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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Going Yahoo! American

After like ten or so years (wow, probably more than that), I have decided that it's time to get a Yahoo! account in the US. I have, for the longest time, had a address and it's getting to where there are restrictions on things I can do on the site given that I want to use American services, yet are forced to use UK ones.

It was a good run with my old email address on Yahoo! but it's barely usable as I cannot use the US version of the site and I've also been banned from using various services (I have no idea why, I emailed Yahoo about it and no response.)

With an American email address I get a fresh start and I also get to use the services I know and love (but haven't really gotten to use.)

Goodbye, old persona.

On a side note, I will only be using the services (as you have to be logged in to do some fun things), I will not be using the search engine. ---- I openly protest as it's now owned by Microsoft. Which is ironic because Yahoo was like the last of the "old" Internet... to me at least. Keep it classy, MS.

Crap, I just realized that I have the same initials as MicroSoft.


Formatted to Ubuntu

My sister has given my parents this old laptop and they don't use it. Since MY laptop is now impractical to use, I decided to go ahead and format the older laptop and go ahead and use it.
Debian was my first choice as Ubuntu is using this whole Unity thing which I do not particularly care for. Since I didn't have a Debian disk and also that it was four in the morning, I decided to just go with Ubuntu for now (to just get rid of the pestilence that is Windows Vista.)

I would also like to add that I have recently updated the goodies section to reflect the addition of MongoDB and Mongoid to my repetoire.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yay! I ordered some Ruby books!

I am so happy! I finally ordered some Ruby books! I got two books, both of which YOU can purchase in the CodeGirl Store.

I got The Well-Grounded Rubyist and Programming Ruby (Pickaxe.) They both are 1.9 books. I am so excited for them to get here. That's all the programming news I have, but at least today you have TWO blog posts to read instead of just one.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Teh Codefront

I heart programming, for real. For rill rill.. I haven't been able to program in a while as I have been busy with some article writing (boring) and an upcoming family reunion. To top it off, I  am working toward opening my own company (8-bit-ftw.) Makes me supah' bizzy'.

If you're bored because I haven't yet released my super awesome SERP checking code or just generally bored, check out my latest article, "How to Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox" or see the huge update I made to "39 Places to Get Backlinks".

Sunday, June 19, 2011

VirtualBox and Ruby

I just published my 100th hub on HubPages, "How to Install VirtualBox." The hub just talks about how to install it. I have one in the works that shows how to install Ubuntu on Virtual Box.

As for programming, I've been up to a lot of random stuff lately. I've been trying to put together a program that does the MBTI quiz. While I've already completed this piece of software months ago, it was given my skill set back then. I want to redo it using what I have at my disposal now.