I have spent the last couple of hours here in my home office ripping cd's. This is all a part, a small part, of preparing this home office for a massive re-org to take place mostly over the weekend. Lots of things that have been here for years will go bye-bye. Looking forward to it.
Have also spent time this evening transcribing more of the LB interview. Just 3 audio files left. Darn me for taking so long to finish this interview. I am tentatively lining up another interview for a week or so from now. Two more interviews remain on my digital voice recorder, and I still have to chip away at those. Not complaining. Just explaining is all.
I got a new-to-me external cd drive yesterday through kijiji. Every computer in my possession or control has a cd or dvd player. 4 of them let me burn discs. One doesn't. That left my netbook. When installing a new version of ubuntu, I'd have to copy the iso image from a downloaded iso to a usb drive. The problem there is that there is a bug in the new ubuntu that doesn't allow me to create bootable usb drives properly. Frustrating.
I decided to get around the middleman and get a cheap external cd drive. A guy was selling one for 20 bucks, so I got it. It just finds it when I boot the netbook with the drive turned on and plugged into a usb drive. I successfully loaded puppy linux on the netbook last evening. I'm happy. I don't have to sacrifice a usb drive any more.
Been a long day. Think I'll turn in.