A little software stuff and the some spleen venting
I conducted something of an off-the-cuff experiment today. I deliberately
posted what I hoped would be a half-way enticing link back to my
home page in the early stages of a Slashdot story and then turned
on the log watching to see the small slashdot effect roll in.
It was satifying, watching the pitter patter, like during those
springs when the snow is melting and you toss some chunks of ice in the
run off streams and see the water divert around it. (The page was
my Tivo story, fwiw.)
Is there some sort of "Keep Alive/Resurrect" daemon/program out there?
Last year I wrote a renice daemon for my Zaurus - now I was thinking of
modifying it to monitor a process and restart it if it ever quits.
A perpetual Mozilla kiosk would be one use. Forget about futzing with
settings, if someone closes it, it would automagically restart without
user intervention. It would take a few hours of work to modify my
rend to act this way...
My turn to whine
I got home tonight to some bad news from my wife - my mother was cancelling
her trip here to visit us, including my daughter. I had been looking
forward to this for weeks. I had been pumping Linnea with "Grandma
Bonnie is coming!" this whole week and she cancels two days before
she was supposed to come down. We had things planned! This was supposed
to be a big, memorable weekend! My damn sister, my check-forging,
money-stealing, emotionally-unstable sister has fscking wrecked it
again. And what can I do about it? Nothing. I cannot complain - my
mother is suffering from her daughter's misdeeds, agonizing over
whether my sister will do jail time and what will happen to her. So when
she calls and begs to come home for the weekend, my mother relents and
Me. Me who always gets cancelled.
Me. Who hasn't asked for a g*ddam thing but time for years.
Me. Who never gets it.
There, my whining for today, on you rather than her.