18 Jul 2002 blm   » (Apprentice)

Tonight I have borrowed a laptop from work. I type this whilst sitting at the laundrette while my clothes wash. I love it and want my own laptop asap. I wouldn't mind to much if for monetary reasons it has to be bottom of the range. I am seriously looking at the cheapest iBook. I can get since I have a crush on apple kit (but not their price.)

The i in iMac is not for inferior ;-)

Today I blew away my OS X partition to put debianppc back on my iMac. I like OSX (like crystal clear text on display) but there are things that annoy me about it (the list goes on) So after seeing screenshots of Gnome2 I thought that I would give that a go. I am a Enlightenment user from way back but we will see (sorry raster) The install is going well but the scrollkeeper install takes forever. But all-in-all linux on my machine is much snappier then OSX (Is it pronounced like os sex?)

Thanks go to Hadess for the debs and the entire GNOME crew for Gnome2. I hope I will be able to contribute. The GNOME websites with the list of tasks will probably make it easier

[sidenote: To get linux to boot u neet a small bootstrap partition to be ``blessed''. I guess This contains necessary stuff to load the kernel. I just noticed that when it does this it says

Blessing /dev/hda2 with Holy Penguin Pee...

I nearly wet myself laughing]

Me and Perl and a dog named Blue

I have been mainly doing programming in Perl recently. I fear releasing stuff for public consumption. Apart from licensing issues I am worried about what others will think of me when they see my code. Soon though it may be all right. I am getting more used to $_ and @_ usage so my code looks cleaner (at least to me).

linux.conf.au

I really want to go to linux.conf.au. When I found out about the extension in time for paper submissions I had a zany idea to present my secret project number 1. It is like a new distribution but not. There are already too many distros out there so I will make mine a custom install of (probably) redhat or (maybe) debian. It will be the one out of these two that where you can specify scripts to pick the packages to be installed.

Alas two weeks is not enough time to prepare a submission and I don't have the hardware to complete it since I would need a seperate test computer. Maybe I will go as a spectator?

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