Wed 25 Sep 2002

  • laptop: This is my father’s axe… In the past couple months I’ve replaced the harddrive, the screen, the plastic backing to the screen, the keyboard, the motherboard (twice), and the processor. The only original piece remaining is the plastic on the bottom.

  • Psyche: It’s done! It should be available to the public really soon now. While every release has been better than the last, this one is more special than most. It feels extremely good. I think it will open some eyes to what the GNOME team is able to do.

Sun 01 Sep 2002

  • laptop: Now it’s really dying. The right hand side of the screen doesn’t work, and the harddrive keeps giving IO errors. Need to call Dell monday morning. I may have to get a replacement sometime.

  • spelling: jfleck kindly reminded me of a sign on the side of the Pasadena Playhouse. It said something to the effect of ‘”My people are the people of the dessert”, said T. E. Lawrence picking up his fork’

  • books: We are out of bookshelf space again. I need to get bookworm finished.

Thu 20 Sep 2001

  • flight: Still over land, though this time it’s Ireland. Did I sleep? I don’t remember. Time for some quick tree hacking before we land.

  • laptop: updatedb is draining the battery.

Wed 14 Mar 2001

  • Laptop: My laptop arrived!!!! Woo hoo hoo. Repartitioned it to add a wintendo partition, but it mostly works. Then I tried to install network drivers for the pcmcia card I have for Windows. That was a total disaster. I think I’ll have to reinstall it tomorrow. It was nice getting a laptop from dell to arrive with RH7 preinstalled though.

  • Laptop (ximian): Tried installing ximian GNOME last night. Somehow, it downloaded a bad gimp-devel package, which then put the install in an infinite loop (apparently it spent all night reinstalling the same 120 packages or so.) This morning, nothing gnome related would work. A ‘rpm –rebuilddb’ and a ‘rpm -Uvh –force /var/cache/helix-install/*rpm’ seems to have fixed it all up, but it was pretty bizarre.

  • Games (alpha centauri): Stupid game… Eating up all my evening like that.

  • food (lunch): Went with Zana for Sushi. I’ve never had warm sushi before. I don’t think sushi is supposed to be warm. I don’t think I’ll be going back there any time soon.

  • Eazel: That sucks. I hope most of you guys will be able to get another job soon, and those who were starting to feel part of the GNOME community will still feel welcome.

Fri 02 Mar 2001

  • hacking (AR2): Couldn’t sleep, so I did most of the work needed to get cards moving (except actually moving the silly window.)

  • Laptop: I totally forgot to mention this yesterday, but I ordered my new laptop! I ordered a Dell C600 w/ RH 7 preinstalled. I guess I’ll get a chance to see how good a job Dell does at preinstalling linux. Time to make sure it’s insured…

Fri 23 Feb 2001

  • doggy: Fought with a skunk or something. Lost. Ugh. Stinky.

  • laptop: Got my insurance money today from my stolen laptop. I think I’m going to replace it with a Dell C600. It looks like a reasonably nice one with enough beefiness to actually compile GTK+. (-: I’d like to get something like a car-alarm for the laptop when I get it or some form of additional security. Time to ask Mr. Internet what he thinks…