Miller High Life beer, “The Champagne of Beers”, celebrated it’s 100th anniversery yesterday. First brewed in 1903 by Frederick Miller here in Milwaukee, the brew is still one of the top 6 or 7 sellers for Miller Brewing if I recall from the tour we took a year ago.. Here’s to another 100 years ‘Living the High Life’! Cheers :)
It’s been a while since the Windows Webserver Hall of Shame has been updated, but that doesn’t mean Windows based webservers across the world have stopped crashing!
The latest honoree to be added: The Nevada Appeal of Carson City.
Just in case I forgot to send anyone the e-vite for our new years eve party, check out this link for details!
Get ready to “Party Like a Rock Star” this New Year’s Eve by dressing up as your favorite pop/rock star from the past and lounging ‘Back Stage” at Jen & Dan’s new house! If you’re not dressed up, get ready to play the role of ‘groupie’!
In addition to exercizing your right to party, get ready to exercize your vocal chords too because we’ll also have a karaoke machine to ring in the New Year with!
We’ll have appetizers and drinks starting around 9pm – If you need directions to the new place, feel free to call 414-. We’ll also have some space for anyone who wants to crash with us overnight!
Last week our prez had this to say in a televised address to the American people announcing the capture of Saddam:
The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator’s footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. – Dec 14th 2003
Well it turns out our intelligence had nothing to do with it, as virtually every newspaper outside America is now reporting:
Saddam Hussein was captured by US troops only after he had been taken prisoner by Kurdish forces, drugged and abandoned ready for American soldiers to recover him, a British tabloid newspaper has reported.
Saddam came into the hands of the Kurdish Patriotic Front after being betrayed to the group by a member of the al-Jabour tribe, whose daughter had been raped by Saddam’s son Uday, leading to a blood feud, reported the Sunday Express, which quoted an unnamed senior British military intelligence officer.
Nothing ground breaking here of course; another tall tale by the prez being ignored by the mainstream US press.
Meanwhile, be on the look out for anything suspicous because just in time for Christmas, Tom Ridge has a present for Americans: ELEVATED ALERT LEVEL ORANGUTAN ORANGE!! Have a
Merry Vigilant Christmas!
The newest edition of the Linux family is here, just in time for Christmas!
The 2.6 kernel has improvements in SMP, the VM, offers pre-emptive scheduling, a new sound architechture, crypto enhancements, and of course XFS!
Pardon me while I check to see if a certain XFS patch made it into the main 2.6 kernel yet ;)
Man I have wierd friends.. Russ just sent me some software via USPS, which isn’t wierd in itself untill you check out the packaging he encased the software in:
This is the probably the most indestructable packaging I’ll ever have the pleasure of receiving something in, and at the same time, the most humerous :)
Russ was kind enough to post a step by step proceedure for building the entire ‘indestructable packaging’ on his website. The only mark on the package/small shield is a huge question mark in black marker, which I can only assume was added by a befuddled USPS employee who was just as shocked (and yet impressed) at the quality
construction of the package as I was!
For as long as I can remember, people in South Eastern Wisconsin have been tempted by rumors of a Lake Michigan ferry service that would allow us to bypass the headache that is Chicago freeway traffic when driving towards the East.
According to this story in yesterday’s paper, it looks like ferry service is finally becoming a reality. Trial runs for the service between Milwaukee and Muskegon MI are expected to start this Spring with full service to start around June. The ride won’t be cheap at about $100 per car, but for those who believe the time is money mantra, it’s worth every penny to be able to drop into Central Michigan in just over two hours.
The ship is a pretty impressive sounding hybrid aluminum catamaran which the newspaper story goes into more technical detail about. Regarless of tech specs though, it’s a pretty exciting development for those of us along the lake!
If he were still alive, Jim Morrison would have turned 60 years old this past Monday. Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger joined fans at Jim’s grave at the Pere Lachaise cemetary in Paris for a small ceremony and vigil to mark the occasion.
I’ve been using XFS for just over three years and can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve been working on a patch over the last few months for the 2.6 kernel for a hardware specific XFS bug that causes it to crash on a particular Dual AMD motherboard. Getting a major chunk of code into the Linux kernel is a pretty big deal, especially when you consider that many of the main kernel developers don’t care much for XFS (whether thats because they develop their own competing filesystem (ext3, reiserfs, jfs) or because they still think of XFS as an archaic Irix filesystem) and there are a few XFS hooks into the VM of the linux kernel.
This is kind of a big deal because future stable 2.4 kernel releases will come with XFS ‘out of the box’ meaning device developers (for one) will be able to incorporate the features XFS brings to the table into their products and not have to worry about maintaing their own seperate kernel branch where XFS is included. This move also makes a lot of sense because XFS is already in the 2.6 kernel tree.
So thanks to all the folks who work on XFS for bringing a great filesystem into the mainstream!
I thought a change of homes in the ‘real’ world warranted a change of scenery here in my virtual world too.. So I’m gonna be mucking with the look and feel of my website today. Things might look a bit goofy for a while, but I’ll have it all arranged soon :)
Jenny and I are officially home owners!
Speaking of hard work, it looks like we’ve got no shortage of small house projects to keep us busy for the next few months! I didn’t realize untill we walked through the house after signing the papers yesterday all the things that’ll need to be done. Wow.
Regardless, we’re both pretty excited and relieved at the same time. I for one am looking forward to retrieving the Sunday morning paper wearing a robe and bunny slippers ! ;)