Older blog entries for wrffr (starting at number 5)

Got a really cool minidisc recorder/player for Christmas. It connects up to the computer using usb and looks just like a normal usb audio device so you can play music to it and record stuff that way.

It's damn cool. And I've been wanting a minidisc player for ages.

Heh heh heh.

3 Jan 2001 (updated 3 Jan 2001 at 20:58 UTC) »

We finally got some nerf weaponry in the office and there have been a few skirmishes so far.

We need to get a few more people involved though, so we can have some nice big battles.

The problem turned out to be the lack of any sort of warning or error messages from anaconda.

I'd been testing an ftp server while in my cvs tree and accidentally ended up with a copy of libtermcap.so in one of my rpms and rpm had decided to list that as something my package was providing.

So when anaconda ran into the circular dependancy, it didn't bother to complain at all and just installed everything in alphabetic order.


22 Nov 2000 (updated 23 Nov 2000 at 00:08 UTC) »

I hate anaconda.

What I did was--

  1. took a known good iso
  2. replaced a few WireX specific packages
  3. ran genhdlist
  4. built a new iso
  5. burned it

And the installer has suddenly decided that interdependencies don't matter and installing everything in _alphabetic order_ is the way to go.


19 Nov 2000 (updated 20 Nov 2000 at 10:10 UTC) »

For the last few months, I've been obsessing about getting a motorcycle.

In the back of my mind, I've always wanted one, but only lately have I let it escape more.

My current plan is to wait until spring, take the MSF RiderCourse, and get a 1994+ Kawasaki Ninja 250 or 500.

Eventually, I'd like to move up to something a little larger.

At that point, instead of just selling it, I'd convert the Ninja to be a race bike and take it out to PIR for track day every once in a while.

So my big dilemma is whether to get the 250 or the 500.

The reason I'd get the 250 over the 500 is because there's an AMA racing class just for 250's and that would be a hell of a lot of fun.


Finally got around to setting up an account.

Hopefully, I'll remember to add diary entries with at least a little regularity...

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