Respectful Insolence

History Carnival #38

The latest edition of the History Carnival has been posted at Frog In A Well.

Even though I’ve been on vacation and blogging (not to mention blog traffic) has been light other than reposts, someone actually submitted something I posted, thus keeping someone linking to me in my absence. I hope the lack of activity is due to lots of people being on vacation at the end of August and my relative lack of new material and that things will perk up after Tuesday. In the meantime, I’m taking it easy and counting down the few remaining days of vacation.

In actuality, though, the only reason I didn’t post a new piece of insolence today is because I’m busily and happily setting up my new computer, a brand spanking new Mac Pro. (This very well might be worth a more detailed post in itself tomorrow or Sunday–this machine rocks!)

Don’t worry, though. Thanks to some crappy weather today and my wife having a “girls night out” with her friend, the new main axe should be fully operational with all necessary (and lots of unnecessary) software by the time I crash tonight. For a geek like me, this is tons of fun.

Comments

  1. #1 Ahistoricality
    September 1, 2006

    What a coincidence, I just ran across the stages of Mac Fandom which includes your very own computer….

  2. #2 Dawn
    September 1, 2006

    Welcome back, Orac. I just set up a new computer, too (PC however, not mac) but still have to load some backed up files to it. Since this weekend is supposed to be so lovely (lol), I’ll do it then.

    I’ve been discovering my inner geek..anyone out there who can recommend some good books on learning SAS? I’m using it a lot lately…

  3. #3 Samantha Vimes
    September 2, 2006

    Ooo! New Mac!

  4. #4 Alan Kellogg
    September 5, 2006

    Some help saving up for a new Mac is what I could use. :)

    (She made $50,000.00 in the stockmarket in 1998. I got $1,000.00 of it.)