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Misc [Oct. 21st, 2003|02:53 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Got vmware 4.0.15 running win2k under Linux 2.6.0-test-bk8+vmware patch. Goal: play with Windows iTunes. Fun stuff. I like the included radio streams. Too bad it took 4 reboots to get Win2k fully patched. Why can't Windows update do it in one reboot? (or zero, rather)

A salesperson came in the office to sell phone/net access and recognized LJ/me from when I was in the Oregonian. Amusing. But better was when I called CDW last week or so to order monitors and the random saleslady I was assigned to knew of LiveJournal. ("Oh yeah, my friends and I use that....") Then it's always, "Wow, did you think it'd get this big?" or, "Must feel pretty good to have a hobby project turn into such a big thing." Ferrell put up a NO SOLICITORS sign. Problem solved.

I ordered a hot tub. Spend the weekend digging a hole and shoveling dirt/rock with my parents to build the pad. Electrician coming Thursday. Concrete guy coming sometime. Hot tub coming Nov 6. That'll be fun. I wanted to do this last year, but never got around to it, and then summer came.

We ordered a bunch of LCDs but it's taking forever for them to be delivered. They're just down the street but we can't pick them up.

[User Picture]From: olliejeff
2003-10-21 03:07 pm (UTC)
I was quite impressed with the amount of foam from the frog fountain when "someone" put dishsoap in it.

Imagine what a hot tub could produce....Hmmmmm....
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From: psyche
2003-10-21 03:13 pm (UTC)
Put a fence around the hot tub if you haven't already considered it. A hot tub is an awesome tool for seducing a woman.
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[User Picture]From: supersat
2003-10-21 03:13 pm (UTC)
Windows XP downloads all of the updates during the installation process, so theoretically you shouldn't have that problem with it.

Microsoft DOES tend to want to reboot more than necessary (for example, when a system service is patched... they could easily restart the service but instead choose to make you reboot), but they're getting better about it, as are third-party developers. I remember a time when installing ANYTHING, no matter how trivial, caused the setup app to ask you to reboot.
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[User Picture]From: clarkk
2003-10-21 03:37 pm (UTC)

> Windows XP downloads all of the updates during the installation
> process, so theoretically you shouldn't have that problem with it.

It does? The last time I installed it, I had all the security updates and Service Pack 1 to apply after install. Thankfully, I was on a private network (via NAT) so the XP box didn't get attacked before I could get the patches installed.

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[User Picture]From: supersat
2003-10-21 06:51 pm (UTC)
In theory it does, but it's been a long time since I've installed XP (before SP1 was released). I just remember a "downloading updates" part of the installation.
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[User Picture]From: clarkk
2003-10-22 12:15 am (UTC)
Ahh... That could be it. I've not done an install from one of the CDs with SP1 pre-applied.
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2003-10-21 05:15 pm (UTC)
i think they need a "beware of brad" sign :)
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[User Picture]From: sandy
2003-10-21 07:36 pm (UTC)

Ha, Ha, Ha,

So true!
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[User Picture]From: ferrell
2003-10-21 05:22 pm (UTC)
Would a picture of a 300lb man holding a baseball bat to go along with the 'no solicitors' sign help?
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