14 Dec 2003 sisob   » (Master)

Really terrible news about Ettore. I really can't accept that it has actually happened. I didn't know him at all really, but had encountered him and his work and was really exciting about talking to him about F-Spot. My heart goes out to all the Ximian and old time Gnomers who have no doubt been hit the worst by this and by Chema's passing. And of course to their families and friends.

Spent a week in hospital. Need radiotheaphy for another damned tumour. I'm not that worried about it tho, kinda getting used to all this. Just hope I don't need more chemo cus that's really nasty. May not quite get first year Uni finished as a result.

As a result of all this I've moved my computer to the bottom floor of the house and have changed to a bedroom on the middle floor instead of in the Loft to save me all the stairs climbing and so that my parents can look after me easier. Sounds a bit sad having my parents look after me, but I'm too tired to care.

Need to get my Desktop PC onto the wireless network now that it's not beside the router. I've had mixed sucess with a Dlink DWL-520+ using the acx100 open source driver.

I'm thinking about buying a laptop. My desktop is beginning to annoy me. It would need a fair bit of upgrading before I'd be happy with it, and Laptops are getting so good nowadays, I figure I could just switch over to using a laptop for most things and use my desktop as a file server and for beta testing gnome and downloading stuff etc..

I've kind of fallen in love with the look of Packard Bell Easynote T but i need to shop around a bit. I'd be like spending 3/4 of the money that I have in this world :/ Not sure why I like the look of it soo much. It's really thin and has a nice understated elegance unlike some of the shiny silver to black plastic things you get nowadays.

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