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and here we go again

Sigh, ok, is likely time to actually stop playing with this thing and get ready for school/work. Danny is likely en route as I type, so I should probably consider finding some pants so as not to embarrass him too much when he comes in.

Our OS project (http://www.cs.arizona.edu/classes/cs452/summer04) is evil. But that’s ok, we don’t mind… as long as we can wrap our collective brain around the topic… which I don’t know that we can. An A in this class will take my GPA from abysmal all the way up to only moderately abysmal. I need that. Besides, I actually like the course material. It’s fun stuff. Brain melting, but fun.

rss

And here we go again. This has the potential of being a very vicious cycle. Especially now that I have discovered the RSS feeds. See… I like RSS, it’s a wonderful technology. Everything that is interesting and important and worth reading on a regular basis should publish an RSS feed.

I am contemplating making a feed for the conglomerated SIMud.org sites, but have insufficient motivation and/or time to make that happen any time soon. It wouldn’t be too bad. All I would need to do is combine the mud’s extant feed with the comic’s rants and a third source that would send things only to the feed.

What I -really- want is an RSS client that is fully integrated with BitTorrent so one or more of my machines could be set up to automagically grab certain files the instant they are released… would be both a convenience on my part and a service to the community, making high quality seeds readily available for the initial launch of my favorite fansubs 😉

You know… I could write something like that. It wouldn’t be difficult at all, it’s just a simple matter of programming. Sigh. Like so many other things I have designed. If I only had a good 60 hours a week I could dedicate to software development… Oh well.

Of course… people likely already have done this. In fact, on a whim, we enter Google mode now…

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/bitTorrent

Yup, it happens. Now if only the files I was interested in were released this way, eh? 😉 Perhaps I should talk to people about this… hmm.

well, that’s done…

I just finished making cheese of our old personal site, which really was not very impressive to begin with. It will now throw lovely 404’s to all those engines out there that have spidered it.

Our web stats are kind of funny on Hedwig (my primary web server), roughly 40% or so of people arriving at the site (when I last checked) were searching for ‘engagement pictures’. Penny and I had some pics up from our engagement. I was probably 50 pounds lighter back then. She made me fat.

Cosmic rays made me fat! Or thus quoth Danny, in reference to me.

See… I don’t really eat food any more because I am too lazy to prepare it (esp in the bleeding desert heat – it’s like eleven billion and a half degrees outside, possibly twelve) and am usually too cheap to go out and purchase instantly edible food. Thus, I have been averaging one meal per day for at least a year, possibly more.

Not only have I not really been eating real food, I don’t go outside. I am a computer geek after all, and we just don’t believe in that sort of foolishness very often. So it can’t be photosynthesis. Hence, the only remaining option is cosmic radiation. Beams of fatness shooting through everything in their path and latching onto me.

初めに

Well, this is the sort of thing I really promised myself that I would never do… that is, use some third-party ego page service to post random tidbits about my life in the strange exhibitionist hope that complete and total strangers will stumble across me and identify with what I have written.

After all, I have my own stupid server for that sort of thing. Why should I use this anyways? Don’t I always mock such people? I don’t know. I honestly don’t care any more. Found a friend’s journal and figured I’d jump on the bandwagon, just because.

And so, here I am, in bed with my laptop (which is plugged into the wall because the battery is borked), typing into a little web form in stead of doing things manually like I have always done before for the last 8 years or so.

I think I am going to take down our personal site and not actually bring it back up until it is tolerably completed. The last two attempts were famously bad.