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|Monday, July 25th, 2005|
I think I'll poke livejournal again and see what happens.
Anyway it would appear that I'm going to mera luna in a few weeks, and I thought I'd poke my head in here and see if anyone else who sees this will also be there
|Monday, April 12th, 2004|
I'm looking for crashspace for C10, so if anyone has space or wants to split a hotel room or know of anyone who does, please let me know. I'm very nice really.
That is all.
|Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004|
I seem to have just bought a ticket for convergence 10. I guess that kind of means I'm going.
So yea, much fun. Anybody else? Anybody looking to share a hotelroom?
PS. Still not dead.
|Thursday, August 28th, 2003|
Do I have "Unix Geek" tattooed across the back my head?
Second day of new course (maths) at university (yes for those not following I'm currently taking my Nth stab at getting a degree), and first computer lab. Now I'm sitting there minding my own business silently cursing the spastics in charge of setting up the school computers (as you do) and trying to get these trivial tasks done as quickly as possible so I can go home. And all of a sudden this fucking kid I've never met and barely recognize from that mornings lectures walks up to me and asks "Hey are you the guy who's really good unix?" I barely have time to turn around and go "Uh" and before I can go "Who are you and why are you talking to me" he starts going on about his computer isn't doing something and he can't get some program to run or whatever.
Now I should mention that this being an officially scheduled computer lab lesson there where two or three teaching assistants milling around whom he could have hassled, but no, he chooses me!
How do people do it? What about me is it that makes complete fucking strangers walk up to me and ask me computer questions, and expect me to answer? I really have to start looking a lot more scary. (Thinking back I really should have told him to type 'rm -rf ~* .*' as opposed to the vague 'nope, can't help you' I gave)
And on another note. When did they start letting little kids into universities?? Shit some of the kids around here look like they are barely out of high school. Loud obnoxious little brats the lot of them.
|Thursday, June 5th, 2003|
Well I finally got around to seeing the latest Matrix movie (yes I'm slow) and well, what can I say. I can hardly recall the last time a movie disapointed me so much. The Phantom Menace kind of comes close, but then I wasn't expecting much so in a way it lived up to my expectations. With Matrix I was hoping for something cool and well it just plain sucked. And worse than that it was boring. Dire acting out of horrid plot in desperate attempts to tie together dull, drawn out and overdone action sequences does not a good movie make. This movie was everything the first one wasn't. And I really really wanted to like it.
|Saturday, May 24th, 2003|
Particularly the bit where annoying people keep sending you letters threatening to do bad things to you if you don't pay them what you owe them. Also the bits where your former employer owes you money which they've been promising "within two weeks" since early early feb. is not that fun either. And least fun of all is the part where you have 350$, no income until september and having to pay $300 of that in rent on monday.
Paying for that trip to attend Catalyst in August and then Whitby in November is going to be tough. As is finding money for less important things like food and rent.
|Thursday, May 8th, 2003|
If it ain't broke don't fucking fix it!
One day I'll learn to live by those words.
Decided to upgrade my box (which dual boots windows and linux) from Red Hat 7.x to the latest Mandrake (Mandrake's crap by the way don't bother) for no better reason than that I had nothing better to do and wanted to see why people spoke so highly of Mandrake. Sure Red Hat 7 sucked hard and long in many many ways, but I'd more or less beaten it into shape and could make it do what I wanted.
Anyway the end result of several hours work is that my linux partition refuses to talk to my cable modem (and thus no net connection) and the partition table on my windows system disk seems to have crawled up its own arse and barfed all over the place and basically telling me it has no idea what is going on and certainly has no interest doing anything worthwhile.
My god I really hate computers.
|Saturday, May 3rd, 2003|
I seem to have a life...
I went out yesterday...with real people, and might be doing it again tomorrow. Scary I know.
Saw a band called The Provenance
, and they actually didn't suck (if you like that sort of thing), so everybody should buy their latest CD which is quite good. And no, I'm not just saying that because the guitarist is a mate of mine. Anyway I have no point to make. I was just bored and thought I'd update my LJ.
|Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003|
Right I'm finally home from Whitby and the tour of Scotland that followed. everything was great, I had a stunning time and everybody was very nice and let me abuse their hospitality. I'm now very tired and I have to get up a 6 tomorrow moringing. Anyway, just letting people know I'm (still) not dead
|Monday, March 10th, 2003|
After several phonecalls with techsupport, sitting home and waiting for cable laying people who never show up TWICE!, realizing that the ISP had sent me the wrong cable and finally applying some magic so black even I don't understand why it worked, I finally have broadband internet access in my flat!
|Monday, January 27th, 2003|
As of last week I'm now living in Gothenburg, Sweden.
