Archive for March, 2004

Photos: statue of soldiers in Raleigh

Monday, March 15th, 2004

I took a few pictures yesterday. Early this morning before work (around 7 or so), I uploaded and posted a few of the pictures to my website. You can see the photos of the soliders near the capitol.

Watch for more pictures from yesterday coming sometime soon.

Strange events near Baja Burrito

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

As a few of us from work were driving towards Suchi for lunch (it was either that or Udipi, another Indian restaurant). We looked over towards the parking lot of Baja Burrito to see that the lot was empty, blocked off by yellow police tape, and there were tons of police cars lining the roadside. Lots of officers outside were walking around and talking. Something definitely was going on.

It turns out that someone was on drugs and decided to rob a nearby Mission Valley store for some cigarettes and booze. Police promptly arrived. A scuffle ensued. The man had a drug-induced seizure. The authorities rushed him to the local hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

News coverage:

Crazy stuff.

Personal monorail

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

jrb posted a link to a web page (with pictures) of someone’s own personal monorail.

Seeing those pictures make me wonder if anyone has their own roller coaster in their backyard too (besides Michael Jackson).

Bluecurve-ized OpenOffice.org

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

I just posted a preview of Bluecurve OpenOffice.org icons on my Red Hat people page. Check it out; let me know what you think.

Right now, it only covers the major icons in OOo Writer (the word processing component), so there are many, many more icons to go (especially for one person)… but I’m working on it! (:

Macromedia software on Linux?

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

It looks like Macromedia is considering porting to Linux. ‘Bout time.

I wonder what they plan on using to port their software. I hope it’s a real port, and not something like CorelDRAW for Linux (which was a buggy product that ran under Wine, then was discontinued).

Hopefully Adobe will do a nice port of their Creative Suite soon.

Joel on beta tests

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

Joel Spolsky recently posted Top Twelve Tips for Running a Beta Test. It’s interesting to compare and contrast the list to Fedora‘s tests and Red Hat Enterprise Linux‘s betas.

Recent commuting to Red Hat

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

Curious as to what my commute to Red Hat has been recently? A certain recent comic strip looks like the roads in Raleigh. *Bump*bump*bump*