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MacManKrisK
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From: Southwest Lower Michigan, USA
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posted June 17, 2002 11:33     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's see, I havn't been on the forums in quite a while (besides an occasional pop-in here and there). I've been busy working @ RadioShack and making so much money that I don't know what to do with it all (sarcasm!). So, you're probably wondering why I labeled this topic "Hawaii!!!" Well, the reason is simple, but, as always, I have to ramble on about it. There is a very very good chance that I may be actually moving to Hawaii! Oh yeah! Go me! Go me! It's my birthday, have a party!

Anyway...my sister lives in Hawaii, her husband is in the Navy and is stationed out there. She teaches at a small Catholic school there, and (this is important), my parents are currently out visiting her. The nuns that administrate the school were over for supper about a week ago and one of them mentioned that they need a network installed in the school. My dad (always willing to go to bat for me) mentioned that I just happen to know about networks. So, there is a VERY VERY good chance that I'll at least be going out there for a couple of months to install a network for them. Now, here comes the less-likely-but-still-quite-likely part.

My friend Miles (God bless Miles!) pointed me to www.k12linux.org which is a site dedicated to installing Linux in K-12 schools. Via their setup, you install a main XWindow server and then have thin clients log into the XWindow server. The thin clients have no hard drive, no CD, no nothing (well, maybe a floppy drive), they boot over the network and log into the XWindow server. Each thin client also costs about $100 (plus a monitor, so about $200). So, I can give them 15 computers (plenty for a small Catholic school) all running Linux for about $6000! I don't know of any school that could resist an offer like that (unless they already have like 25 Dells (yuck!) or something like that, but considering that they don't have a network, I'd guess that they don't).

Taking this one step further...once they have all these computers, they're gonna' need someone to administrate them. Enter me... So, if this goes off without a hitch...ALOHA!!

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KK (a.k.a. The MacMan)
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Snaggy
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posted June 17, 2002 13:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yippy!

Somewhere to stay when I go there!!!!

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MacManKrisK
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From: Southwest Lower Michigan, USA
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posted June 17, 2002 20:06     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All are invited, once I get settled in, that is. As long as you don't expect me to pay for your plane ticket, you can come stay with me. Just don't all come at once!

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macadddikt18
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posted June 17, 2002 20:10     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so i can also come???
Nayt

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Twinkle Toes
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posted June 18, 2002 05:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Twinkle Toes   Click Here to Email Twinkle Toes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by macadddikt18:
so i can also come???
Nayt


HA AHAHA,...hahaha... sorry, just had to laugh at that.

But anywho, I heard that Hawaiians are rude and a little stuck up. Please someone tell me if they are before they kick me off the island.

Also, I've never really wanted to go to Hawaii because it's such a typical place. I'd rather go to places like:

- Japan: Rice and green tea all day
- Greece: I want to see some Roman ruins
- Ireland- Because Irish people are funny when they're drunk, heehe. But really now, it's a beautiful place.
- Spain: I'm going to see the Madrigedas dance!
- Germany: They're so neat and quiggy (neat as in tidy, but it goes both ways)
- England: So very proper, the English are... tea time there, too .

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Look at me, dammit, I'm your little princess!!

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uilleann
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posted June 18, 2002 07:38     Click Here to See the Profile for uilleann   Click Here to Email uilleann     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Twinkle Toes England: So very proper, the English are... tea time there, too :D.

Oh yes, jolly good show old boy, bravo. Eh what?

- Uilleann

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ilovemydualg4
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posted June 18, 2002 08:26     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4   Click Here to Email ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
can you pay for helicopter fare?

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snupy
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posted June 18, 2002 16:30     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:

But anywho, I heard that Hawaiians are rude and a little stuck up. Please someone tell me if they are before they kick me off the island.

No, TT, Hawaiians are not rude-in fact quite the opposite. Typically their homes are open to all,friends and strangers alike, and they will never let you leave hungry.
My former in-laws have told me over and over again that I am still welcome there anytime-and I believe they are sincere about it.

As for stuck-up, maybe your sources were referring to the Sovereignty Movement, which has given many Hawaiians a sense of pride they have not been allowed for a long time, thanks to our invasion of their home, overthrow of their monarchy, and forced statehood.

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macadddikt18
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posted June 19, 2002 06:38     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think anywhere that you go you will find some people who are very stuck up. I think you will also find some people who are very open and nice. If you set out looking for one, the chances that you will find it are much higher.
Nayt

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MacManKrisK
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posted June 19, 2002 09:16     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
so i can also come???
Nayt

::sigh:: ....MUST...IGNORE...TEMTATION...TO...MAKE...DIRTY...COMMENT! ARGHHHHH!!!

Nayt, you are invited. Just remember the rules, I have to get settled in first AND you can't all come at once!

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Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
I heard that Hawaiians are rude and a little stuck up. Please someone tell me if they are before they kick me off the island.

TT, my expierence shows just the opposite. Of course, this is simply a generalization (but, technically, what isn't?) but the native Hawaiians are very friendly.

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Nitrozac
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posted June 19, 2002 09:49     Click Here to See the Profile for Nitrozac   Click Here to Email Nitrozac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey do those kid's need computer lessons in computer art? Digital art, digital bible stories..... something? Seriously.

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skylar
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posted June 19, 2002 11:37     Click Here to See the Profile for skylar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, enjoy your time in Hawaii, *puts a lei over his shoulders, does a little dance in a grass skirt*

will you send me a tacky souvenir?

Skylar

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MacManKrisK
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From: Southwest Lower Michigan, USA
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posted June 20, 2002 21:19     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My parents made it home from Hawaii safely today. I got to talk to dad about the potential for a Hawaiian job. Things don't look as possible as I figured. The school has (literally) no money. I'm not sure how, but they already have 40 (dad's estimate) Pentium-class (again dad's estimate) Wintel boxen. They don't have a network, nor an administrator. Just thinking now, what would 40 Wintel boxen actually be used for if you didn't have a network? I'm sure they don't have a printer attached to each computer. Then again, there's always Buffalo Boxes (YUCK!!!), so I guess they could use those to attach multiple computers to one printer.

Where does this leave me? They probably still want me to come out there and install a network for them (for free), which I'm quite willing to do, but, if they have no money, I don't know how I can expect them to hire me to be their administrator. They NEED an administrator (especially with WINDOWS) and even more so once they have a network to maintain, but I'm pretty sure there is no way they can afford one. I'm even willing to work EXTREMELY cheaply (I don't value money very much, at least, I try my best not to), but I doubt that they can afford to hire anyone (even me).

The only solution I can imagine is to work for them for things that they DO have. Offer to work INSANELY cheaply if they can give me a place to live, anything as long as I have a place to sleep, a place to cook, and a place to "answer nature's call." Oh yeah, and an internet connection (i.e. a Phone line). If I was given a place to live, I could probably work for them for $6.25/hr or so and still manage to get by (barely).

If anyone has any ideas of things I can offer them that may improve me chances of me becoming Network Administrator out there, please please PLEASE tell me!! Thanks!

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