Warning: if you're going to be epicuriously
adventurous and try cooking with Thai fish
sauce, be very sure to use it sparingly. That's
some nasty salty fish flavour happening, and it's quite easy
to go a little overboard. Note: do not be curious and taste
a drop of it right out of the bottle. Just trust me on
Earlier, before I decided to cook something unique for
dinner (which included vermecelli, thai fish sauce, and
fresh mint leaves), I went downtown. This
seemed like such a good idea before I left the house, but I
was psychologically unprepared for the consumer frenzy that
is Downtown Ottawa Slightly After Noon On A Weekday. By the
time I got to Chapters (where I completely failed to find
the May issue of Upside
Magazine), I really just wanted to go home.
Deftly wielding my bus
transfer, I managed to fit four bus rides into an hour
and a half. Nothing like saving $6.75 in bus fare on a
single day. I did manage to talk with the Fido people, and they sold me
a belt clip for my cellphone and upgraded the software in my
handset. They did not include a changelog, and I'm at a
loss as to what actually changed. I didn't ask about
getting a Montreal-local cell account, tho', because the
Fido people are very good at doing things quickly, and I
really don't need it for a few weeks yet.
I think the Fido people scare me a little, actually. Can
there be such thing as service that is too good?
Wending my way back home, I met the moving-company-sales-guy
at my house, where he proceeded to give me a cost/weight
estimate for my stuff. He also gave me a hefty discount and
told me that
I can have a bunch (like 30) of moving boxes for free. I
think I made a very good choice in moving companies.
They're treating me well, and my stuff will be insured for
more than it's worth. If they get everything to me, intact
and on time, I will sing their praises and recommend them to
anyone who's moving in or from Canada. I'll keep you
In a rare technological note, I think the Zope gang has already fixed
the bug that has been causing my ZServer to crash at
seemingly random times. So, now the question is: do I
update the Zope stuff on the current host, or do I get my
act in gear and migrate it to the new host? I should
probably just migrate it, but I really don't want to right
now. I learned my lesson in migrating LinuxChix...moving a
site to a new host is about 100x more complicated than you
think. Well, than I think, at least. Take a moment and go
hug your sys.admin. Trust me, they deserve it.
Oh, I finally found a copy of Mort (another in the
infinite series that is Discworld). I think I've collected
the whole set (except for the two newest ones, one of which
is still only in hardcover).
That Pratchett fella, I tell ya, is some prolific. I wish
Robert Jordan would just get on with it already, and I hope
Whyte gets better soon. Rumour has it that the next
Dream of Eagles book will be published in 2000, which
is a good indication that he's doing better now (yay!)
Jack, if for some bizarre and unlikely reason you're reading
this, thanks a million for the Dream of Eagles series.
Righto. Time to go read and goof off and do other things
that people on vacation do.