Monthly Archive: October 2012

Concession Stand Worker Extraordinaire!

This evening after work, I get to work the concession stand at the Notre Dame football game.  All parents with kids at Notre Dame are required to volunteer 14 hours throughout the year.  I think we’ve put in four so far.  I don’t even like football!  But, to tell you the truth, I always enjoyed working concession stands as a kid.  Hopefully it will still be fun now that I am an adult!

Ubuntu 12.10 Launched!

Ubuntu is so lucky… It has a birthday every six months!  Happy 12.10 birthday Ubuntu!  I’ve got it installed and running on my computer, but I really haven’t gotten much chance to play around with it as I’ve been at work or grocery shopping.  I have managed to find a nice, little bug in the proprietary nvidia graphics driver installer.  Other than that, I haven’t really done a whole lot with it.  Patience, patience…

Ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8

Later this month, both of the operating systems that I use will release upgraded versions.  I use both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 right now.  Windows 8 will be coming out on October 26th, and Ubuntu 12.10 is scheduled to come out October 18th.  I’m getting excited.  I’m looking forward to Ubuntu 12.10, though I’m a little leary about Windows 8.  I’m not sure I’m going to like it, but I have been playing with Windows Server 2012 in a Virtual Machine.  So far, it seems okay.  Maybe I’ll download the Windows 8 evaluation to use in a VM as well…