13 March 2011

  • Up late. I’ll blame the clocks changing for that.
  • Great breakfast of pancakes and bacon made lovingly by my wife.
  • Played around a bit more with LMDE. I was initially disappointed with how stale some of the packages are (it’s based on Debian Testing) but once I discovered apt pinning all was well.
  • Went to a friend’s birthday party and arrived to find she’d just gotten engaged. It must be spring because romance is in the air.

12 March 2011

  • Up late. Because it’s the weekend.
  • My parents bought us patio furniture as a joint early birthday present.
  • As thanks we took them out to dinner at Blue Dust. Dad reminisced about when that place was a “shot and a beer joint” sitting conveniently at the entrance to the Homestead Works steel mill.
  • Took Emily out to see The Adjustment Bureau. Good movie with an interesting premise, but it seemed too short to me.
  • Finally managed to get Linux Mint Debian Edition running on my laptop. The secret was apparently using the usually dormant Windows (gasp!) partition on Emily’s computer to run some SanDisk software to remove the weird read-only partition on my flash drive. LMDE definitely boots faster than the traditional Ubuntu-based versions. I’ll have to play around with it a bit more before I can say for sure which I prefer.

9 March 2011

  • Up somewhat late, still managed to catch my bus.
  • Spent most of the day adding some fancy GPIO and muxing trickery in an attempt to solve a driver issue. Got it most of the way there but it hangs under certain conditions.
  • Hit the gym after work.
  • Attempted several times to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on my laptop, but after one false start and some trouble with the install media I had to put it off until tomorrow.