Notes from a Monday.

Personal tidbits from today… Mom is back in the hospital again. She’s suddenly got a lot of pain again and can’t bear to walk or be upright. The orthopedic surgeon is not sure what the problem is, but thinks it might be a nerve pinched in the new hardware in …

This is what happens, Larry, when you don’t have a good Hallmark card stored up somewhere.

I wanted to take a moment to let everybody know about the splendiferousness of somebody very special. Why here? Because at least 71.9% of all the awesome stuff this person does makes it possible for me to do my job as FPL and be a software freedom advocate every day. …

Grab bag of goodies.

Preview Release. First, the goodiest of the goodies: Fedora 10 Preview Release is out today. Grab a torrent and start seeding the love! (Don’t forget to add vga=0x317 or the like to your GRUB to see the hot new Plymouth feature at work.) Update: Jeremy tells me that this is …

Everybody loves rehab.

I’ve been a little scarce after hours recently because of some family matters here in Virginia. My mom has had progressively worsening back problems for a while now, and this week she had another surgery, just a few weeks following the previous one. Right now she’s in a full-time rehab …

The silver lining.

The obvious. Obviously many of you know now how I spent my last week, since it wasn’t blogging. ? It’s been said many times already, and can’t be overstated, that our Fedora Infrastructure team has proved their mettle by basically razing and rebuilding the skeleton of our project over the …

The curse of four eyes.

Last week my daughter, who’s seven, went for a regular eye check up. As a result, yesterday we went to order her first pair of prescription eyeglasses. Two, actually — we assume she’ll lose one, since she doesn’t have to wear them for reading. The optometrist told my wife, “Oh, …

Getting in tune.

It’s not a bad idea, before you embark on a week-long trip away from home, leaving your wife with the mutant beasties called “children,” to make sure you give her a sanity break. So I sent Eleya out today to go see “The Dark Knight” on her own. I still …

Notes on a weekend.

It was a nice weekend even though it was blisteringly hot. Saturday my wife took my daughter out for haircuts and some shopping, so I stayed at home with Trouble (we should probably just get around to changing my son’s name legally) and we played a bit. I also checked …