I’m Not Dead… Yet…

“The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” -Mark Twain

Hello, it’s been an interesting few years since the last blog post here. Moving to a small island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean seems to have killed of the blogging. Well it’s a new year and maybe it’s time to get this thing going again! There are so many things I can’t wait to write about that maybe the break was a good thing? Continue reading I’m Not Dead… Yet…

Two Months with Linux

I am a Business Analyst for a very large company and approximately two months ago I took a personal challenge to switch my work laptop to Linux. I was given the standard build of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) we run at the office that included the latest versions of Lotus Notes 8.5.2 and Lotus Symphony 3.0. The question I was seeking answers to was:

Has the Linux ecosystem come far enough to allow a user with generic office needs to do their job effectively?

The hardware used for this experiment is my corporate issued laptop, a Lenevo Thinkpad T410, not too shabby. REHL is certified for this hardware which has the base specification of a Corei5 processor, 4GB ram, 320GB hard disk, and all the standard fare. The IT supplied software build had all the hardware working with the right drivers, the VPN was ready to go, and the office printers were available.

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Headlight Restoration


While out shopping for other things, on a whim I purchased this headlight restoration kit. You see, the car the wife drives has one headlight that is so oxidized that I swear no light makes it though the lens. The kit was only $8 and works like most others kits out there.  The kit contains the typical tools for the job:

  • 3 sanding pads of various grits from 1800 to 8000 grit
  • 1 – 4 fl oz clarifying compound
  • 1 – 4 fl oz sanding lubricant
  • 1 – Lens sealant wipe

So here we go!

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