It's amazing how some people have crazy good memory. I can't even remember a phone number to save my life, I have to get people to repeat if they say it too fast since I have to write it down.
I put Xubuntu on my boss' computer awhile ago. It was relatively smooth, but he's a pita, and absolutely helpless. Well, he refuses to use a mail client like a normal human, so he gets his mail through a browser. I started out with firefox, but when he needed to attach a file from a network share, there was no way to access it from the dialog. I fucked with it awhile, and didn't really find a solution, but found that chromium *did* gives links to the server. I installed that, and aside from bitching that the computer isn't *exactly* like WinXP every other day or so, everything was wonderful; Until a few days ago... No more dialog for the server shares...
I fucked with it again, but was having trouble organizing a useful search string to get good results, and me poking around on my own wasn't fruitful. LIGHTBULB! How about a symlink? So easy... I made a directory in /home with links to all the server shares, and he can access it with the browser dialog. All is wonderful in gooberland again :^)
I scored a victory over my annoying neighbor.
My neighbor behind me started playing drums outside at 9pm. Seriously this dude is banging away for the last couple of nights. I went into what is my backyard jungle and to the edge of his yard to where they have a pool house. I couldn't see him but he was right on the other side of the pool house. I tried to ask him to stop but he either ignored me or had headphones on. So I called the police and I hated doing that but "get off my lawn" is my motto now. While I'm standing in my jungle I see two flashlight s coming down my driveway and its the police laughing about this guy banging away. They acknowledge the problem and promise to deal with it and tell me to call if it starts again. I'll have to admit I stayed out for what seemed like forever and finally heard the police come into the backyard and tell this person he's annoying the whole neighborhood and that he had to stop.
I don't know anyone who uses a mail client anymore.
Our neighborhood has private trash/recycling collection. Some of my neighbors pair up on the trash bins. We should probably join that gang.Dropping ATT for my business phones and going with intermedia (costco). The initial reason for having ATT was to be in the phone book and guaranteed service even if the power is out. 12 years later, the former isn't necessary and the latter will just have to be if there's an outage. Saving $230/month.
The city told the offices on my street that we now had to roll out the carts on trash day or pay more. They eventually want to go to the auto clamp trucks anyway. All 7 of us said no thanks. I told the lady that I'd put the 1 bag, every 2 weeks, in my truck and toss it in the roll out cart at my house. The cart that they already empty. Saving $17/mo.
Booyah $3K in found $$ per year.