4 Jun 2001 Phoon   » (Journeyer)


advanced case of bleary-eye

Yeah, yeah, yeah... so what if I got up at 5PM yesterday, and didn't sleep at all since? So what if I can't focus on anything further than two feet away? So what if... *yawn*...

Seriously, though, my screwed-up circadian rhythm is really beginning to become a hassle. Strangely enough, the more work I have to do, the better my rhythm is... it's like the constant obligations keep me out of bed when I'm not supposed to be there. Normally, I get home at about 2PM, fall asleep, wake up at about 6PM, hack/study/etc, catch a couple of hours at night, then wake up at 6AM to start the whole process over again. Drag.

But I promised myself I wouldn't cut class unless I were actually sick... and I'm not sick. Yet.

so, how long until "chopsticks"?

Absolutely no piano work. Two hours per class, one night a week, is the wrong format for a piano class. It's the wrong format for almost everything.

linux hassles

The first problem was that klogd took my CPU time to 100%. It's a low-priority thread, so it didn't affect performance. I didn't notice it until I noticed my load average being higher than 1, instead of hovering at 0.02.

Then, when I switched keyboards in X, apps stopped recieving Meta-Q and Meta-Tab. No idea why.

Finally, X went haywire and sucked up all CPU time. I had to ssh in from my firewall and kill X.

I googled for information on all three problems, but on the first all I could find were bugs with 2.4.x and I'm currently running 2.2.18. No help there.

Just as I begin to get frustrated, I reboot into Windows, blow up a few bots in Descent 3 (yeah, yeah, windows version... got it for free with my hub...), begin to appreciate the stability of Linux again, and start working with a new vigor.

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