Monday, November 30, 2009

install going slow

So, I'm installing Windows XP on my laptop. As a VM. The XP Pro Disk I have is so old, that it doesn't even have service patch 1 on it. So the install has taken a while. 3 reboots later, I'm doing the current security patches. Up to SP3 right now.

Still have to get Anti-virus on it.

It was a useful night. For the most part. I should be able to take what I learned installing VirtualBox on my Sidux (debian based) system, and install it on my CentOS (redhat based) server tomorrow at work.

yet another virtualization system I've used

I've done virtual boxes using the following

Windows Virtual Server (came with 2003).
Citrix XenServer

And now VirtualBox

Sunday, November 29, 2009

quick update

Still not working out much.

Had a 30+ hour day at work last week. (30 hours for one part. Started on Saturday 7:30am. Left Sunday 11:30 am. Called back in 2x during the day).

Trying to study for the Security+ exam. I'm not doing well. I started in October, got about 20 pages in, and other than carry the book around, didn't get any further. Re-read those 20 pages, up to page 23 now, this week. I'm understanding it, but I don't think I'd be able to recall it to pass the test. I'm taking notes while I'm reading and they're not helping.

I think the only day off in the Month of November, where I wasn't doing something work related during my awake time was Thanksgiving day. I've been in the office all Thanksgiving weekend.

I'm even dreaming of work every night. I need to get away, but doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

slip and burn

Woke up early (early for me), and worked out. I remember why I don't work out in the morning. body is slow, and things don't really work right.

I did The Furnace again. I like it. But my numbers were not as good as they were last time. I had my foot slide out from under me a few times. It's fun (sarcasm) having to drop back down in a TGU to reset your leg and hand because they're sliding across the carpet.

It was a nice workout though. I enjoyed it. Feel a little better for doing it.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Holy FRAK!

I haven't been working out much lately. Partly because I've been a slacker, partly because I had tons of other crap to do (12+ hours at work are not rare. Nor is working 6 to 7 days a week).

Earlier today Dave "The Iron Tamer" Whitley posted The Furnace to his blog.

I liked it. It was 12 minutes (plus because I messed up setting my Gym Boss right) of fun.

I said in twitter it sounded like the workout I needed to kick me back in to Kettlebell training... I don't think I was wrong on that one.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

it's been 8 days of disappointment

my laptop (only working computer at home) is still down. multiple installs, and still having problems with it. best I've been able to do so far, is use Gnome on Debian Testing, but having some issues with it dealing with my Laptop and the External Monitor.

KDE or Gnome, the mouse pointer disappears when using 1280x1024 resolution. At least with Gnome, I can get the pointer working after messing around for a few minutes.