Posts Tagged ‘Friends’

Jakub’s last day

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Today is Jakub’s last day at Novell / SUSE. It’s been great working with him at the same company on so many awesome projects (many of which he mentioned on his blog post) over the past six years.

He’s done amazing work during this time, and I look forward to whatever he does next too.

A few things I miss…

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

I’ve been in Germany for two weeks now, and I miss a few things already…

morning flight

First of all, my family and friends back home (of course!). It was great to spend quite a bit of time with my family, and I was able to visit a few friends before the big move. (Hopefully they’ll come to visit in the months ahead…)

Outside of that, I wasn’t able to bring my books, and I’m missing the Wii a little bit too (I’ll need an NTSC-compatible TV)… and… a power adapter for my 750 GB IOmega hard drive… the one that all of my photos are on! (What a thing to forget! Oops!)

Now you know why my flickr page has not been updated recently… (Well, that, and I ought to go out and shoot a few pics.)

So, I apologize for not posting any of my pictures on flickr recently… (:

With that, I’ll end this post with a few of my favorite recently uploaded photos.

two sea jellies

dark side of the SCAD sign

affectionate tulips

window full of rockets on a rainy day

View more of my photos at Flickr!

GUADEC has ended… and there aren’t enough pictures of jdub holding massive amounts of ice cream on Planet GNOME

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

Jeff Waugh, a bunch of people from Sun, and I had a great dinner at Bella Italia in Birmingham Thursday night during the excellent (and rainy) week of GUADEC 2007.

The dessert Jeff is holding in the pictures above looked like a ton of ice cream and, indeed, it turned out to be quite a massive amount.

I’ll have more photos from GUADEC uploaded soon, as well as many from my England travels (from the week prior).

GUADEC photo safari 2007

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

If you’re going to be in Birmingham, UK for either LugRadio or GUADEC this year, have a little extra time in between, and would like to have a photography meet up… simply email, IM, and/or post a comment on my blog.

You can contact me at my gmail address, which is my first name and last initial. “garrettl” and what follows after is the @ sign and, of course, the domain This works for both email and IM (through Jabber / Google Talk).

Attention! I have a new phone number

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Until approximately an hour ago, I had the same phone number for several years (approximately 3/4 of a decade). Now, I have a new phone number. If you want to know it, do the following:

Type the following into your browser’s location bar: My first name and last name (without spaces), “.com”, then a forward slash “/”. After that, type my old phone number (without parenthesis) and press enter. You should then see my new cell phone number!

With the new number, please update all of your contact info on your cell phone, address book software, and sticky notes. Thanks!

Why the switch? Simple, really… my Motorola v300 was horrible! I was unable to hear (except in speakerphone — and then only sometimes), the UI was bad, it would crash quite often, and neither of our phones would recieve any signal at our house.

We just started using nice (non-flip) Nokias (with Verizon instead of T-Mobile) and we’re loving it.

Ironman Trae

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Trae, a good friend of mine (and the guy behind and way back in the day), is going to be doing the Ironman thing (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run, all in under 17 hours) in Florida this weekend, on November 5th.

You can keep track of him (and cheer him on) by visiting by searching for his name or his number, 797. Of course, he has more information about it all too, at his website.

Trae, we’ll be watching you from afar and wishing you the best of luck!

About the laptops…

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

After Tuomas (tigert) arrived from his long plane flight, he opened up his laptop in a cube at work, resuming it from its suspended sleep. I was also in the same cube.

He then proceeded to show me something, but as soon as he pointed to it (with his finger toward the screen), the display went black. After trying all sorts of keypresses to wake the blank laptop, he decided to try to power cycle it. Weird things were happening on boot, and it would decide to either go blank or reboot at seemingly random places on start up. It even began having problems in the BIOS screen.

All of the laptop problems were eerily familiar — it was what my IBM ThinkPad was doing when I first got it. The difference was mine was on the first day and his was just this past week. Much like my laptop, his laptop’s cure is to get a motherboard replacement, so it was sent off to the service department.

Meanwhile… I also have a Mac laptop, so I have been using it while Tuomas has been using my ThinkPad (with his hard drive swapped out for mine). I don’t think he’ll get his laptop back before the conference, in around an hour…

Anyway, I just wanted to state the reason why I will have a Mac at the GNOME Summit instead of my ThinkPad.