Thank $DEITY it's Friday. What a week. Deployed two more servers today, with a plan for deploying six more Solaris boxen over Monday and Tuesday (along with the FreeBSD and Red Hat backlog I've got to catch up on). Yeesh, you'd think we were mass-producing systems for customers here.
And, as a fun added bonus, I'm getting push back from management for wanting to take a couple of weeks off next month to visit Mom back in Canada ("Well, can't you just take a week off now, and a week later on? Oh, it's a three-day drive, and she isn't near any major airports? Hmm, well, we REALLY need you here..."). I told them six months ago that I needed a junior admin to take some of the load off and relieve the "single point of failure", but they still don't see it. Ah well, it's either two weeks off or two weeks' notice, their choice. Let's hear it for company loyalty.
...is cool. Finally, an institution of learning that wants to teach, not train. Frankly, I'd be happy to hear an article like that regarding any choice of software and hardware; in the Mac-dominated art world, teaching electronic design skills should come first (be it under Windows, Linux, or MacOS), and learning the latest feature of Photoshop should come second, just like teaching how you do basic day-to-day spreadsheet work is more important that drilling in the exact syntax of some obscure Excel macro.
I like the new "Modern" skin; I've finally switched back from the "Classic" theme, since this is actually pretty easy on the eyes now. Seems to play well with most of what I need to talk to, but I'm still having FTP-related problems (ie. FTP doesn't work, at all, which may just be a local issue). Seems to run well, overall, but this wasn't the groundbreaking release that 0.9 was; thankfully, it's a low-key stabilizing release.
Hopefully, I'll be heading out to the annual Blues Festival in downtown Chicago this weekend. Looking forward to a day of good music, good food, and hopefully warm weather. :-)