December 17, 2001

Yes, yes, I am delinquent again with updates for the site. Not as bad as I have been in the past, however. I was very busy working in DC last week and going to Nate & Bob’s Middle School’s Presentation of “Once Upon A Mattress.” Last night was the last of the six shows and it was excellent. I managed to make it to three of the shows this year. Bob, unfortunately, had to miss last night’s show because he has the flu and was unable to sit through the show. Dominica threw her back out on Friday morning and has been unable to move pretty much since then. Friday and Saturday were terrible but by Saturday night she was at least able to sit in a chair and watch movies to help pass the time.

I am working in Rochester today so I am making another attempt at collecting the RX-7 from Canandaigua. We will see if this manages to happen today. It would be nice to finally have that car dealt with and away for the winter. But at least I will get to drive it around today – “MLUVNIT!”

Not much else exciting going on around here. The show, the sickness and my working out of town have kept everyone pretty much occupied. At least Anne has been adding some content to the site to keep things interesting. I still have not had any time to add the Bio button or page to the site. Soon, soon, I promise.

Don’t forget that this weekend is the Lord of the Rings I: Fellowship of the Ring. Opens Friday, I believe. Some of the Llamas are heading to Binghamton to see it on Friday night. I will have to wait and see if I can go because I am having my four wisdom teeth removed (yes, Leanne, I know) on Thursday and I might not be able to make it.

If anyone out there is using Instant Messengers from Yahoo!, AOL, or MSN, then drop me a line. You can reach me at scottalanmiller on Yahoo!, itsallaboutscott on AOL or scottalanmiller@yahoo.com on MSN. I am using a new messenger called Trillian now and it really rocks. Yahoo! Messenger was my main service but the newest version broke on Windows 2000 so I had to stop using it except when I was on my Linux box (once again, software designed for Windows that only runs on Linux) but Ken pointed me to www.Trillian.cc where you can download a free messenger that handles AIM, Yahoo!, IRC, ICQ and MSN for you all at once and it is really cool. So I suggest that you all go and download it and talk to me. Don’t talk to me forever though, I have work to do. If everyone is interested, we could put up a Llama IM page where you could go to get address of Llamas that you know.

Speaking of things running on Linux and not Windows… The Sims is one of the most popular games of the year, however, it was designed only to run on the old Windows 95/98/ME series (which Microsoft no longer makes and will never support again) and does not work (says so right on the box) with the supported and current Windows 2000, XP and .NET Operating Systems. But the funniest thing is that the Linux community has gotten The Sims to run on Mandrake Linux using the WineX libraries. So, it is official, Linux can run some Windows programs better than Microsoft can. If you want to try out Linux and the Sims, you can buy it online at www.transgaming.com or you can pick it up at a lot of stores in the area like Best Buy. Look for Mandrake Linux 8.1 Gaming Edition. Mandrake is far from my favorite version of Linux (Yeah, SuSE 7.3 rocks!) but it is the only version running the Sims right now so if you want that, that is the only way to go.

Nate, Tim, Loopy and I actually went out to the garage last night and played Christmas Carols on our brass instruments. Tim plays tuba and trombone, I play trombone, Loopy and Nate play trumpet.

Ok, I have to get to Rochester so I will talk to you all later.

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