The Non-Technology Post
First, contrary to popular belief, yes, that is my daughter in the blog banner up there. She was being funny.... and I originally did a cool blog banner of me in some wierd pretzle yoga pose. Someone told me it might not be so professional to have myself in some wierd contortion on my blog ("sorta like yoga, just less flexible" tag line or not) so I switched to the funny picture of my daughter. She, by the way, LOVES that she is on the cover of my blog. She feels quite famous.
I have lost my entire 2 year old computer to Windows Vista. WOW is right. I attempted to install it... yes, I turned off the RAID drives... and I'm still met with the nice, pretty, 80s Blue Screen of Death that reports Unmountable Boot Volume and, even when I get around that, an O/S that reports missing hard drives and a host of other error messages when I turn upside down, spin this way and that and try to repair it. I've now ordered a new pre-configured with Vista Dell. A horrendous waste of money but if time is money, probably a decent value.
My son is 9. He is in 3rd grade and this week they have their final 3rd grade project which is a book report. The book report has to be on someone famous. My son, in his father's shadow, is doing his book report on Tony Hawk. I noted on the list of reports that someone in his class is doing Mr. Bill Gates. I thought this was great. I asked my son tonight what he knew about Bill Gates and he said only that when I got up to "his office" I bring back a toy (hahahahaha -- that would be called SWAG). The kids have to do a "wax museum" implementation of their book report meaning that they have to BE the character. I can't wait to see who Bill Gates is.... I have many questions.