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The front page has gone to shit. Who certed these morons?

SLUG ctte stuff going well. jdub likes to talk it up like it's the most amazing ctte ever, /me shrugs; just another ctte as far as i can see, yeah we do stuff. don't they all?

looks like i might actually graduate this semester. it's only been 4.5 years for a 3 year CS degree. talked to the head of school about a subject from last year that i haven't got marks from -- i need them to get enough credit points to graduate. totally forgot to tell him about the subject i got 7 marks for for showing up to one lecture, instead of getting an automatic fail... now my average mark is kinda screwed :-) once uni's out of the way i can get back to the important things like Debian and quake2.

not enough sleep, not enough pants.

got ulysses 31 on 9 VCDs from my sister. man this cartoon rocks. i'm going to model the odyssey sometime. also got the mysterious cities of gold. so many childhood memories. now i just need to leech battle of the planets from liedra

good to see everyone active (you know who you are). things are happening, things are changing. "the next few years of your life are the ones that will change the most."

"Married, 26." Yeah, right. :-)


you are looking for "manpages-dev".

Don't worry, the rest of us don't understand the significance of the 64 either... one of the mysteries of jdub's mind.

Glad you enjoyed the Oaks, they do a nice gourmet pizza :)

thom: Good to hear it's going well. I'd suggest sending K&R back by surface mail, it's cheap (and slower [grins at daniels])

Names have been changed to protect the guilty (i.e. myself)

[Q] I've gotten the shits with $program, so i tried $alternate-program which does $thing better.

[Me] Aww, but $program is so good!

[Q] Nah, I just don't like it anymore. Not for $thing.

[Me] Ah well.

[H] Yeah, $program has always sucked for me! It's so slow! It takes ages to do $thing!

[Me] Actually, it's $libthing that $program uses that does $thing, it's not $program doing it at all.

[H] WHATEVER! $program still sucks! $alternate-program rocks!

[Me] "Actually, it's $libthing that does $thing" already!

[H] $program uses crappy library to do $thing, therefore $program is crap, see? Now stop being a dickhead. I'm an end user, I dont' care what happens on the inside.

[Me] Me dickhead? I'm asking you to be correct in your criticism, and you're just being stubborn.

[H] Look, I used $program, I see what $program does, and it's slow. I don't care what it does to do $thing, the fact is that it's crap.

*sigh of frustration* let's just ignore the fact that once $libthing improves then $program (and $another-similar-but-not-alternate-program, which H uses) will be much faster.

H is a good friend, I really like them, but just sometimes it can be frustrating talking to them -- sometimes they can really be quite stubborn.

Knowing my luck, they'll read this and work out who it's about, and then go postal on my butt.

SteveMallett: I don't want to burst your bubble (well, I guess I do or I wouldn't be writing this entry), I haven't seen Titanic either.

Released a new version of glsnake today. apt-get it if you know what's good for you. Hacked a lot with cfengine to get the proxy machines for the satellite offices configured nicely... up until 2 days ago I had 4 machines at various states of Debian potato installed, one hadn't been touched for a year. All with various daemons running on them. I've now cleaned them up and am working on getting cfengine, the admin's friend, to take good care of them. Hacked up an equivs package to ensure all the necessary tools are installed. Equivs is a nice hack tool ;) I've drunk about half a bottle of this really nice port that Steph got me for her birthday. Yeah, you read that correctly. She wanted to thank me for organising her birthday music and her speech, so she got me some Draytons Old Decanter Port. Very tasty... I'm tempted to drink the rest of it right now. got paid, got a Halfdave gig lined up, christmas just around the corner... everythings good right now. Now to play RtCW again... ultra-mega-mega hard was too easy. I wish there was another level to do it at :)


sneakums elides too often.
13 Dec 2001 (updated 13 Dec 2001 at 07:00 UTC) »


some fucking arsehole has decided to send some kind of outlook worm to a whole bunch of linux lists using one of my email addresses. I have just received about 10 or so bounce messages letting me know that mail I never sent with a subject I can't read was intercepted whilst being delivered to mailing lists I've never heard of before.

I can just ignore it, but the style of bounce and intercept message are many and varying, so there's no simple way to procmail it under the carpet. I could send a mail to these lists informing them that someone is spoofing my mail address, and suggest they don't accept mail from people who aren't subscribed to their lists (as I am not), but that's a hassle.

I decided I should automatically sign all my mail from now on, but I'm reluctant to do that because it's a hassle, and the more mail I sign, the more likely my key will be compromised (more data means increased likelihood of a crib).

Meanwhile, in the real world, I spent the last 2 days revelling in They Might Be Giants. They came to Sydney for 2 shows, and an in-store signing. I got Then and Mink Car signed by the Johns, and Lyndall got the Man It's So Loud In Here single signed... and John Lynnell said that John F misspelt his name on her single! ;) I am making the call, TMBG are the greatest rock band of all time. Both concerts were the greatest show I've seen for a while.

I'm currently listening to all my TMBG records, not quite all 270 songs, but pretty close to it ;)

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