What a day

I admit, i’m a believer in open source, and all that, but I’ve also believed that you should use the best tool for the job.

Hence, I use Quicken 2000 to manage my household finances. Lately I’ve kept it all in a Win4Lin session on my laptop.

Life is good. Except I’m now using the 2.4.0 Linux kernel. And Netraverse doesn’t have a patch out for 2.4 yet, so I can’t use Win4Lin. That’s OK =- I have VMWare. I use it for tests , but not regularly. Now I remember why – it’s dog slow, eats CPU resources, and sucks memory like a crackhead sucks the pipe.

Above and beyond that, I’m re-writing a buttload of database routines so that I can implement a “universal Connection pool” adapter for work. Cool beans. Except Turbine 2.1-dev isn’t backwards compatible. And so now I’m back-porting my code to 2.0, because Apache Cocoon uses 2.0, and I need Cooon as well.

Renee and I are talking about joining a Gym/Fitness club – we’re both out of shape, and have differnet goals. She can get away with tapes, but I can’t – I’m more interested in a “traditional” workout. Some strength building, some endurance building, the usual manly thing. *smirk*

We shall see.l

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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2 Responses to What a day

  1. badger says:

    Save your gym money and just buy a gym/weight set/whatever from one of the manymany couch potatoes in Cary that buy them, don’t use, them, then dump them to triangle.forsale.

  2. alchemist says:

    1) Nortel will reimburse us for membership fees
    2) I have *NO* idea how to properly use the equiptment to get the results I want
    3) I haven’t got any place except the attic to put said weights
    4) It’s damn easy to look at it and say “Not tonight, I’ll do it in the morning…”

    And that’s the *MAIN* reasons why I’m interested in joing a gym. All I need after that is someone to go with me (i.e. extra motivation), and I’m set *grin*

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