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Introduction-Ubunut

So I recently (last week) upgraded my lappy to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, and, so far, I’m a fan. I’ve been using Ubuntu for nearly two years now (since Feisty Fawn) and have only briefly looked back at Windows or over at Macintosh just for a sense of ubiquity and compatability. With Jaunty, I’m content with the slick new interface combined with the traditional ease of use that Ubuntu has come to offer.

I am by no-means an expert with Ubuntu–or Linux, for that matter–but I am a long-standing fan of Open Culture and Open Source. I’ve been working with Windows for years trying to come up with ways to tweak it and customize it to fit my own personal tastes and expectations, so, naturally, Linux was a Godsend with its seemingly endless customization options.

I started this blog with the idea that I would keep it as a repository for all the knowledge I’ve collected from the seemingly endless changes and tweaks I put my systems under. Mainly as a way to organize them and recall them in case of other blogs and forums going by the wayside. Second, I thought that others might have the same questions that I did and would like an easier method of finding answers than scouring hundreds of pages of forum posts.

Last thing of note for this introduction, the name is not a typo. Well, it is (and probably a common one), but intentional as I like the play on words implied (Ubuntu Nut, Ubunut). The only other semi-clever idea I could come up with was “Sit, Ubu, Sit.”

One Man Band

Arthur Nanake of America’s Got Talent fame(?) performs at the Santa Monica Pier.

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Cruising down US-23

Late nights in Middle Georgia.

At the fair

Riding the chainsaw ride at the town fair in Cochran.

Lavapalooza 2008

The Cola Wars

Beware the beverage-educational complex!

Local news coverage (WSB-TV-Atlanta and WXIA-Atlanta, circa 1999) of two Cobb County High Schools (Walton and Harrison) selling out to soft drink companies (Coke and Pepsi, respectively), the reaction, and the lone protester! This was probably one of those things that made me a bit of a legend amongst the halls of HHS….

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As if we really thought we could make a difference. As if we really thought we could fight City Hall. As if we really thought we could fight the beverage bureaucracy.

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Even my baby sister got in on the action, making posters:

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Even the writers of MTV’s Daria seemed to be in on the riot (though, I’m sad to say, they probably didn’t get the idea exclusively from me):