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10/26/2001    -{ Oh $DEITY it's Hard to be Humble... }-

What a week. I just spent the last 4 days along with the other developers in a marathon short term project. I've written some of the coolest stuff and done some (IMHO) very good code lately. Right now it's almost 1am and we're in a 'testing' phase (which is what I thought was supposed to be done tomorrow, but oh well). Making this especially more sucky is the fact that this whole 'get in shape' thing I've been doing lately means that I get to get up an hour earlier tomorrow. In just over 5 hours. Add into that the fact that we're still testing, and I have a half hour drive home anyway, and bah, this sux0rs. I'm glad when it'll be done though, and if it all works out I may just come home before midnight tomorrow!

Note to self: Check the web archive when they don't suck more to look for my original web page and maybe some history of the current one. It'll be cool to see how far things have come. Course, right now I'm just getting errors when I try to view anything....

10/21/2001    -{ A Different [way of thinking] }-

Well, aside from a couple of weird dreams lately, things have been normal, as normal. Aside from working through the 4.4G of mp3s in my incoming/unsorted directory, things have been slow. Saw Iron Monkey with people today, which was very good. Great kung fu movie! I will be seeing it again/buying it! Been going to the gym in the mornings before work too, 10 minutes of cardio (running or the weird gazell machine) followed by weights. Going after work is a heck of a lot harder to arrange, co-ordinate, and motivate, especially after a long day. Cutting into one's sleep (not a good thing) is still easier than not going home after work to veg.

Speaking of going to the gym, tis late, I should do that bed thing...

10/14/2001    -{ TV Sucks Tonight }-

A great weekend of doing nada. Dinner with the folks saturday, sitting around organizing mp3s today. Whohoo! Got a bunch of emails out to various people who I've been lax on emailing lately too, yay for me. Got some noding done as well. Nothing great, but more to pump up the XP. Some thinking about halloween has come as well, I actually have some ideas. Not sure if anything'll happen from them or I'll come dressed up as a redhat fan again (ie: wearing a redhat shirt).

10/08/2001    -{ May Your Offspring Feast on the Entrails of your Victims }-

Amusing Link of the Day.

I'm still on yesturday's time to be honest. I spent most of the day Sunday and Saturday night after coming back from diving reconstructing the box. I put a new drive in (thanks Fred!) and it went perfectly, and then while copying data to / from the old drive (backing up 4G of /home) Something Bad(tm) happened, and it did strange things. When I got a chance to get it and pull the drives, it looked like the MBR, or something, was gone. The data on all drives was all fine, but when I tried to boot it just gave a blank screen. Not "LILO, "LI" or "L". So I reinstalled linux, did some magic to make it work, and spent the day getting everything back up and going.

Just so everyone knows, there was no (that I could see) data loss. Mail, web, and home directories are just fine. Just the box is in parts on my living room floor is all :) Thanks to the offers of hardware for those who saw my post about possible Really Bad Things(tm) happening, and offered.

Now I just have to put the box back togeather physically and take it back to the co-lo (which Kelora is kind enough to be trying to arrange for tomorrow (today) (monday).

Today was also a very wonderful thanksgiving dinner up and Iambe's. Turkey, stuffing, veggies, the whole works, with lots of friends around. A good time was had by all, especially those who played porno scrabble afterwards (while the Risk Game to End All Risk Games was being played by Engel, Firefly, Cyranth and CyranthSqueeze.

Now it's really fscking late and it's time to go to bed.

10/06/2001    -{ I forgot the sacraficial chicken again. }-

Fred got me a sweet new hard drive for the box a while back, and I finally got around to installing it. For once the install went perfectly. Everything worked the first time, 0 problems, hell, I didn't even need to keep the cover off for the first boot, and that never happens.

After I got home from New West (where it's hosted) I copied files around, re-arranged space, etc. Somewhere along the way I decided that copying /home to someplace else, "just in case", was a good idea. At the same time I did some upgrading of packages. I don't know if this is the reason, but after a bit I got some strange errors from the hard drive. I tried to put / in read only mode to try to prevent any more damage being done, but that either didn't do anything or didn't help. The filesystem is in RO mode but the command to put it there is apparently still running.

Other things also stopped working, like 'su' (which lets me go into superuser mode so I can reboot) which just froze up my session as soon as I put in the root password. My / partition is now apparently about 4200G, definately more than I put in there. And it has no inodes. Bah. This morning when I got up at 7 (couldn't sleep) apparently /bin and /lib (both very important) are empty, but you can still run commands from them.

The guys at paralynx have been left messages, but until they get in there's nothing I can do. Of course, if it's more than a fsck will fix, then I have to get the box, rebuild it, and get it back out there. Lots and lots of fun. I wonder how much beer/guinness/pizza this will cost me :(