Saturday, November 19, 2005

Windows and Linux

Good week for the non work activies.
1 Dave got me a WRTG54 v2.0 from Ebay.
this is a wireless router made by linksys that had a linux OS.
the clever chaps at offer an open source distibution called white russian.Have installled that and am currently using it with my zaurus PDA to write this. So linux rules. Where does windows come in. Well after discussion with MD about things every man should be able to do including skin a rabbit, change a nappy etc etc I suggested that glazing a window was a bloke type task. Anyway realized that this rite of passage to blokehood has not actually featured in my 40 years on this planet . Worse, I have had a broken window in my living room for over a year held together with stickytape.
I anounce my intention to fix window to spouse! A look of fear crosses he face. 30 minutes of cross questioning later she decides to let me have a go ..but the are conditions. It is quite clear she does not believe I am capable of this DIY task so she is trying to make me give up and get a man in to do the job. Result is I do clean and tidy job. OK I did have to go and buy some tools but then they will be usefull next time. Two hour job took 5 hours but still it was worth it just to hear the love of my life actually happy to admit she was wrong for once.