As I posted earlier, I upgraded my computer yesterday. It was NOT fun. Now that the hard parts are mostly (I hope) over, I thought I’d rant about it.
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I’ve been putting off upgrading my home machine from RedHat 7.3 for years, it seems. RedHat is making noises about end-of-lifing 7.3, so I knew if I wanted the latest security patches, I was going to have to upgrade soon. This weekend was it.
What a royal pain.
I’ll probably post later about the joys and sorrows of upgrading, but for now let me just say that if I could have postponed it another year, I would have.
This post will also serve as a test to make sure I’ve finally got all the bits re-installed. Thank you CPAN.
I suffer from chronic pain. I have been since 1975 or so. Yup, 28 years of chronic pain out of 42 years of life. And much of the rest of it was no picnic either. I’ve tried just about every possible treatment or cure in that time. In actual fact, the doctors are baffled by what’s causing it.
The best article I ever read about it is here but unfortunately it will cost you $3 to read it.
One of the big problems I have is that every time I try a new avenue of treatment, I tell myself over and over again not to get my hopes up. But I do, and then when it doesn’t help I get extremely depressed. As well as conventional treatments, I also get my hopes up from reading about experimental treatments, even though I know that the god damned insurance companies will never pay for any of those.
Here’s another highly experimental treatment that will probably never see the light of day. But I’m going to get my hopes up about it anyway.
Wired News: Saving Pvt. Ryan … From Pain
What I’m currently working on is a digital content system for cinemas. So far, theatres and advertisers have been a little slow on the uptake. So this article is good news.
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Cinemas set for ‘digital revolution’
Bowling ball mortar. Be the envy of your gun club.