Christian and I found enough pieces to put together to make an internet server this weekend. We put a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on it, go ourselves a NO-IP address, and put it up on the internet. This is the computer we will use in the research project Christian, Troy, and I are doing with North Carolina State University. After we get the camera hooked up and assure that it works, we will tear the whole setup down, take it over to the NCSU Ag Engineering lab, and set it up again. I say “we” did that, but really, Christian did all the heavy lifting in figuring out how to make it all work. It is pretty cool that it is possible to do that in only a day with time left over to go to the bookstore for a few hours, go out to breakfast and lunch, play with the neighbor kids. Also, for Mothers Day, we hung the big mirror over the fireplace, a candle/plant/flower vase thingy by the back porch, and a painting in the kitchen. It all came out quite nicely.
Lorena wanted to go to Boston Chicken for Mothers Day on Sunday so that is what we did. We called Grandma Conchita and Grandma Sarah, too. Of course, my entire family except us, was together at Aunt Julia’s house in Oregon for a Mothers Day dinner and Lorena’s entire family, except us, was at Grandma Conchita’s house in Monterrey eating carne asada, so we were feeling a little sorry for ourselves.