Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Good, The Better and the SCARY

Early in the year, Motley Fool said: Google was the Worst Stock to own in 2007.

What Fools!!!

In March, Google was selling for $440.00 a share, the lowest for the year, but still GOOD.

It's IPO, quite a few years ago, was around $80+ a share.

That might have been the report that Motley saw that precipitated that faulty advice.

However.....Just a few months later, the tide turned. And everyone was feeling peachy when it saw the good numbers for Apple and even Microsoft, last week.

Then the other Google Giant SHOE hit the Fan...

Today 10/31/2007, in after hours trading, Google hit 707.48 a share as of 6:48 PM ET.

During the day, most analysts were slack-jawed at the year-end closing performance of Google stock. But some hinted that it could cross the $900.00 mark before the end of the year.

How about that as being pretty Scary?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Why Does SuSE 10.2 Look as Lame as Windows Vista?

Because It's Not Ubuntu.

Being use to using MC (midnight commander) from the console for most of my filing chores, I typed mc in the console and SuSE "burped": What the heck is That?

After a couple of minutes of looking for the Softaware Updater in the morass of window-like boxes for program selection, I FOUND IT!.

Of course I tried YUM and Apt-Get and Synaptic first, but got the same lame response as I got looking for the very-basic utility MC.

openSuSE 10.2 "burped:" again, "Don't know about those tools, Dude..Remember, I'm pretty much lame out of the Box."

How do you stand it Miguel?

Anyway to make a short story LONG, I found the Software Installer and typed in MC in the search for software box. It found it in the time most other Distros would have installed it.

I clicked OK to install. It needed root authorization, so I had to ask to give it to me. It churned for a few more minutes and then "burped": It needed the installation DVD in the drive, before it could proceed.


I put in the DVD with openSuSE 10.2 on it, in the drive and the installer smiled a smug smile of dubious control.

Anyway, after more than 10 minutes, the "Installer" said the softeware (MC) was installed. What a pain in the TOOKus!

I wrote this Blog entry in the time openSuSE 10.2 took to install One Application: MC that should have been available at the start.

No wonder Ubuntu is winning the Distro Game.

Stay tuned, I'm sure there will be MORE openSuSE 10.2 pratfalls.

Monday, October 22, 2007

I-15 Traffic Cameras

I-15 Traffic Cameras from Website:
These links will direct you to and their links to Cameras on the I-15 so Please be respectful of their bandwidth. Thank You.
I-15/215 at Devore

I-15 Freeway at 215 Freeway
(sample shot from CalTrans Camera)
I-15 at Glen Helen
I-15 at Sierra
I-15 at Summit
I-15 at Cherry
I-15 at 210I-15 at Baseline
I-15 at Foothill
I-15 at Fourth
I-15 at I-10
I-15 at Airport
I-15 at Limonite
I-15 at Magnolia
I-15 at 91
I-15 at Temescal

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Digital Age

Did you hear the Death-Nell for analog last week?

I didn't either, since the Televised News Orgs prefer to ignore News with a capital N. Business Week had a story about it, but that nearly passed my attention span as well, being conditioned to take bite-sized snacks of news-fodder.

Anyway. here's the story: Best Buy stopped selling analog TV's on Wednesday, by making sure ALL Analog TV sets were Out of their Stores.

Haven't you been paying attention to Apple lately? We're in the Age of Digital. iPod this and iPod that.

Listen up, Digital is IN, Analog is OUT.

Okay, what does this mean? Are we not going to be able to see Desperate Housewives Tonight, or Heroes Tomorrow?

Settle down, commercial television won't let that happen Just Yet.

But on February 18, 2009, broadcasters will stop transmitting ANALOG Signals. Non-digital television sets that are not attached to a cable or satellite service and not equipped with special converter boxes will no longer work.

More than 60 million U.S. households fall into this category.

Since the government mandated this change, they have a deal or no deal for the 60 million desperate households.

After the first of the year, the government will be making available to each household two coupons worth $40 each that can be used to buy two converter boxes. Best Buy will sell coupon-eligible converter boxes starting in early 2008.

Aside from that, go get a Digital TV.

The Age of Digital is Here.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

From Ubuntu to Fedora- A tip of the Red Hat

I did a silly thing the other day by trying to reset my screen resolution from 1024x720 in Ubuntu. It was because I was
following a website that told me how to

Long story short: I screwed up my Ubuntu settings and had to reinstall Ubuntu. But I forgot that a new setup of Ubuntu only gives you User Access to the OS, not a place to login as ROOT.

Crap! Or as Peter Parker's Editor would say: Major Crap!

After trying Ubuntu in different distros (I have plenty) and since my son has been happy with Fedora Core 6 for a while, I said: "What the Hey..."

Well for the time being I'll be living in FC-6 land.

I'll probably go back to Ubuntu on my Notebook computer (the Acer with the 64bit AMD).

But for now, I'm Happy!