The economy must be down
I was driving in to work today, listening to the
Local radio and noticed
that instead of
the normal ads trying to hire ASIC designers, there was instead
someone saying that you don't need to put up with depresion and
anixety, and their concerned folks were
waiting at 1-800-ANIXETY who would be glad to send you a free tape
about someone's miracle program.
Esso gives folks gas pains
Long weekend coming, so gas is sudenly up to 78 cents CDN a litre.
($1.85US a US Gallon) it had gone back down to 68 cents 2 weeks ago.
I notice that Corel CEO Derik Burney now has a BMW in his laneway to go along
with his big Ford SUV. I bet he would get back some creativity if he went
back to driving his 73 Javelin. Perhaps when the salt gets washed off the roads.
Has anyone noticed that the new Corel
looks like a penguin when you hold it upside down?
Looks like there will be a ban on smoking in Bars and such
in the mega city. Perhaps I will be able to attend LUCK meetings again, the
discusion was interesting, but the smoke in the bar where the meeting is held
was too much for my system.
Regulation that might not work
The new city is going to start
requiring that RAVES have a permit, security, and stop
admiting folks under 16.
I can understand the concern, but wonder if that will be enough to
push them even more underground than they have been, perhaps with
I am an old f**t
I have bought myself an old CONAR
tube tester. I get nostalgic sometimes for the times
when Radio and TV was exciting
technology. Back in the 1930's RCA was so much like
Microsoft is now it is a
fascinating comparison. (Employment of patents and
licening to ensure that only
RCA approved/compatible equipment was producted).
Sure enough the new
(made in the 1970's) unit does have settings for some of the old
"computer triodes" and it looks like my two "Remington Rand"
computer tubes are still good. (even if they probaly won't fit anything
that is outside a collection.)
Strange Security advice
Seems that Alcatel
makes a DSL modem with a security bug. Someone on
the internet can change your settings remotely. Advice
in the media is to put it behind a firewall.
How does one put a firewall between a DSL
line and a DSL modem? Am I missing something?
Has a firewall become a magic token that solves all
problems? Is this trying to tell me to stick with
my old RACAL 28.8 modem?
Had my car in for service. Brakes now work
for the first time in a year. (they used to stop the car
but with great effort, now they take a feather touch).
Last shop to fix it must have put in real cheep parts. Shocked
when the guy tells me that I had a bad motor mount, Car is now MUCH
less noisy. Even let them do an oil change, first time I years I
did'nt do it myself.
Strain at work is getting to me. On Wendsday
morning rembered about my Tuesday night swim lesson. Guess its
too late to go! I have got to get a job
where I can work with/on software or documentation. My curent position
is becoming more emotionaly draining, and I don't get satifaction from
my work. I don't want to head for burnout. Weekends have been only a
time for rest, not for projects in a while now.
Perhaps one reson for folks only sending the .PNG/.JPG is that
bitmaps are much larger than the compiled format, and the PNG or JPG is
a portable format, while the source may be an internal format of some sort of
Perhaps it is just that the creator never thought of making the raw
version avalable, or in fact may have purged the raw format to
save disk space.
rupert's Song (Holding Out For An Inode)
That one is good.