STILL Playing With A Linux Server!

Which, except for a run to the Post Office to send the Netflix off, and my usual chores, is about all I’ve done today. Well, did take 15 minutes and talk to NC7V down Vista, CA way on 20-meters around 1515.


Tried installing the latest Ubuntu Server but it kept erroring out unable to install Boxsomething. Even tried re-downloading the .iso (just in case) and using “Startup Disc Creator” to “burn” it to the usb drive again (just in case) and that didn’t work. After a couple of hours of trying to install it I gave up and started the download of the previous version. Both 32 & 64 bit versions Just In Case.

Excuse me. Had to go swipe a piece of SWMBO’s Cheesy-Bread.


Anywho, the earlier version (64-bit) is installing and has gotten farther than the first version I used. That’s good. Too bad it’s getting on towards this Old Guy’s bedtime.

Really not a whole lot going on today. Sprinkled some but I wasn’t out in it until the Dog and I went to pick SWMBO up at the bus stop this evening. Even then we took the truck so we weren’t actually out in the rain.


Tomorrow should be a bit busier since the Renter would like to make a dump run. Then SWMBO and I want to stop by Home Depot, COSTCO, and will probably eat at Qdoba’s before making our usual stop at Safeway. Think I’ll spend the $2 on a Powerball ticket this week.

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Sat Out In The Sun For Awhile Today!

When it wasn’t cloudy, that is. Being directly in the Sunshine it was warm and nice. If the breeze hadn’t been just a bit too cool it would have been a take-all-your-clothes-off afternoon. Unfortunately it didn’t last too long. Suppose I should get used to crappy Wx for a few months.


Got out of the house awhile by going to one Credit Union and taking all the money out of my savings and taking it to another Credit Union to make a Truck payment. So the first payment on the new loan is in and done. Now to set up BillPay on the 1st and future payments should get in about 20 days early. (I really hate being late with any payments!) Think I’ll do this for about a year, and, if the interest rates don’t go up much, see if they’d be interested in refinancing the Caravan. Wouldn’t mind having all my loans in one place.


Not much else going on today. Been “playing” with the “Server” I’m trying to learn to set up. Tried installing a program called “Mediatomb,” which seems to install, but it won’t do anything when I click on the menu entry. Opens a browser but can’t find what it’s looking for. I don’t know why.


So I installed “XBMC” but couldn’t really tell you why except that this machine is for playing. That works so well I’m thinking of installing it on my desktop just for the ability to stop having to smb:// my NAS drives. Still looking into how to make a Media Server of some type so everyone in the house can watch movies/tv anywhere in the house.

And I’m still having trouble joining my Linux machine to our Windows network. Which is slightly strange as our NAS’ are powered by a version of Linux. Is learning new things supposed to keep me young, or wear me down with frustration?

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