last night after church to play around with another Linux distro, PCLinuxOS. Very nice. Maybe even better than Mephis. Well, actually, it seemed better. Very fast graphics, I could play Dave Weiner’s acoustic solo (that is my test standard, it has the latest Quicktime encoding and doesn’t work on any operating system that hasn’t been recently updated), used IRC, has a great streaming radio system called streamtuner, the latest Firefox 1.5, etc. Didn’t have Openoffice set up but that’s a simple click as it is on the repository package list. Like I said, very nice.
Church was interesting last night in a weird sort of way. First, during directors meeting, we were asked how our depts were doing. All the other directors talked about how they were growing (one said that every week they get lots of visitors but few return) but me. I just said I thought we were effective. Got a lot of stares and “well, but how’s it going?”. Again, I said I think we are effective in what we are trying to do. i think it just confused them because they looked at me for a while, then moved on. Hey, to me, that was a good statement. In fact we are growing but who cares? It’s more important for me to see people USE what we talk about than to come and sit and absorb (actually I guess not absorb) and do nothing.
Then, in church, the pastor continued his scientific study of Genesis. 🙂 You know, the earth tilts at 23 degrees and that is critical to life because if it tilted at 21 degrees we couldn’t live here. I passed by the pastor talking to a member and overheard the member telling the pastor that the earth actually varies in tilt by as much as 6 degrees whilst spinning 1,000 mph in it’s orbit around the sun. Wow, isn’t it great to have such a terrific base of knowledgeable members and staff at our church?! Tongue firmly planted in cheek. Google says the earth’s tilt is 23.45 degrees and the mph varies depending upon lattitude, from zero at the north pole to 1,038 at the equator. I’m still looking for that 6 degree variation. Late.