The FLAC ”Best of Cat Stevens” album I’ve recently been listening to reminds me of something that must be nagging at least a few people’s hearts, namely that of a need for change. How do you go from pop-folk idol to Orthodox Muslim? On some level I don’t think it’s all that different than dropping out and building a multi-story yurt in the deeps woods of Maine. Or say growing up in an austere Christian sect, winning the Tour de France, and then having your title and livelihood taken away. This stuff happens all the time. Yusuf Islam, aka Cat Stevens, born Steven Demetre Georgiou apparently gave up secular guitar playing for a long time. But one day his son brought a guitar home and he played. And maybe he needed to play, as almost all his concerts and work benefits world peace and child welfare causes. But these causes were important to him from the beginning, whatever his name was, it’s just a question of listening for the voice.
I did get RockBox working on the 3rd generation iPod, so that’s another win for the Open Source camp. DD-WRT is next for the router. For whatever reason AFP doesn’t work over the router. Unbuntu 8.04 comes out soon, I think most everyone’s loins are girded for this occasion.