the Cat 5 segment stuff) and another of "when I get to it". ...and more to clean up and move about so I can actually get to things. ...but it's more than a start.
No post. ...a bit under the weather.
Home today, way under the weather ("which bus hit me" style). Daniel was home too, sore throat. Brad was home too, a cold.
Okay, I made it in to work. ...and then instead of taking it easy I blew out on a couple of major shopping trips. Not so bright. ...but hey, I won't have to hit Costco on Thanksgiving week (with any luck).
Friday. Yeah. Finally. The entire household is ready to rest. Sure, Shelley has a list a mile long of things she wants done, but that's her nature. The three males of the household are of a different nature. ...but we'll help <g>.
Ol' Porky? He's the neighbor's guinea pig. He gets to 'escape' his cage on the weekends and roam a bit. It's a bit disconcerting to be walking to the mailbox and hear rustling in the leaves of garden. ...a bit like a John Carpenter movie sometimes. He's cool though; I think he's only wiped out one 'possum and half a pack of dogs. (Not...)
After a somewhat sleep-deprived night, I still managed to get the day untracked a bit and get some cleanup done. ...and watch the home team keep USC honest for 58 minutes of football. Yeah, I think they can come home with their heads held high; that was a decent game...
Dinner was decent too (nice segue, -eh?): Brad wasn't hungry after eating ten tons of pizza at a party so I scrubbed the chorizo and eggs burritos I'd planned for pre-game food and went for something more Mediterranean. I had some sweet Italian sausage that needed to be cooked; I browned that and then chopped it up and cooked it while I 'modified' a half bottle of Ragu I found in the refrigerator (hmmm... No tomato sauce or paste here; I'm thinking I need a little stash of stuff for when I get the cooking bug).
...and after the sauce was nicely re-mixed I tossed the meat in to simmer with it while the linguini cooked. Pasta with a sausage sauce topped with some grated parmesan? Yeah, that worked well for the three of us who were hungry.
A day of rest and a day of getting things done. After staying up a bit later than I wanted to reading I slept in today. ...until noon. Yeah. ...creaky and stiff but remarkably relaxed and clear headed for a change. Brad and I took a walk once the coffee was ready and then I worked on a project while Brad tore apart an old network hub to see what was inside.
I did manage the original dinner I'd planned for last night. I need to adjust the proportions a bit so I can comfortably feed the entire gang, but I think I have the basic recipe dialed. I'm also going to have to work on the sauce just a bit for last night's dinner since Shelley decided the meal was a winner for her (I figured the guys would like it.
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