Today Fedora 7 was released to the wild. Kudos to everyone that helped make Fedora 7 a reality.
I think I’ve found a new show to watch to fill the void left by the departure of “The OC” which filled the void left by “Beverly Hills, 90210”, that show is called “Hidden Palms” As you can see I like cheesy television. I’m not sure why I like these type of shows, maybe it’s reliving my youth or simply because I just like bad television 🙂
Finally DRM-free songs are available on iTunes. I only had 10 songs out of 500 that could be upgraded to the new DRM-free format which I promptly paid the $3.00 to upgrade all of them. The songs are still AAC format (m4a vs. m4p) with higher 256 kbps bitrate. I didn’t notice much change in quality, but for the first time I could play a song purchased on iTunes in Banshee (of course I needed gstreamer-plugins-bad from livna). At least I didn’t have to burn the songs to CD, then rip them again in Linux.
Yes I realize I could just buy the CD and avoid the whole issue, but I really like the instant gratification of clicking the BUY button and having the music NOW!
Now I can tell the kids that daddy’s work helped make “Shrek the Third” 🙂
“In all, 150 HP workstations were used in the making of “Shrek the Third,” with almost half of those using the standard configuration of HP’s xw9300 high-performance workstation, which features two AMD dual core Opteron 275 processors, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation RHEL 4, an nVidia Quattro FX 3450 graphics card, 4GB RAM, a 400GB SATA hard disk, a 70GB SCSI hard disk and dual monitors.”
Today is Liz’ birthday. I’m working from home today to help her out on this wonderful day. We had a busy morning already. Adan and Marco woke us up at 6:19am to give Liz her birthday cards and presents. Then we let her sleep in afterwards (until 9am actually).
The boys helped me bake a carrot cake. Adan poured in the water, I did the eggs, and Marco put in the oil. Both Marco and Adan got a chance to use the mixer, and to lick the blades when we were done mixing 🙂 That’s the best part in my opinion.
Adan had his first t-ball game last night. He did great. He got a base hit and did a fine job in left center field. Check out some of the pictures. More pictures coming soon.
The One Laptop Per Child effort will be profiled on 60 Minutes, this Sunday, May 20th (CBS), at 7pm ET/PT.