with an s, like the poet (as he's said more than a few
times). Robert Parker's created two other
I'm not greatly impressed with either so far, and when I
found out the
was written for Helen Hunt to play... bleh... If
you like that style of writing, do check out Elvis Cole by
Very similar but just different enough to
feel 100% clonish (I like these better than Parker's own
something new every day: I tend to write an entry
then go back afterward
and put urls in by doing a quick google search, and picking
something. Often, I discover a new site that way. After
looking over the Crais website, I learned that he's got ties
to the sci-fi community, and written for many tv shows,
stuff I've liked and never noticed was by him. Advogato
diary writing can be self-educating.
I have a amateur radio tech class license I never use, but
once in a while, I go to the ham radio shows to find
goodies. Bought a tiny little Yaesu VX-1R
that fits in the
palm of my hand, runs for 14 hours on a lithium cell and can
receive a huge spectrum of things besides just the ham
frequencies. Of course, the major software to tweak the
unit is commercial windows stuff, but I did find some linux
code for it right away. Now I have to either buy or
cable for it. Combined with the Espresso pc (review coming
one of these days), I could have a completely mobile packet
radio station, which these days is internet capable.... of
course, I wanted to do this years ago, when nobody was doing
it, now it's pretty common. Any old Palm 7 can do it.
The night before this hit, I was thinking of improving the
mail scanner setup I had. Of course, I decided against it
at the time.
Next morning, drive to work, turn on radio and hear that 'a
new virus' is out. Bang head against steering wheel over
missing chance to look really psychic.
Luckily, only person who got it that morning (8 times) was
one of the very few who uses netscape for mail, not outlook
(in some form). Turned off sendmail, installed procmail
filter and turned sendmail back on. Caught every
(and a few prettypark.exes) with just that one fix. Good
thing to come out of it: boss is willing to look at other
email packages. Eudora
seems to be in the lead. Must be free, windows, easy as
outlook, and full featured. Any others anyone can think of?
I added some stuff to the Universe,
and you removed it. I'll have to let people know: Jesus
saves, but God deletes.
Not that it's any of my bizness, but it'd be interesting if
someone did a tally of where the people all end up. Here's
hoping you all land feet up someplace else soon.
Physical labor: mowed lawn. (most of it)
version3 which means Netpliance removed
the shadow passwd and disabled the root login windows that
worked before. Someone will have to hack this puppy and
gain root so we can reflash the bios. They will.
Netpliance will learn that if they'd been nice, we'd be on
their side, spending time doing cool stuff with them,
no... they had to goop and clip and piss people off, and now
the effort is spent fighting what they did to stop us from
doing things we'll do anyway. When life gives you lemons,
make lemonade, don't put epoxy all over them.
Television: I own a 60 inch Sony tv with a Tivo and DirecTV. TV on
demand - only shows I want to watch, and I currently don't
get the major networks. I mostly watch movies or scifi
channel. The tv was a present to myself, it's too big
sometimes (it's almost a full wall in my tiny place),
but it's fun watching movies on it.