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Archive for August, 2005

My Life Expectancy

Posted by Mike on 31st August 2005

I came across a life expectancy calculator. Here are my results.

Life Expectancy Results
Life Expectancy: 80.52
Lower Quartile : 73.07
Median Lifetime: 82.10
Upper Quartile : 89.33

Click “How long will I live?” to see your results.

I turn 45 next Monday. By any worldly measure, I am over half-way done. No matter what, God has numbered my days. (And your’s too!)

Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; Job 14:5

Read all of Chapter 14.

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Linux IQ Test

Posted by Mike on 23rd August 2005

I took the Linux IQ Test. Here is my score.

Linux IQ test
You are a LINUX MASTER
(8 of 10 questions correct)

You may be the type to compile your own kernel. You’re certainly no novice. We have a feeling you’ll enjoy ZDNet’s Linux IT area.

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I Hate It.

Posted by Mike on 23rd August 2005

It occurred to me today as I was leaving the office that I have lost my purpose in life. Not my will, just my purpose. Gnat goes to school this fall, and she’ll be there all afternoon. Back to the office for me. We’ll still have our mornings, I suppose, but this is more or less the end of How Things Have Been. My job, my role, my purpose as the More Or Less Constant Presence is about to be subsumed in a sea of teachers and friends as I slowly retreat to the sidelines and shadows. I hate it.


This quote is from James Lileks. It is sad to me that he is letting his purpose be yanked away by society. Don’t do it James! You can homeschool. Now that is real purpose!

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My Computer Geek Score

Posted by Mike on 10th August 2005


My computer geek score is greater than 50% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!

I have always thought I was more geeky than that. What can I say? I’m just an average guy!

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Farm Update

Posted by Mike on 3rd August 2005

Last Saturday we stopped by the farmland. Don had told me a couple weeks before that he had finished the baling. I was eager to see my first crop. It look great! We had 18 round bales of straw and about 20 bales of hay. The pasture mix is coming along well too. Now that the oats have been cut and baled, the pasture can start taking over.

My wife and I took some time to envision where the house will be and where we might locate the drive. It is hard for me to see it, yet. I need to expand my head to hold this vision! 😉

(We also picked up a good number of chiggers. Nasty little bugs!)

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