Roof standing

Here’s LRN1 with his previous companion standing on . . . umm . . . I think that’s their roof. That’s LRN1 over there on the right. Part of my famous Guatemala series.

Good day today. LRN2 and LRN4 got to LRN3’s house in good shape after a relatively pleasant journey. I got a few things done at work and attended a good leadership meeting at church in the evening. And not a whole lot else.

Oh, I did notice over the past couple of days that I had gotten a virus on the little Averatec laptop LRN1 gave me just before he left on his mission. So I did the only rational thing – I installed Linux. I had tried installing version 9 of Ubuntu before I installed Windows on it, but without any luck – it wouldn’t even install, let alone run. I’ve had a lot of luck with Ubuntu 10.04, though, so I thought I’d give it a try. As expected, it installed perfectly – and very quickly. I did it during my lunch break at work, in fact. Had to wait until I got home to have it install its updates, but that was quick and painless too. Now I’m working on getting additional software and tools like Java installed. Should have it nicely configured before I go to bed.

I’ve been using Ubuntu 10.04 on the other Averatec laptop I got from LRN6 – the one with the bad-but-still-barely-limping-along-if-you-know-what-to-do hard drive and the dead battery. It works great, so I’m using it always plugged in as the development machine for my little Arduino project. My good laptop is older and slower than the development machine (let’s use their names here: the development machine is Buddy and the other one is Ted), but its good battery means it works perfectly for name indexing on the train. That has already been proven to work fine under Ubuntu, so it will continue to serve its purpose. Just without viruses. And a lot cooler. Sorry, Microsoft.

Let’s see – what else is going on around here? Umm . . . nothing I can think of. Oh yeah, LRN4 reports that LRN3 and family are doing well. LRN3 has been really suffering from what appears to be fibromyalgia, which is quite debilitating, but he’s getting along well all things considered and his spirits remain high. They’re getting ready to move into the apartment two stories directly beneath them, but they’re not quite ready to start yet, so LRN2 and LRN4 won’t be able to help them. They’re not quite sure what’s on the agenda for the next couple of days – maybe just visiting. I’m certain LRN2 would be more than happy to do just that. And play a few games while he’s there.

So that’s about it. I’ll leave you with this tragic toilet news: exploding outhouse! I guess boys will be . . . umm . . . homicidal toilet-bombing maniacs.

See you tomorrow.

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