It’s Alive! But now what do I do with it?

Five Man Electrical Band – Signs

Today’s Quote: “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” -– Mario Andretti


A Greek and an Italian were drinking coffee one day discussing who had the superior culture.

Over triple lattes the Greek guy says, “Well, we have the Parthenon”.

Arching his eyebrows the Italian replies, “We have the Coliseum.”

The Greek retorts, “We Greeks gave birth to advanced mathematics.” The Italian, nodding in agreement, says, “But we built the Roman Empire.”

And so on and so on until the Greek comes up with what he thinks will end the discussion.

With a flourish of finality he says, “We invented sex!”

The Italian replies, “That is true, but it was the Italians who introduced it to women.”


FrankenWeb Update
Well, FrankenWeb is sitting on top of my chest freezer (a temporary location to be sure since Kahuna Mama won’t let me keep it there). Linux has been installed and that’s pretty much where things stand. It’s been a very long time since I’ve used Linux or Unix and I have regressed to the dummy stage. Look at this way, the last version of Linux I used was Slackware back in the days when the only GUI for Linux was X-Window.

I have to be logged in as root to shut down? What’s that about? And when I do try to run shutdown as root, it just lists the command line options. I really hate just to push the power button. What’s the best way to close a man page? See, I told you I had regressed back to dummy status. I’m not even a padawan learner at this point. I want to learn the ways of the Force. Who will take me as their padawan learner?

But anyway, I still need to find it a place for it to sit. I’m thinking about putting next to my domain controllers but I’m not sure there’s enough horizontal real estate there. That would be the ideal place to put it so I can attach a UPS and connect it to my KVM switch.


Music Trivia Quiz:
I had three days worth of country music trivia but I can only take so much country music at a time, so I’m saving the other C&W questions for another time.
1. What Faith Hill hit was previously recorded by Janis Joplin? A) Wild One B) Piece of My Heart C) Love Ain’t Like That
2. This post-grunge quartet’s 2001 hit Running Away appeared on a successful debut LP which went gold. A) Incubus B) Hoobastank C) Default
3. What song tells about “If you get caught between the moon and New York City”? A) Arthur’s Theme by Christopher Cross B) Lost in Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson C) Against the Wind by Bob Seger
4. What song says that some say love is a river and some say love is a razor? A) Crimson & Clover by Joan Jett B) Lonesome Loser by the Little River Band C) The Rose by Bette Midler
5. Who did Toto sing about in 1982 that made it to the top 20? A) Rosanna B) Gloria C) My Sharona


Can’t think of anything to put here.


Music Trivia Answers:
1. B) Piece of My Heart [Janis Joplin recorded it with Big Brother and the Holding Company on their 1968 album, Cheap Thrills (R. Crum’s artwork on the cover is great!) I can’t imagine anyone covering this song (except Erma Franklin (Aretha’s sister) who originally recorded it), especially a country singer. I just don’t think Faith Hill has enough soul to do it justice.]
2. B) Hoobastank
3. A) Arthur’s Theme by Christopher Cross [Peter Allen wrote this with Carole Bayer Sager. He came up with the line, “When you get caught between the moon and New York City” when his plane got stuck in a holding pattern waiting to land at JFK airport in New York. (Songfacts.com)]
4. C) The Rose by Bette Midler [This was written by Los Angeles singer/songwriter Amanda McBroom. Songfacts.com has the story behind that lyric. And while Joan Jett’s cover of Crimson & Clover wasn’t bad, I prefer the original by Tommy James & the Shondells.]
5. A) Rosanna [This is about actress Rosanna Arquette who was dating the keyboard player. She’d come by the studio and bring food for the band (Songfacts.com). Gloria was by Van Morrison, who recorded it with a group called Them. My Sharona was by The Knack. “Sharona” is Sharona Alpern, who is now a high-end real estate agent in California (Songfacts.com).]

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Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.

2 thoughts on “It’s Alive! But now what do I do with it?”

  1. Well, we can’t have ordinary users shutting the system down. It’s just more secure that way. Just do a sudo shutdown -h now if you really want to shutdown. Edit the /etc/sudoers file first and add your username and rights in there. When sudo prompts for a password, enter your password, not root’s.
    I’ll have to come over to help you set up your web services then. 🙂

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    1. FrankenWeb
      Thanks. I kind of figured that was to keep them pesky users from doing things they shouldn’t oughta. With Windows, it’s “You wanna do something really stupied to your system? Well, here’s how…”
      I’ve gone ahead and downloaded just about all of the .pdf documents I could find on Debian’s site. FrankenWeb has a home next to the Windows servers. The neighborhood is getting a little crowded. I need to figure out how to get my DNS to recognize it so I can reolve the name but I’m sure that’s a Windows issue. I figured out how to give it a static IP address and set the hostname.

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