Holiday, day 2: DIY and general geekery

This morning was spent doing DIY:

  • Installed new fluorescent light in the shed
  • Fixed “Kadesh” brass nameplate to shed door!
  • Fixed new bolt to back gate
  • Fixed new hose reel to the wall
  • Built CD bookcase extension from old bookcase
  • Trip to local dump (recycling centre)

This afternoon was spent doing geeky stuff

  • Sorting out my pile of old technology in the cupboard
  • Selling a few bits and pieces on eBay
  • Watching Dream Theater DVDs on my PC
  • Installed 120GB hard drive in Mum’s old PC (former HDD had died)
  • Currently installing Kubuntu 6.06 on it (to replace Windows XP Home)

That’s what holidays are for…

Published by

Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

2 thoughts on “Holiday, day 2: DIY and general geekery”

  1. Hi Bill e Bob — I’ve just linked to Kubuntu from the post. I installed it on my Mum’s old PC, which is currently being used as a ‘playground’ PC, ie one that I can mess around with. 🙂

    It’s a Linux distribution, based on the Ubuntu fork of Debian GNU/Linux, but unlike Ubuntu which uses the GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) interface Kubuntu uses KDE (K Desktop Environment).

    It’s really cool — you can download and run a Live CD version of both to check them out. Once when my main XP hard drive died I used a Ubuntu live CD as my main OS for about a week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.