February 14th, 2004


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So, happy Valentines to those with, happy Singles Awareness to those without. I shall spare no sappy sentiment, nor boasting about having a card... except maybe I shall share the geek love poem. For coaldustcanary, of course:

r0535 ar3 #FF0000,
v101375 ar3 #0000FF,
a11 0f my ba53
ar3 b310ng t0 y0u!

I feel such a geek for that. But I thought it was funny.

Breakfast was entertaining. Some kind of chili and potato flatbread that a local place has started doing, alongside thick cuts of mis-shaped bacon and too much coffee. The chilibread especially was good, everyone had some and even my mouth was tingling. Which meant that my mum and brother were panting for water after they finished.

Apart from that, not much yet. I have the software payload of this machine finally up and running right and all updated, but am still no further in my Mystery Debian Modem Problems. I may have to go out tomorrow and buy an external serial modem for the fuck of it. Probably a better idea, all told.

  • Current Music
    The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love

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One litre of Californian red antifreeze, because we're all out of vodka and I can't afford to get more yet. Check.
One prawn vindaloo. Check.
One blunt instrument for murder of siblings for gross stupidity? Not yet, but close.

To explain: My brother is trying to get into Linux. Unfortunately, he's using Mandrake 9.odd, and KDE (I am of the mind that any desktop environment can fuck off, but then I use WindowMaker). Double unfortunately, he wants to be able to use the machine without using the root password. Ever. Including for modifying lilo.conf, fucking around in /dev, and generally doing things that those of us with one quarter of a clue will already want to be murdering him for.

His excuse? "It's annoying." I explained that perhaps some mountain climbers found it annoying to use saftey lines, but just about all of them were glad when they needed them. He ignored me and told me to basically make his user account autologin, and have root permissions. I excused myself to start drinking. There are some things I refuse to do and to render him even more dangerous at that machine than he is with Windows is one of them. Furrfu.
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    drunk drunk