February 28, 2006

It worked!

Well, the post below (and this one, I hope) seems to have worked. Now I should get back to it. :)

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Blogging from the Gnome Panel

For those who don't yet know, I'm running Linux on my laptop. I choose the Gentoo installation because of it's insane customizability. I'm happy with it so far. I hope to post more about the fun of making that happen later.

For now, I just wanted to post from my newly installed (or "emerged" in Gentoo terms) gnome-blog. It's a handy blogging utility for the Gnome panel.

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February 06, 2006

Sad day for Telegrams

It seems Western Union sent their last Telegram back on Friday. The technologies been around since before the Civil War.

While it won't be in use at Western Union, I wonder if anyone else will pick it up to use it for something innovative. I know it's "just" sending telegrams, but it seems like a pretty large nail in the coffin of analog technology--something I actually want to avoid.

I guess I'm going to have to move "Learning Morris code" back up to the top of the list. Don't want to see another good technology drift into the unknown. I'll put it right under "Sheep Shearing..." :)

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