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Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
29Aug
2006
Tue
21:17
author: Stingray
category: Ubuntu
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My Own Linux Box

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

For a while, now, I've been "around" linux users. They talk up the OS like its the best things since the invention of the personal computer.

While I was at the University of Florida, I got my first taste of using *nix, as my internet account was on a unix machine. So, I was able to learn some basic *nix commands. Ever since then, I made it a point to keep a unix shell account somewhere (something I still have with Freeshell).

Now, I actually have a linux box to call my own. I ordered a nice little laptop off of eBay and loaded a Ubuntu linux on it. I've kinda always played around with the idea of having my own linux machine, but couldn't pull myself away from Windows (and, for some things, I still feel more comfortable using Windows). That's why I got this computer.

18Aug
2006
Fri
12:39
author: Stingray
category: My Ramblings
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For the Ornithologist in All of Us

Hungry Little Birdies

A little over a month ago, Genevieve noticed that some birds were building a nest right under the eaves of our house, atop the house number. It was a muddy contraption suitable only for small birds, especially since there was little room upon the house number for anything larger than a canary or parakeet.

For a while it seemed as if the nest was abandoned, so I decided to take a look. I grabbed a mirror, stood on a chair, and peeked in. I saw four little, blue eggs.