Not that these have any relevancy to any particular point in current events, but they all came to mind in quick succession over the past day or two.
- I thought I was the only person who had heard of the hype cycle, but I guess there must be others. The funny thing is, working with old, old machines like these makes the entire principle irrelevant. Point-zero-one software releases, iJunk, processor improvements of one-tenth of a percent over last week … they’re not really important. It’s possible to live so far down that curve that the initial hiccup is just something silly you watch other people ride. Waitaminute … cycles have curves?
- Can we stop saying Ubuntu doesn’t work, because it doesn’t go well for one particular person on one particular machine? This lazy old chant has been around since at least Breezy Badger, when I first remember hearing it. Please remember: Ranting and raving about a bad experience and generalizing beyond that isn’t just poor logic, it’s poor taste.
- I’m debating whether or not I should actually go through the effort of jury-rigging a machine that will boot the Ubuntu 10.10 alternative disc. Rumor had it that Maverick would be i686-only, and yet the ISOs are all labeled i386. Maybe that’s just tradition, but I might look into it before going the extra mile and actually seeing if they work.
Not that anything there is particularly insightful, but that’s what’s been on my mind lately.