September 23rd, 2009

monkey science

New laptop

It turns out that I can get a discount on an already-cheap laptop through work, and my old PowerBook is finally dying. So I'm now posting on a new Dell, running Ubuntu.

Oddly enough, it even shipped with Ubuntu. I figure I should encourage that kind of thing, especially if I can do it cheaply.
checking it for errors?

Brezsny says...

This week, Brezsny tells the Gemini:

Novelist James Patterson has signed a deal with a publisher to churn out 17 new books between now and the end of 2012. (By comparison, it took me six years to write my first book, nine years to write my second, and five years for my third.) According to my reading of the astrological omens, you Geminis will have James Patterson-like levels of fecundity for at least the next four weeks. I suggest you employ that good mojo to create a masterpiece or two.

And to my moon sign, Leo, he says:

What exactly is a "wild goose chase," anyway? Does it refer to a frenetic and futile hunt for an elusive prey that's never caught? Or might it also mean the meandering pursuit of a tricky quarry that after many convoluted twists and turns results in success and generates a lot of educational fun along the way? Either definition could apply to your wild goose chase in the next three weeks, Leo. Which one will ultimately win out will probably depend on two things: 1. how well you detect the false leads you get; 2. how determined you are to be amused rather than frustrated by all the twists and turns.

Those seem to dovetail nicely. Given the amount of stuff that isn't basically my forte that I'm doing lately, there's plenty of room on both fronts.