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…

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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.

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