HEM and stuff

The unschooling carnival is being promoted in the HEM Editor’s blog. Thanks Helen and Joanne.

In my little world, I’ve been working on getting Gentoo up and running. It does not come with an installer and it is preconfigured with a minimal configuration. It is bringing back memories from 15 years ago when I first started working with unix. I’ve been using up my evening mental energy on that. I took last night off (mostly) and went on a 2 hour drive to explore the countryside. Tonight I’m trying to catch up.

Next week I will be away from the internet for the week. I’m getting on a plane very early Monday morning and flying to Toronto. I will be there all week. I’m hoping to meet up with at least one homeschooling family while there.

About Ron

Homeschooling dad of 4 (ages 27 - 14), grampy to 3, WordPress core contributor, former farmboy & software developer by profession.


  1. Ah Gentoo. For some reason it was decided that my first distro would be Gentoo. After several 3-4 hour sessions that all failed on compile, I decided to go with Red Hat. Eventually (after passing through a Knoppix HD install – how much further from Gentoo can you get?) I migrated to Ubuntu. I expect that you have rather more expertise than I did though, and hopefully more luck with the compiling.

    In any case, it sounds like a great homeschool opportunity. What do the kids think about it?

  2. Come on over and take my summer homeschooling poll….and have a great trip to Toronto!

  3. Gentoo – It’s my third. And each of the others are still installed on the original computer I installed them on. I have vector on a P2-266 and Fedora Core on this one. I have Gentoo running and it recognizes all my hardware. The spot I worked on for a couple nights was getting kde up and running. The kids use the vector one and like it because they are safe from virtually all malware.