That is all.
|Wednesday, January 8th, 2003|
Just so that everybody knows. I'm back from North America. Chicago and saturnalia was good fun, Toronto was great as always, and Mexico was warm and had cheap crap beer.
Also I'm not dead but I am unemployed, broke and with no plans for the future. I hope to have a proper internet connection soon though(I'm posting this from my local library)
|Wednesday, December 11th, 2002|
Have I mentioned that I hate everything and want to die?
|Wednesday, November 27th, 2002|
connection to 184.108.40.206, port 119:No route to host
Unable to make connection. Giving up.
slrn fatal error:
Failed to initialize server.
Argh. This is bad. My news server has been unavailable all day, and it seems like I'm about to start posting on livejournal out of sheer desperation.
Even worse than that, come monday, I'll have no permanent net access for the first time in years,very, very scary. Guess it's time to start looking up internet cafes. On the brighter side, come monday, I'll not be working any more and I'll be free!
|Monday, October 21st, 2002|
London here I come!
I'm arriving in London on Saturday the 26. to kick about for a few days before heading up to Whitby. Anybody who will be around and wants tp meet up for drinks or whatever send me an e-mail. I'm also still looking for places to crash, And I'm willing to offer beer for sofa space. Anyway, just thought this would be an easy way to let a bunch of you know I'll be in London soon.
|Thursday, October 10th, 2002|
Wow. I've just had my first job Interview for the job in Dundee I mentioned I while back, and I think it went really well. The job sounded super cool, the bloke who'll be my superviser seem decent and like someone I could work with, and all things considered everything went really well. I have one more interview to do with the head sysadmin bloke, but things are looking good. I was basically told that they have it down to four (of which I was the third one they interviewed) and they'll be hireing at least two of us, so it looks like I might be living in Scotland come January
|Friday, September 20th, 2002|
|I need a life
When you realize that the most exciting thing you have done all week is to fail in installing Debian on an old Alpha workstation, you know you need a life. I'll probably spent my weekend trying to resurrect my computer after the hard drive crashed last week. Fun Fun Fun.
Hopefully I'll get my computer back up and get the negs I just got back scanned so I can start playing with them. At least that can claim to be creative. Damn I wish I had a proper dark room. I'll take red lights and chemicals and stopwatches and dodging with strange bits of cardboard over photoshop and fucking computers any day of the week.
Actually I'm looking forward to going over these negs I should have some really cool stuff there. I have one series there which I'm hoping to turn into a really cool 3D animation. Of course I unfortunately suck at 3D so it's undeniably going to suck. At least the concept looks pretty cool in my head, perhaps I should just leave it there.
|Tuesday, September 3rd, 2002|
Sod it. I might give this posting thing a try.
Life has been passable so far.
Spent the last week rambling up and down mountains and sleeping in tents and doing that outdoors thing. Other than an annoying bug bite which made my left lower leg swell to twice the size of my right, I had a great time. Also I've come to the conclusion that anybody how leaves for an extended hiking trip without packing at least one bottle of fine single malt whisky is doing it wrong.
Upon returning home I found a message on my phone and a letter in my mail box which led to believe that I might be getting fired. Now this would actually have been good, since I've been meaning to quit this job for a while now anyway, and getting fired means I'd have to be given a severance package and I'd get to collect unemployment. Unfortunately it turns out they weren't firing anyone, they're simply talking loudly about it and jerking everybody around in hopes that we quit out of their own free will.
On a somewhat brighter (or different) note I might kind of, almost, not really but maybe, been, perhaps, offered a job in Scotland. So I might be off to Dundee in the not too distant future (or not). At any rate the job sounds quite cool and involves me playing with various bits of computer hardware and making them play nice in some kind of network (surprise, surprise).
Other than that, I'm currently trying to decide if I should finish my perl script or go home early and hope that no one notices.
|Wednesday, August 7th, 2002|
I wonder if someone will notice if I add a second entry?
|Monday, July 29th, 2002|