Friday, April 04, 2008

You might think that all I do is ride and write...

But sometimes I just have to get out of the saddle and geek out. Actually, I spend about the same amount of time tinkering with technology at home as I spend riding my bike any given week. I just don't write about it that often.

Yesterday's adventure was to get jlime Linux installed on an old PDA that used to run Windows CE. This is the same PDA that's visible in this post, and I also had it with me (but in the handlebar bag) the weekend before my epic face plant. Ah, technology and bicycles. Can it get any better?!

While Windows CE is probably my least-loathed operating system from Microsoft (it's quick and nimble even on computers without a lot of power, not over-bloated like XP or Vista, for example), I really felt like trying something new.

Yes, I rode home last night and to this bus this morning. There's just nothing bikey worth writing about right now.

Random Tunage:
Prodigy - Diesel Power
Orbital - P.E.T.R.O.L.



Apertome said...

The past few days have been great for geekery. I haven't had my fill of geek stuff lately, and I need to get back to it. My current job just saps my desire to sit at a computer any longer than I have to.

That's some kind of weird synchronicity in your playlist ... (note: the *nix geek in me wants to write syncronicity)

Anonymous said...

Oh... and to think I sold my Jornada way back when. If I'd have only known that someday I'd be able to boot Linux on it I would never have unloaded it. Time to do a little research to see if there's a distro that'll boot on my iPaq.

Way way cool.

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