Spring Showers?


Making it once a month, but I should do more..

Spring break is over, and now, we moving to the crazy season. With number 3 starting to play soccer (as is number 2), I am still coaching number 1 at volleyball. For those keeping score at home, that is 3 games a week on two days for 8 weeks. I might have time...

Why, hello there


Happy Leap Day!

Another month has gone by, and things have been busy. In addition to all the normal crazy that is life with kids, I have been elected to the kids pre-school board of directors. Now, the oldest two no longer go there, but the youngest will be there another year, any my term is three years, so there will be a bit of time when I will not have a kid there. They did ask me before, but that was years ago, and I was not in a position to be able to do that back then.

In other, but more geeky, news, February saw me running FreeBSD as my OS for the month. There was only one thing in which I needed Linux for, and it was something I know I could do under FreeBSD, but I had not set up my machine to run that program yet. Will I keep it up? Probably, although the lack of supported sleep on the current laptop, an Acer C720 Chromebook, is a major downer. I may need to see if I can do something about it, as it appears to work fine under Linux.

Where did the time go?


Wow...end of January already? Where has the time gone?

We are already three weeks into the Winter Volleyball season, and the team is doing great. Going into last Friday's game, we are undefeated, and in second place out of 7 teams.

This weekend, the boy and I did the sleep-aboard program on The USS Lexinton, and he had a blast. I did not get a chance to take too many photos, but I will see if I can get some up.

Everybody is doing well, and school is keeping them busy, which is good.

A Christmas Present for you


Happy Christmas day for those who celerbate, and happy Friday for those who don't.

I have added two new links to the sidebar. The first is just a link to my privacy statement. No big deal...I don't store stuff, and I don't collect stuff. Simple.

The other is to a local photo gallery which I will try to remember to update as I get more interesting pictures to share.

Here is to 2015 being almost over.

Happy Thanksgiving for the US crowd


I really need to work on this.

For the US based folks reading this, Happy Thanksgiving. I have a short break, and then it is back to the office. For the first time in years, I am being a real sysadmin and running systems. The major problem is that I have not done this in 4.5 years, and the place where I have landed has not had enough staff to keep up with everything. So, I am in firefighting and clean-up mode. I have spent part of my day in the production data center this week, and I get to go back tomorrow. All simple stuff, but just needed somebody to go do it.

On the FreeBSD front, one of my servers died the other weekend, so I went ahead and replaced the drives with 2T and rebuilt it to FreeBSD. Trying something new, it is 11-CURRENT. I also finally got FreeBSD back on my 'big' laptop, but I have not gotten everything fully configured yet, so I am not using it just yet.

Tomorrow, the silly season starts in full, so I am glad I am not in retail any more.

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