Yeah, I need a life...

...That or stop finding all these quizzes online...

57.98817% - Extreme Geek on the Geek Test.


Heh... I'm such a geek...

I Am A: Chaotic Good Elf Ranger Druid

Chaotic Good characters are independent types with a strong belief in the value of goodness. They have little use for governments and other forces of order, and will generally do their own things, without heed to such groups.

Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Primary Class:
Rangers are the defenders of nature and the elements. They are in tune with the Earth, and work to keep it safe and healthy.

Secondary Class:
Druids are a special variety of Cleric who serves the Earth, and can call upon the power in the earth to accomplish their goals. They tend to be somewhat fanatical about defending natural settings.

Solonor Thelandria is the Chaotic Good elven god of archery and the hunt. He is also known as the Keen Eye, the Great Archer, and the Forest Hunter. His followers respect nature, and only hunt when needed, but are quick to defend the forest from intruders. Their favorite weapon is the bow, and they tend to be extremely talented with it. Solonor Thelandria's symbol is an arrow with green fletchings.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of NeppyMan (e-mail)

Funny enough, this was the exact character I liked to play the best, back when I was actively doing Pen & Paper RPG (well, aside from my CG Fighter/Rogue Dwarf... but I always identified best with this one...).


Huh, thought I'd do better...

38.095238095238095% of me is a huge nerd! How about you?

Embrace the nerdness. Don't bother making excuses for why you were watching the sci-fi channel anymore, it's too late for that.


A Babe in Tuxland

Joe Barr on Slashdot writes:

"This is the kind of story that WagEd and MS would love to see in one of their astroturf campaigns. But this story is real grassroots, with a real Sysadmin writing it and a real granddaughter as the babe using Linux. A sweet tale, with tips on Linux for kids."

There is a great post in the discussion following:

My daughter is almost 3 and has been using her own KDE session on my Debian box for the past few months. I set up a username for her, so that I could log her in and know that she couldn't mess up anything I cared about.

We were gobsmacked when we realised that she had figured out how to type her username and password, though. She was *so* pleased with herself when she got that sussed out.

On her desktop, she has Mozilla Firefox set to go to BBC CBeebies [bbc.co.uk] - appropriate content for pre-school and you can't 'escape' the site, since all links are internal. She also enjoys using TuxPaint to draw pictures for us.

I'm hoping she's going to do a spot of Toddler Linux Advocacy at the local playgroups soon ...

Really excellent article, they use SUSE 9.0 (haven't really tried that yet) and KDE (my fav). I may be rethinking the OS I'm putting on the girls' computers... I was (regretfully) going to put Win98 up so they can play the games they have... But with the free stuff that comes with Linux (Maybe Fedora? Or try a better one like Debian...) perhaps I should rethink this plan...

Linux in Canada

Flxstr on Slashdot writes:
"Lots of Linux articles in Canada's national newspaper today, starting with Calgary switching from SUN Unix to Red Hat Linux. Another article discusses whether Linux will become a target for viruses as its popularity grows. This article mentions how Linux costs less, so more firms are becoming interested. Finally, an article discusses how pushes by major vendors such as IBM, HP, and others is speeding acceptance of Linux over other alternatives. Altogether, some good articles for any CIO's desk."


Google unveils Gmail

Looks like Google is really trying to push the envelope by offering 1 GB free storage for e-mail users via a service called Gmail, still in the testing phase, so that users never need to change their e-mail address. In addition, they want to offer their searching capabilities so that users can search through their entire set of e-mail.

According to their web site, Gmail currently supports the following browsers:

  • Microsoft IE 5.5 and newer (Windows)
  • Netscape 7.1 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
  • Mozilla 1.4 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
  • Mozilla Firefox 0.8 and newer (Windows, Macintosh, Linux)
Regardless of the browser used, you must have JavaScript and cookies enabled.
This story has been covered just about all over the place, but here are links to relevant details on Ars Technica and Slashdot. More forthcoming info available on Google's own Gmail site.

Looks like I'll be moving off of Netscape mail...