15 Jul 2002 MikeCamel   » (Journeyer)

Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea is good, but it's far from my favourite. If you're looking for other short fiction by him, try "The Snows of Kilimanjiro", which I have down as the best short story ever written. For longer works, "The Sun Also Rises", and "For Whom the Bell Tolls". I get annoyed with him after a while (and he's not exactly great with female characters), but he writes dialogue like noone before or since.

Was supposed to go to a work summer party on Sunday, but the weather was so nice that Catherine wanted to stay at home and garden, so I stayed at home and read (and moved things in the garden from time to time). Beautiful weekend, and two great barbecues. Was going to write some code for Fallen Angel, but it was too lovely outside.

I've been thinking about getting a standalone Access Point, as the PCI card I'm using doesn't really have the range I need to get around our (fairly large) house with any decent bandwidth (or at all, in some places). However, as I've just had a buy a new printer to replace the one that I've given to Catherine because the XP drivers for her old one are so cr*p, I might hold off on this for a while. I'll either go with the Netgear ME102 or the Buffalo Airstation WLA-L11G - any comments about using these with Linux systems (specifically on ease of admin) would be appreciated.

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