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    hops are bitter. life is bitter. coincidence?

    Friday, July 14, 2006

    BLAG, not Blog

    When I’m not herding bits at my place of employment, writing haiku or drinking beer, I’m probably sitting in front of my humble home desktop computer, installing yet another Linux Distribution. Never afraid to break something that worked perfectly well to begin with, I’ve partitioned my hard drive such that I can boot four unique systems: Ubuntu 6.06, Gentoo 2006.0, SUSE 10.1, and my current favorite, BLAG. Always a sucker for recursive acronyms, BLAG stands for BLAG Linux and GNU, with the initial BLAG signifying the Brixton (UK) Linux Action Group. They've chosen Fedora Core 5 as a Linux kernel and have bundled it with an impressive arsenal of free software. Add to that the leftist political mindset of the development community and I’m frankly wondering why I had’t heard of the distro before.

    Oh well, I guess I’ve just outted myself as a nerd. * sigh *

    4 Comments:

    Blogger Vexation said...

    You lost me at Beer. Which I think was a good thing.

    4:09 PM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    Vex - I'm frequently lost in beer.

    4:21 PM  
    Blogger Joefish said...

    I'm not a big fan of the term "nerd." I prefer "future overlord." The day someone can't get the refrigerator to boot is the day we install ourselves as the new nobility.

    I've already got my new title picked out: Sir Joe von Fish, first Earl of Your Ass.

    11:05 PM  
    Blogger extraspecialbitter said...

    Joe - my mother bitterly resents the word "nerd", even though I was pretty much a textbook nerd - academically superior and socially retarded - for as long as I can remember. I became an enlightened nerd when I discovered computers and punk rock in 1979. Apart from UNIX and the gray hair I haven't changed since.

    12:35 AM  

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