Friday, April 25, 2008

Linux is as ready for mainstream desktops as I am to give birth to a llama

I reinstalled my home desktop with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux.  It is one of a few leading mainstream desktop Linux distributions.  Its supposed to be rock solid and able to be used by anyone.  I used the live CD to flatten my disk and install from scratch.

The whole install goes really well and ends with a nice little dialog that says "You're installation is complete.  Restart your computer to start using Ubuntu."


*black screen*

GRUB Loading stage1.5

GRUB loading, please wait. . .
Error 17

It then has the gall to leave a flashing cursor under the error taunting me to attempt to interact with the computer which is now a space heater.

I'm pretty good at figuring all this crap out and I'll eventually piece together what went wrong, but to be totally honest, this is bull$#!+.  Maybe next upgrade...

Friday, April 18, 2008

Nothing new here, just some funny $#!+

While sitting here basking in the fun and wonderfulness that was Bee Movie I went poking around the tubes for something fun.

For the love of Bob these guys are funny.

Unfortunately, this is the only clip I could find of my very favorite one which was "Even Stevphen: Islam vs. Christianity" but its in some weird random site that Viacom didn't get to yet. Still worth watching. Its not on the new and much improved Daily Show site for some reason and all the other google hits of it show it as removed due to content violations. Ah well.