2 Jun 2009
(updated 2 Jun 2009 at 23:46 UTC) »
"toe the line", not "tow the line".
You're standing at a line, following the rules. Oh, and
it's "currying Fauvel" -- brushing that famous
donkey, Fauvel -- not "currying favor"; and "eat umble
pie" -- innards -- not "eat humble pie". Oh, is this
too much correctness for you? Never mind.
I set up a
last weekend, and before I even got any water in it, the
frame was swarmed with about a hundred thousand microscopic
crawling insects weighing probably a gram, in total. With
the naked eye I could just see there
was something there, and identify a color. At 160x, one
filled the microscope field. They turned out to be
thrips, just one of 4700 known species. More species
of thrips are known than mammals, with probably thousands
more thrip species unnoted. I wonder why they liked my
My brother-in-law gave me a G1
Android phone, and I took it on vacation to read, and even
answer, e-mail on. It's the first time I've gone anywhere
in, what, 20 years? without a laptop. It worked, but I had
to wait to read the mouse-over punchlines to my favorite
webcomix until after I got home. Android won't be
there until its browser does mouse-overs.
just got my Dell Latitude D620 to resume
properly from an ACPI "suspend to RAM". I've
been using TuxOnIce for the last 2+ years, but have finally
abandoned it. This was part of upgrading to a 188.8.131.52
kernel, itself prompted by trying to get my US$2 "Clique Hue
HD" (sn9c20x) webcams working. That failed, but I got a
pair of 6-foot USB cables, cheap, and the cameras are good-looking
even if they won't themselves look. (The microphones
work, I think.) My guess is they ended up remaindered for
$2 because the MSWindows drivers shipped with them suck.
Who knows, the Linux driver might even work someday.