Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mandriva2009 is a great Linux distro!

Easy installs with rpmdrake shown here.

Here's some news you wouldn't expect from a die hard debian based distro user (Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Sidux, Mepis) Mandriva Linux 2009 (rpm based) is a great distro. I might convert back to rpm based, it seems faster. Here's some byzanz gif screen recordings of Mandriva 2009:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Update on DOW 8000!

Last Monday 10/06/08 I blogged about DOW 9000 next March, and marked 8000 as a low around December. No one can time it perfect, especially me. Friday 10/10/08 the dow hit a low of 7882.51 and a high 8901.28 with a close of 8,451.19. Since only a week has went by and the low I called at 8000 hit Friday, it may be close to a bottom.
Watch the DOW this week if it closes below 8000 I'm changing the low to 6000. The good news is THE POST INDUSTRIAL STONE AGE is now delayed by about 5-10 years. That will give the world time to switch from PETRO(GAS) to alternatives. What happened to "DOW 36,000" James K Glassman predicted? I read that book as soon as it came out (1999). I think the "END OF SUBURBIA" was a better book.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Here's how to setup auto login with mint. Menu(Daryna) > Administration > Login Window > Security Tab > Enable Auto Login > select User > close

Monday, October 06, 2008

Where will the DOW be March 2009?

In 6 months I say 9,000. What do you think the DOW will be? Instead of a poll I'm just going to leave the comments open. So just click on the little comment button at the bottom and let me know what you're thinking.

Will the next President be a one termer?

I was thinking no matter who you vote for, the next President will be a one termer. The next President is going to have a hard job ahead of him no doubt. Even if say McCain was to get elected and fire up our economy, then he would have to deal with Peak Oil. If Obama is the man and changes everything he might fix the system (LOL) but we are still in Peak Oil times. So I say 4 years and that's it. What do you think?

Obama or Mccain? Split house

My wife is for Obama, I'm for McCain which causes some heated debates in our house. This made me think, how many other households are split? Take the poll at and let me know.