25 May 2001 heschong   » (Master)

I love/hate OS X. It's so fast/slow, and all the apps are incredibly stable/flakey.

Last week, Nicole asked me to take two days off to go to a bed and breakfast in Butler. Butler is the town that the TVA bought in the 30s for the express purpose of turning it into a big lake. They picked up all the houses and moved them elsewhere, but the people who live there still point out into the lake at the place that their old homestead used to be. It's slightly spooky.

So I agreed to go, and I set about trying to figure out a way to work from my laptop with no Internet connectivity. I discovered that getting Apache, PHP and MySQL installed and working under OS X was fairly simple, and so I moved my entire development environment onto my laptop. Is this a good idea? Probably not.

Of course, I did all of this for no reason. Between the peace and quiet of the inn and a strange attack of allergy/cold symptoms, I never even cracked the lid of my notebook open. Instead, I took a few naps, finished reading the Rudy Rucker *ware books, and played with a swarm of domesticated carp.

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