Friday, February 22, 2008

Too Cute

You might be wondering why this penguin is here, but if you want to know, read on:

I've had a computer for some time and I've recently upgraded the software and moved from Windows to a freeware system called
linux. Linux is something unlike most things, it has many different releases of it you can choose from. What I'm using right now is Kubuntu. Kubuntu is fairly easy for advanced users but requires alot of commands to install linux specific programs but that's something actually in almost all the releases of linux.

At the top you can see a cute little penguin named Tux. He stops the tiny war between pcs and macs. You might have some problems with using software but most programs have a linux version as well.

Hardware may seem like a difficult thing for some people. With linux you can install anything as long as it's compatible with your hardware and you can install different versions of releases of linux that are 32 bit or 64 bit software. You may be struggling at some point with linux because of the sheer amount of customization it has. For linux another thing with the hardware is you don't really need any except the basics. Some releases are from a mere 16MB and then to a large 4GB. The small 16MB you only need a CD or Flashdrive and the large you need a DvD or Flashdrive.

Installing linux is easy! Another thing you can do is just start up from the CD or DvD with no installation at all. When you make or buy a CD/DvD you put it into your cdrom, shut down computer, and start up. After about 20 seconds your computer will boot from cd and it will ask you if you want to Install or boot. On some computers you need to go to setup menu before it boots from CD/DvD and then change what the computer is booting up from. If you decide you want to install it there is the option of erasing Windows and just using linux OR keeping Windows but still being able to use linux.

Also instead of doing the whole installation you can just buy a computer with linux pre-installed. Most pre-installed linux computers are used but they have alot that are brand new with it pre-installed already.

If you followed my installation steps you will probably end up with a cd like mine and a desktop like this "shown at bottom".

P.S. Linux is for advanced users.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

When "Heck" Froze Over Mount Baker and Entered My Head

This is a snow trip that I wore too much on! It had 15 feet of snow and was warm! I had to take off a layer of my clothes to not burn up and get a fever. I went sledding but thought it was funner to go with no sled, so I did that half the time. I decided I wanted to make a big hole. I made the hole near the middle of the bowl shaped valley that was huge but that didn't stop people from going to the hole and escaping near death from others trying to backstab them on their way to freedom.

I don't know how but it actually WAS NOT worth it to walk back up the 45 to 80 degree slope. I dont know why because it was actually like a water park that forgot to make the water flow on the ride and then it froze solid and you went twice the speed of sound and hitting a rock bottom that broke your back so you didn't want to try again. That is my example of too much snow.

On the way home I got an ear ache that almost killed me from the pain. Mom put warm olive oil in my ear to stop the pain. That didn't work too well so they bought ear ache drops that I was evidently allergic to on any part of me but my ear. At first I wondered what the bumps covering my entire right arm were and then I figured out that I accidently dropped some on it and some under my ear that made me itch to death but I resisted and the bumps started to fade away after a day or two. This is an example of my life brought to you by my life from my life.

Monday, February 11, 2008

The Never Ending Train Ride!

Last week I went on 2 train rides to and from Oregon and will probably be the longest train ride I will have EVER taken and first. I have to say it was boring half the time during the train ride but on the way back it was like home because of my mom's laptop and my flashdrive :D. I need to say we were very lucky they had at least 1 outlet per seat. Also on the way down I had a carton of chocolate milk and a hot dog.
When we got to Oregon I got another chocolate milk.

On the way back for a small dinner I thought I would like a Macaroni and cheese from the train's kitchen too. I asked and they made it and it was HORRIBLE. Worst 4 bucks of my life D:! It was all dry when it was served meaning it had NO water, and there wasn't even macaroni in it, it also had very powdery and icky cheese. worst thing I ever tried and im glad aunt Tia didnt make me eat it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Be Over Prepared!

Yesterday I went to the SHoPP office and took a 45 minute test it had 1 or 2 hundred problems. At the end of it at least I got to see my grade levels on subjects each 1.0=1 grade and I got an 11.0 score in mathematics, 6.8 in writing, 9.8 in reading. and my basic skill level was 9.1.

Then it goes on and says for the math one: 11.0 is within the superior range of scores obtained by others at his grade level, as shown by "his" percentile rank (93) and "his" standard score (122).

Also after the entire test we were given 12 thick books that weigh a total of 25 lbs. This is an example of being OVER PREPARED! Also tonight is scouts and our motto is be prepared!