Thursday, November 20, 2008

OpenSUSE 11.1 is coming

I've installed and am experimenting with the beta5 release of my preferred Linux distribution, OpenSUSE. It looks and feels good. You can read all about it on the OpenSUSE web site.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Amazing Trip to Washington, DC

Originally uploaded by Mark Waite
As part of a fund raising auction for RETT syndrome, we won the bidding for a round trip ticket on Frontier Airlines to any location in the continental U.S., along with a one night stay in a Hyatt hotel.

Ever since I was a kid, I had dreamed of visiting the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. I was 8 years old when Apollo 11 landed astronauts on the moon, and I spent all my Cub Scout and early Scouting years fascinated with space flight, airplane flight, and general technology.

The trip started well, with an easy checkin on the airline. Halloween may not be a very popular day to fly, especially before 8:00 AM. Frontier treated us very well!