7 Jun 2001 richieb   » (Journeyer)

I'm enjoying having fast access to Internet. I decided to switch my Debian box back to Red Hat. I simply don't have time to figure all the basic stuff out (like how to set sound, networking, X etc) and RH is so easy for me.

I almost bought RH 7.1 from Cheapbytes, but then I realized I could download CD images. I did it over two nights - started a download before I went to sleep and had the complete image downloaded in the morning.

Now on the RH 7.1 box I'm trying to get the CD burning tools to work. When I have some time I'll finish it up. I'd like to be able to burn CDs without having to boot to Windows.

One of my favorite tunes of all time is Charles Mingus's Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - a composition dedicated to Lester Young. You do know who Charles Mingus is, right?!

Anyways, I decided to create a CD of only this one song done by various artists. So far I have seven different versions. There are two by Joni Mitchell, one by Jeff Beck, several different ones by Mingus himself. I mostly use Gnutella to get these (I only have Joni Mitchell on vinyl) and it's faster to download the songs than to rip them.

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