Based on what I see over at http://viewoutage.entergy.com we fall in the ‘heaviest hit’ category, and may no see…

Based on what I see over at viewoutage.entergy.com we fall in the ‘heaviest hit’ category, and may no see…

Based on what I see over at viewoutage.entergy.com we fall in the ‘heaviest hit’ category, and may no see power restored till late Tuesday, though that may change.

We have gas heaters and a wood stove and a gas range top, so heat and food prep is not a problem. Slow maybe, but still far better than our ancestors  had 100 years ago.

Plus with the snow still on the ground to harvest and the generator to run at times, keeping what must be kept cold is possible.

Might have to throw some stuff out, but the vast bulk of it should fine.

Thankfully we have some books we can read and lights to read by, so while all this is annoying, it is something we can get thought.

Sadly far too many people cant say the same, and that even when the power lines are all good.

So far now, thats all I have to say.

#generator #power #joy   Okay I have power for a little bit, running on a (finicky) generator, but now able get…

#generator #power #joy   Okay I have power for a little bit, running on a (finicky) generator, but now able get…

#generator #power #joy   Okay I have power for a little bit, running on a (finicky) generator, but now able get some stuff done / charged. Got photos off sd card, though processing is going to have to wait. Still snow and ice outside, was getting some light rain earlier.

Tried hooking up spare dslmodem to parents pc so when I have no power (or other issues) I got turn on internet on their side (of the house), but had forgotten the password.

Got power back to my side so could get stuff done, but was having horrible internet, turns out have the other modem off is not enough, needs to unplugged from phone line.

So things are working, copied my install of firefox my account on their box, and have dsl password, so I’ll have that as a back up now.

Thought I saw through the trees last night a security light back on, so I’m hoping that some work in being in restoring power out here.

Now I’m going to try to catch up and as much as I can, while I can.

(please excuse any spelling or grammar mistakes, trying to be quick about things) 🙂

A baby Polar Bear learns to walk, almost instinctively knowing any move will be incredible adorable. Just don’t…

A baby Polar Bear learns to walk, almost instinctively knowing any move will be incredible adorable. Just don’t…

A baby Polar Bear learns to walk, almost instinctively knowing any move will be incredible adorable. Just don’t forget to wind him up again when he loses his pep 😉

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I just converted my external drive that I use for photos/backup to BTRFS from ext4… yeah, I so don’t need Murphy…

I just converted my external drive that I use for photos/backup to BTRFS from ext4… yeah, I so don’t need Murphy…

I just converted my external drive that I use for photos/backup to BTRFS from ext4… yeah, I so don’t need Murphy to pay me a visit.

#btrfs #converted #linux

I got the new install to boot, I did run into two problems withs grub2.

I got the new install to boot, I did run into two problems withs grub2.

I got the new install to boot, I did run into two problems withs grub2.

One is somthing about sparse files (a quick google on another box show a possible fix), and the other was grub2 not looking in the right place the for kernel files. It was doing /(filename) when it should have done (hd0,msdos1)/(filename), should be easy enough to fix.

Once I get those things fixed then I should be able to focus on restoring my files and customizing the install to my taste.

#grub2 #kubuntu #newinstall #smallproblems #happyjusthesame #btrfs

I’m currently installing Kubuntu 12.04 from usb, so far the hardest part has been chosing the new installs system…

I’m currently installing Kubuntu 12.04 from usb, so far the hardest part has been chosing the new installs system…

I’m currently installing Kubuntu 12.04 from usb, so far the hardest part has been chosing the new installs system name.

Decided to do a refresh re-partition/format/install instead of upgrading from 11.10 as I would normaly do.

One of the reason being that I wanted to take advandage of brtfs snapshot feature and backing up and install seemed the safest way to move to that. (Letting the installer configure grub2 etc.)

It is nice to be able to access the internet while the install is taking place, I just hope everything works and my next post will be from the newly installed system. 🙂

#ubuntu1204 #kubuntu #installation #linux #livecd #usb #nospellchecker