17 Dec 2000 AArthur   » (Journeyer)


Yeh. Finished my last Merit Badge. I'm done with them -- forever. Kind of sad too, I guess. Also ran my finalized Eagle Project by Edge and got his approval -- all I need now is Mr. Rapp's.

I also need to get a copy of the Eagle Application. I never got one, my dad is going to try to get one from the council office for me. I also need references, I'll try my Guidence Counciler, teachers, etc.

At any rate, I'll feel much better when this is all ready and in Tom McKie, Troop Chairman's hands.


Well I found that classified ad for a teacher to replace Mrs. Orris, so I varified what I was told. Apparently they are looking one to replace her from Jan. to Jun. (and maybe even longer)?

This means I'll probably drop Physics -- and replace it with a Social Sciences related class.

Oh, well, don't think about school on the weekend.


As you probably already know, cowsandcorn is my current hostname for my box. The name cowsandcorn comes from the fact that people often say that in Western NYS (especially in the Tugg Hill Plateu area) there is nothing but cows and corn. It's also suppost to poke fun of the fact that I live in the boonies, and this computer is out in the middle of nowhere.

My 15 year old SCSI Hard Drive died today. Rest in peace, never spin again. Hell, it will probably start working again. Maybe it's a cable problem, because Linux is just spitting up SCSI errors, and Mac OS isn't having any problems.

Also, I'm looking at adding some memory to this system. I think I'm going to get a 64 MB DIMM for now (giving my Mac 96 MB of RAM), as that will help out quite a bit, and double my memory. And it will only set me back around $150. Memory for this box (a PowerMac 4400), is expensive.

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