I wondered what was happening with Livejournal, and then I realised that they have added a Valentine banner to the top. It looks quite good.
I have taken the time out to test Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I can't say that either one of them really grabs me. The one thing I do like is the amount of packages - over 4,000 - which are available for download, as well as the freebie wallpapers that are available. Now why can't Microsoft make everything this easy. All Ubuntu OSs are very easy to install - they have really worked on that. Installation is a breeze. You basically just need a location, keyboard demographics, login and password - that is about it. Maybe all Linux distros are getting this easy - I don't know. It is probably not the case, though. This is probably the reason why Ubuntu - and it is actual Ubuntu - is the top Linux download of the moment. I am not entirely happy with it, but perhaps I have not given it enough time. All downloaded upgrades are automatically compiled - that surprised me. It makes for an easier install.
The weather has been particularly bad today - it is far worse up north, though. It is -9C at the moment. (I have to measure in celsius to make me realise how bad the weather actually is.) The groundhog has predicted an early spring. I hope he/she is right. We should be getting around another four inches of snow tonight - up until midnight - and after that it should be lighter. I am beginning to hate winter - although I never really liked it in the first place.