Another four days gone by without any work done. Thursday and Friday got lost in incessant Day Job Demands and as it turns out I'd promised the SO I'd attend a wedding this weekend and had to go out of town. Shabby hotel; cost a fortune; no Internet access. /me is not happy! :-(
So now I'm back, but looking at the duty roster it doesn't seem too bright Monday through Wednsday. I've got Thursday and Friday off, but since I'm on Hell Rotation (don't ask!) this weekend I'll probably have to spend the time doing IRL-stuff.
Speaking of IRL-stuff, I'm planning on beefing up my hardware pool. Current plan is to get one of those kick-ass MP models from Apple (the 2x450MHz model) to deal with email/news/"Office"-type stuff and the 733MHz model from Compaq's Deskpro EN SFF line for a Linux box. None of them are actually typical hacker hardware, but they seem to suit me like a glove. It's going to cost me an arm and a leg, but I think it's worth it. My current hardware just won't cut it anymore; especially since I've got to return both my Linux systems to my former employer. I've already stalled much longer then I should. That leaves me with just a Macintosh Performa 5400/160 (160MHz PPC 601 CPU).
Of course, it all depends on what my bank thinks of the idea and my bank, it seems, is extremely slow in making up it's mind. :-(
Note to self: Look into adding "Watch" and "Watched" options to mod_virgule!
There are several people whose diary I'd like to keep watch on, but no easy way -- short of well organized bookmarks, of course :-) -- to keep track of them. If mod_virgule let you "Watch" a set of diaries, or possibly Accounts, for changes it'd be much easier. It could probably be listed on each page "This person is watching.../This person is being Watched by..." in addition to the Certification listings.