April 20th, 2006

Enterprise Bridge

Okay, somebody gets it...

Apparently there were walkouts in Colorado yesterday. One of the kids organizing it actually understands the issue:
"We want to show that we're not just here to be out of school, but to support all immigrants, of every race," said Jacobo Gonzales, a 17-year- old senior who helped plan the walkout. "We realize our country was founded on immigration. And if we don't allow it, we're denying our past."
And even better:
Louise West, an English teacher at North, took a personal day off so she could march with her students - in particular, some ninth-grade girls who'd never participated in a protest.


This is how it's done.
Enterprise Bridge

Rising from the new low

I reinstalled b5 on January 24th. Since then, the LED signs in the house haven't been updated. I actually *did* install the firmware files and loader at the time of the reinstall. But it got late, and I got lazy, and never got around to making them operational again. All it took was nine mknods and some quick edits to my rc scripts and my own crontab. Five minutes' work, and it took me nearly three months to do it. The clock displays on the signs have finally been corrected for daylight savings, and the date is again correct.

The project backlog is really nasty right now. I finally replaced my dead garbage disposal on Tuesday. The dishwasher has only been backing up into it for a year now. I don't actually use the disposal much, so I only bought the cheapest one they had at Home Despot. It turned out to be identical to the one I removed. Perhaps this weekend I'll install the third LED sign in the living room. And maybe finish rewriting the caller ID software that uses them.