Currently viewing entries from June, 2007

Baby’s First Misdemeanor

My family is in Panama City, Florida, this week, on vacation. We’re staying in a condominium. On the door to the patio is this reasonable rule:

It is illegal in the state of Florida to drop anything from the balconies or walkways.

Well, I do not think she, or I, would be arrested for it, but Kayleigh chucked a teddy-gram (or a chip, or cookie, or something) off our balcony at the condo today. We’re 12 stories up (plus 3 parking levels, so 15, really).

I was watching the family through some cheap binoculars my dad bought, and Kayleigh snuck up carrying the item. As I pulled the binoculars away and looked down at her, her arm was just reeling back after tossing the snack.

Sometimes I forget that the child needs 24/7 monitoring.

Installing Debian in QEMU

Note that when installing Debian into QEMU, wheather in a Linux or Windows host system, disable APIC and LAPIC in the Debian Installer. Otherwise your virtual system will probably hang somewhere in the installation process.

Also, I had a better experience with the netinst cd-rom than the KDE-disc-1 cd-rom. Not sure why, potentially file [disc image] corruption.

White and Nerdy

Confession: I watch Werid Al’s White and Nerdy music video twice a day.


I am not very good at supertux. I had to hack the physics and jump over the second-to-last level to beat it.

But the real confession is that I enjoyed hacking the game more than I enjoyed playing it.