New truck

Wow, so much has happened since the last time I updated. I don’t really even know where to start…

I got a new truck, it’s a Toyota Tacoma. I’m really enjoying it. It’s a Jade Green 4×4. I’m sure I’ll never even take it off the road, but it is nice to know that I could if I wanted to.

We held our first Linux User Group meeting, the two of us who attended had a good time and learned quite a bit. I’m planning on holding another meeting on November 13. Hopefully we’ll at least double our attendance. I should also thank the good folks at Red Hat for sending me a box of stuff to give away at the next meeting.

And, I’ve been really working hard on Linux programming using GTK+. I seems a lot easier than Windows programming, but it could just be because I’ve already learned Windows programming. I’ll put up some screen-shots and code over on my Linux page as soon as I have something interesting to show.

New look

I decided to change my look a bit tonight. I found this cool font and just had to use it. The new look isn’t quite finished yet, but I thought it was close enough for now.

I’ll finish the update this weekend. E-mail me and let me know what you think.

Paris LUG

I’m starting a Linux User Group for people in the Paris area. Get all of the details at The Paris Area LUG Homepage.

Be sure to attend our first meeting on Saturday, October 9 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Paris ISD Administration Building, 1920 Clarksville St. Paris, TX. Please e-mail me if you have any more questions or if you’re interested in attending.

Home network

I got my old computer up and running last weekend. I spent my evenings getting it networked to my new computer and configuring IP Masquerading. I’m going to set up DNS and proxy caching this weekend to try and speed up my Internet access.

I also got my free copy of Solaris 7 in the mail today. Actually it cost me about $16 with shipping. Head over to Sun’s Developer Connection web site to get your copy. I can’t wait to check it out. It looks like I’ll have to find another computer to play with…

Rest in pieces

I decided to dedicate this weekend to putting my old Pentium 200 back together, and getting my network going again. Ever since I built my Pentium III 450, my other computer has just been sitting under the desk in pieces. I’ll need both of these machines when Diablo II finally comes out.

I’ll update the page again when everything is back to normal, and add some information on Linux networking and Samba.

End of the world?

Well, today was 9-9-99 and I didn’t see anyone’s computer blow up. NBC news said last night that today was supposed to be a big Year 2000 test. This whole Y2K thing seems to be getting a little out of hand.

Since my computer was still working, I thought I would go ahead and update my web pages. Let me know what you think.