Made a computer today, it was like Dr. Frankenstein's lab in the basement! I have 5 or 6 old computers I have gathered over the years, some mine, some not. I am loading the Ubuntu operating system, a member of the Linux family. I've always had windows computers, so this should be a hoot and a holler figuring it out. I've been wanting to do this for a long time, since I was planning to take it easy for a while, easy decision. If this one works, and doesn't start a fire, I'm going to make a mega computer to act as a server, I just have to figure out what that means!
Stress is not my friend, and from what I read on other blogs, I'm not the only MS'er that should avoid it. I feel like I'm having an outer body experience today, like I'm not all here. Just to head off the comments, yes, I have been told I wasn't all here before, a few bricks short of a load, a few fries... you get the point. My hands are extremely numb, feel like they are swollen 5X's their normal size. I am having problems with my eyes, first time in a long time. Everything is very bright, somehow hazy at the same time. I'm going to give it another day, if it gets worse I will deal with a probable exacerbation, but not today.
I've been thinking all day how easy it is to be nice to people, but how seldom I see it anymore. The wife and I were talking whilst at sea, the minimal effort involved dealing with in-laws, or parents in general. We are both closing in on 50, her 13 days before me, yippy, so logic says our parents aren't spring chickens anymore, and with that comes some issues we have to adapt to. Memories aren't what they once were, physical abilities wane, decisions need to made in how to handle the changes. We have to decided to listen to the stories again, answer the questions too, not make them feel bad about having done it. For those who choose not to be patient, not be caring, all I can hope is that they have one child that returns the favor down the road.