Here is a summary of my weekend
- Finished The Patrol by Ryan Flavelle by which is about a seven day patrol by Canadian troops in Afghanistan. Recommended.
- Came into work on Sunday and prepped for a meeting that I having this morning.
- Had coffee with the Siebertâ€™s which is always a good time. I was also introduced to Ubuntu which is fast even on a P4. It runs Libre Office, Skype, has five gigs of backup space, and handles email and the web just fine (Chrome and Firefox). I could see The Lighthouse using it for both residential and office computers. Oh yeah, Jared told me it installed in ten minutes which is 47 hours and 50 minutes faster than a Vista or XP install is taking me.
- Finished watching Generation Kill. Itâ€™s not as good as The Wire (few shows are) but it is amazing in itâ€™s own way. I really enjoyed both the book by Evan Wright and the show which was done by David Simon and Ed Burns.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas. After a daring battery run to Walmart on Saturday morning, we met up with the Sieberts for coffee/tea and to exchange gifts and Christmas cheer. After that we headed out to Warman to Lee and Brittanyâ€™s place for Christmas Eve dinner to open gifts. Wendy talked about the evening over at her blog but I was got some great gifts from Lee and Brittany including some DVDs and When the Gods Changed by Peter C. Newman, an iPad from Wendy, a Denver Broncos hat from Oliver, some big bear head slippers from the dogs, the Steve Jobs biography from Mark, along with a stocking full of fun stuff. Oh right, Wendy gave Mark, Oliver, and myself a Snuggie for Christmas. We arenâ€™t happy about it.
On Christmas we went over to the Reimers where I got a really cool book by Gloriaâ€™s great uncle Heinz Guderian who was a Panzer commander and later became the Chief of the General Staff during WWII. He wrote several important books on armoured tactics and I was thrilled to get a copy of one. It also confirms my belief that if Gloria hadnâ€™t married Jerry, she would be leading a war against a rival country. Kristy gave me a gift certificate for Indigo! instead of trying to figure out what to get me. Instead of getting a book to read, I went to Indigo! today and got a big one to write in. While we were there, we walked over to Best Buy and looked at iPad cases. We found one that works for now but I am planning to add a keyboard in the future but they were all out of stock.
Tonight we are chilling out, listening to Moxy Fruvous while taking down the Christmas tree and decorations. In a couple of hours we will be ready for New Years.