Today, I expected to be worse. I was told it was going to be linux networking. I can (and did) teach everything I knew about networking in two hours. I am not a network guy. No interest. Buuut- this wasn't just networking. A bunch of Unix sysadmins wanted to make the switch to Linux- and so I walked the students through that change. Today- wasn't a piece of cake, but it wasn't a big deal either. I pulled through, and it's done.
I'm not teaching tomorrow. Thank the gods, I need a break. And then, tomorrow night, I hop a plane for Pittsburgh, and then drive back to Albany with Minna, so's she can move into her schwank apartment just up the street from me.
Now, I really need to hit ljsim, though I'm not up to that yet- probably tomorrow I'll push the plot through. Sam should be over soon- we're gonna do... something. Don't know what yet. Dinner will be part of it though. And I definitely need to work on some music. I'm inches away from having enough songs to call an album- all that I'll have to do is mix them all together into one coherent whole. It'll be rough- they're pretty schizophrenic, but there's definitely a common thread to the style.
Once that's done... some cover art and liner notes, and I'm probably going to press a few and do a little selling. Nothing major, I'm not going to start my own label or anything crazy. The hard copy of the album- while you'll have to pay for it- will all be CC licensed, ensuring that people can build off of my work and create their own things- not commercial. I figure, if someone wants to share my song, remix my song- go for it. But if you're going to make a dime off of it, then I get some of that dime.
I'm so glad this week is over- it'll be nice to have a life again.