Error 8

If you ever get "Error 8: Kernel must be loaded before booting" from grub as you try to boot your fresh Linux install, look very carefully at your grub configuration. In my case the line that should have read:
    root (hd0,0)

instead read
    boot (hd0,0)

You can easily boot by going to grub's command line and typing
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz

or whatever your kernel might be called.


Palin, my hero! Not.

Here's a wonderful sound byte from Palin.
Alaskans depend on wildlife for food and cultural practices which can’t be sustained when predators are allowed to decimate moose and caribou populations. Our predator control programs are scientific and successful at protecting vulnerable wildlife.
Am I the only one who's bothered at the idea of protecting moose from wolves so some Alaskan bimbo can eat it?