An interesting night…

First, I discover this afternoon that my server has rebooted on an older Kernel and the SATA drives aren’t being recognized. No wonder it’s going so slow; the RAID is running in degraded mode (not inherently slower for RAID0/mirroring, but in practice it’s going to mean that the system does everything much more carefully wrt… Continue reading An interesting night…

30 Things You’d Never Think to Ask (Another silly blogmeme…)

This one from Gareth’s LJ (it’s long, sorry): 30 Things You’d Never Think to Ask 1. Have you ever been searched by the cops? Nope, nor ever arrested. Stopped in traffic a few times, usually for something boneheaded whether I got a ticket or not. 2. Do you close your eyes on roller coaster? Usually.… Continue reading 30 Things You’d Never Think to Ask (Another silly blogmeme…)

So I downloaded the Vista beta/preview…

…and tried it out on my laptop, using a spare hard drive. It installed easily, but recognized relatively little of my hardware. The performance was very poor, despite a decent system; part of that may have been the video, which despite a terribly common video card (Radeon Mobility 7500) was not recognized and was running… Continue reading So I downloaded the Vista beta/preview…

Futurama coming back?

If stories are true, WOO-HOO… via RASFW, we find that the best Sci-Fi TV Series since Babylon 5 is coming back… BACK TO THE ‘FUTURAMA’ ANOTHER ‘TOON RESURRECTED By DON KAPLAN June 22, 2006 — ‘FUTURAMA” is officially back from the dead. The quirky animated show from “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening was canceled by Fox… Continue reading Futurama coming back?

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Woof! Woof!

Too cute not to pass on, from the Washington Post, via RASSF: A Bite and Bark That Saved a Life Cellphone Chomp Called 911 for Beagle’s Owner By Leef Smith Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, June 19, 2006; Page B01 Belle Weaver is flying into the nation’s capital today to receive an award for saving… Continue reading Woof! Woof!

I biked to work, once. (so far?)

Have you ever seen the film “Johnny Dangerously”? Not a tremendous film, but a funny one… and the villain in it has this schtick where if someone does something that angers him he says, “You better not [whatever] me, [whoever]! My [family member] [whatever]ed me! …once!” Right now my back/legs/lungs are telling me “You better… Continue reading I biked to work, once. (so far?)

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And on a much more serious note…

My congratulations and best wishes to King Bhumibol Adulyadej and to the Thai people on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his ascension to the throne. (I’d meant to post this earlier; as I write, it’s already the 10th in Thailand, but it’s still the 9th here.) See also the congratulatory resolution passed by… Continue reading And on a much more serious note…

re: Kiss the wawa

On RASSF, Karen Lofstrom wrote: Latest hottest Arab pop video! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4559854674036497542&q=Haifa I’ve never seen anything like it — a music video featuring a sexy singer, a toddler, a kitten, lots of chocolate and pink fake fur. That was … interesting. I was trying to figure out what the heck she was singing about, and found… Continue reading re: Kiss the wawa