The Grand Fallacy

Linux, musical road-dogging, and daily life by Paul W. Frields
 
The Grand Fallacy

It’s been a busy day. The major thing I accomplished today was customizing a network boot & installation disk for our office to install Red Hat Linux 7.3. At some point I’ll write a little article and post it here describing how I did it. It was actually quite simple; …

Another Monday in paradise! The Man Who Wasn’t There was fantastic as expected. Highly recommended. < p>A coworker and I were talking about kids and agreed that the current trend of education toward making all kids feel “validated” and “positive” about their work, regardless of accuracy, is damaging to the …

Evie was a lot of fun today. We took her to the farmers’ market and walked all around town, including one of the prettiest residential areas in town. We saw our dream house there, and it was for sale… unfortunately we won’t be able to afford it for, oh, about …

Hadn’t practiced in a few days because I was very busy at work and at home… but last night I noodled for about 45 minutes and found that I was a little re-energized after my “time off.” I remember encountering the same phenomenon for the first time in high school …

I’m downloading Red Hat Linux 7.3 today at work. I found a pretty fast mirror so hopefully I’ll have it by the end of the day. The world’s best operating system just got better! I’m using RHL for my band’s Web server as well as for just about everything I …

Today I am making good progress on some lecture material I am preparing for a symposium in August. It’s good to have a little lull at work to get this done. Haven’t been online much today so I don’t have anything interesting to blog. Sorry.

The world’s greatest rock band, Del Amitri, has a new record out, Can You Do Me Good?, but it hasn’t found a distributor in the States since their old label, A&M, was folded into PolyGram and subsequently most bands on that label were dropped as part of the sale to …

We watched Mulholland Drive on Saturday night. What a creepy movie! Definitely David Lynch’s best work since Blue Velvet. If you don’t like David Lynch this movie will definitely not make you a fan, but if you are you should not miss this film. I think Eleya figured out the …

Big movie night on tap for tonight! We probably won’t watch all of them tonight, but I got a hold of Training Day, Mulholland Drive, Made, and Ghost World. I’ll post my thoughts after we’re done with at least a few of them. < p>Evie was an absolute angel today. …

I found some cheap soft-sided rifle cases that will fit Sticks (albeit snugly). They’re made by a company called Allen, and I got one at Sports Authority for $13. There’s no shoulder strap and no accessories pocket, but Eleya can sew those on for me. It’s amazing how you learn …