Pat's Log
Sun, 30 Oct 2011

Bye-bye GNOME 2
Over the past couple of weeks, GNOME 2 has essentially been taken away from me.

After almost ten years of this excellent environment, it will very much be missed. In my Debian systems, GNOME 3 finally made it into sid/unstable, and Ubuntu forced me over to Unity.

Feels like the end of an era.

[] | posted @ 15:50 | link
Thu, 13 Oct 2011

House Renovations
20111012 Now that we are all settled into the new house, it's time for renovations! The chosen area to start is the living room-dining room half of the house. Since the rest of the ground floor already has nice tile, this half really needed attention, with its original 1983 carpeting.

The plan was simple; buy some relatively nice hardwood and apply. Of course, along the way, things got more complicated. Choosing the right flooring took forever, and the right look comes with a price. To make it nice and level, the OSB subfloor will be removed and replaced with plywood. This will require some floor joist work. The drywall is also being tackled at this time. There was a small leak from the washroom above at some point, so some ceiling is getting removed to address the issue. This will need to be refinished in several places in the house. While we're at it, why not replace the window in the dining room with something more modern?

The list seems to go on and on. In the end, it will be worth it.

[] | posted @ 03:45 | link

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