February 13, 2013

  • Oh geeze, it’s been 18 months..

    ..since my last post.

    Ok, I’ll be a little more active now. :) even though I don’t have any readers anymore. hehehe.

    I’ve been a little busy in January.  Doing photoshoots, like real honest photoshoots.. for me!  It’s been roughly 10 months since I did a shoot for myself and that was with Beckie.  Since then I’ve been working with some really great models, Francesca, Alyssa, Angela, and Allie.  Of course, I can’t forget to mention the awesome and uber talented Wendy Tran who’s been handling the makeup artistry and hair styling.  Seriously, if you need a talented artist, she’s your girl!

    To the other four, if you’re reading this, yes, I’ll have you your photos, I’m editing them!  But been busy with a few other things as well.

    To the readers, here’s a photo from last spring.

August 27, 2011

  • omg, facial oil really does work on dvds.

    I have a copy of snow leopard that’s pretty scratched up.  But apparently rubbing my forehead and my noise on it and then evenly distributing the oils across the surface and the scratches allowed me to pull a DMG off it and create a new dvd to use in my MacBook Pro rebuild!

June 25, 2011

  • Life as a Linux n00b

    If you want to start learning how linux works from the ground up, one of the best things to do is not download a full featured linux distribution (distro) like Ubuntu or Fedora, but instead, download and install a Server edition like Ubuntu server.  You’ll have nothing but a command line interface when you first boot up, but you’ll have a lot more appreciation for what folks have done to make a robust operating system like Linux into something much more user friendly.

    Some of the challenges you’ll face as a newb are the following:

    • command line interface? omg, what am i supposed to do with this, i’m not a h4x0rz! (user@server:~$)
    • Why do I have to be God to do anything??? (sudo)
    • Bringing the OS up to date (apt-get update)
    • Installing a GUI (x) interface
    • Setting up Remote Desktop
    • Installing a Web Browser (What, firefox isn’t just download and execute?!  I have to install libraries??? what’s GTK+?!?!?!?!?!)
    • Installing applications

    The whole reason Linux Server OSs are the best to train on is the fact that they’re stripped down to the bare essentials to run.  As a server, you’ll most likely install ssh server, a few libraries, maybe a web server, a database app, and a few other server specific applications (perhaps even compile a custom kernel!).  There’s no need to clutter it up with software like a graphical user interface, web browser, or even vnc server.  Because of the apparent lack of applications, these server OSs are much more performant (yes, performant is a word… in french… oops). 

June 16, 2011

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