Tuesday, January 31, 2006


I've been having some problems getting this post done. I thought blogger was giving me problems. After some surfing through forums, it seems Firefox 1.07 is the problem. It sometimes has memory leaks, and causes the GNOME desktop for Linux to freeze up. I'll need to upgrade to Firefox 1.5, but I'm just sooo lazy. Linux may be better than Windows in some respects, but in others, it can be frustrating. Reminds me of the Windows 98 days. I guess I'd rather have crashes than Viruses, Spyware, and Adware. I have a 200 gig harddrive on my Linux Desktop. Way too big a harddrive for a computer. In my opinion, most computers don't need more than a 100 gig drive, and could probably do with just a 60 gig, so long as it's a fast one. The larger harddrives should be saved for storage of files, music, videos, etc. Whether you're using Windows, Mac, or Linux OSes, you're going to have to reinstall your OS, or upgrade/update your OS frequently, and issues come up. You'll need to be able to reinstall the OS quickly, without losing any of your files.

On Sunday, we went to Disney's Animal Kingdom, to see Expedition Everest.

Expedition Everest is awesome. The rollercoaster goes forwards, then backwards, the forwards again, all on different tracks. Throughout the ride, you have encounters with the Yeti.

Just as cool as the ride is the Q-line. It looks like you're walking through an actual Nepalese village.
The view through the Q-line makes the time go by much quicker. You get to walk through this courtyard, a small temple (supposedly to appease the Yeti), an explorers shack, and an exibit showing information about the Lost Expedition with some pictures showing what looks like a Yeti attack. Walking through the Q-line keeps you occupied by setting up the story for the ride.

Nancy liked the ride too. She wasn't too happy with the idea of standing in line for 2 hours -that's what we were told. Luckily, the Q-line is well designed to keep your attention by telling a story, and it really lasting only 45 minutes.

My classes are going really well. I'm looking forward to being able to do three or more classes at a time. Breaking into it again (doing 1 class, then 2 classes), and starting off with a perfect grade is a confidence builder. My studies in skill acquistion have helped too.

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