Feb 27

Finally getting the Linux vibe…

Alright, those of you who know me will also know that I am a geek. I may have tattoo’s, listen to insane music, have long hair and have forgotten to shave in more than is usually acceptable, but in my heart of hearts I am still a simple geek.

I love servers and server OS’ – what can I say?

So after having moved out of the TechOps department at work, I stopped having access to hundreds of love fueled Linux servers and had to move some of the goodness home.

Sadly i was busy and just never made the time and never got around to it.

Then I decided to move to the UK, get married and become a father. Whew, I thought I had time constraints before all that, boy was I delusional…

So I have been living in the country being a husband and a dad and doing all the family things one would expect.

This is the puppy pen

This week I built a puppy enclosure in the garden so that we could put our adorable little puppies into it suring the day so that they weren’t cooped up inside.

Now this is a mammoth task for someone like me.

It involves handyman type stuff and it involves physical labour.

It also, for those of you with young children, involves letting my son hammer and bend and dig alongside me as he “helps” me with this important task, helps me to get it finished quicker.

And all of this in the rain.

What I ended up with was a perfectly workable large space for the pups to play in.

What I didn’t realize though is that the fence wire I bought was little more than a glorified puppy ladder…

So much for my “man about the home” suit.

So I have decided to stick to what I know best and work on improving our home systems.

First step, get Ubuntu up and running and create a nifty Time Machine for Emma and Maggie’s Mac’s.

So here I am, waiting for the base install to finish before I start configuring the machine to perform all sorts of basic tasks for shits and giggles.

Also sitting here watching Emma play Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, with Danielle from next door. Danielle on drums and Emma on the guitar, this is hilarious, especially considering the Warriors of Rock version has mostly stuff like Slipknot, Slayer, Megadeath and much much more to choose from. They are seriously striking out looking for soft pop songs to play to *grin*

Soon I will be back in the world of Linux with a new home server that I can fiddle on and install stuff onto and just generally play around on…


  1. Mrs Gill

    “soft pop songs”?
    you’re dreaming mate.

  2. Barrulus

    hehe – was thinking more about Danielle’s selection…

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