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I am out of the hospital and back in my new, wonderful, peaceful home, feeling better, caught up on my chores, and ready to work on Mathomatic. Now what?

I am currently being treated for pneumonia in the local hospital. So far, they have made over 100 mistakes and are treating me badly. They also throw their garbage on the floor, I am always picking up after the hospital staff.

I cannot work further on Mathomatic until I get home to my Ubuntu Desktop.
I can answer emails, though.

23 Jun 2011 (updated 23 Jun 2011 at 19:02 UTC) »

My Ubuntu desktop hard drive is failing, it is taking all day to copy it to a new 500 GB drive I just bought. Don't know if it will work to just "dd" the disks to make an exact copy. No errors yet, just extremely slow. If it works, I will be happily testing the new hard drive. CloneZilla didn't work at all for me. I tried the stable and latest versions, the latest version wouldn't run and the stable version gave nothing but functionality errors.

Only a few hours of sleep again, this is very bad for me.

Update: "sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb" worked perfectly to clone and replace the hard drive! I am back in the Linux business!

I only got 4 hours sleep last night, but today I figured out how to update the Debian package for Mathomatic. I submitted version 15.6.2 by email to Sandro Tosi for approval. Next time I will do better, now that I understand how Debian packaging works.

I released Mathomatic version 15.6.2 today. All package builds successful and everything updated. It is quite a lot of work making a release. Next I have to figure out how to update the Debian package that Sandro Tosi so nicely made.

All is well in my new home.

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