MonthJune 2002

Maybe Whittling?

I won an auction for a digital camera! I am so happy. I haven’t ever had a real one before. Only lame little low-res crappy ones.

Also, I left my cellphone at home today, for the first time in a long time. It’s a very curious sensation. I keep patting my pockets, doing The Cellphone Dance, and it’s not there. I feel slightly disconnected. This is enhanced by Annette (who is at home, where the phone is) telling me over ICQ that it’s rung. At least there’s always voicemail. And I am, after all, still plugged into The Interweb.

And, in recent news, the MPAA sent a “Stop it, you bastards.” e-mail to my current host ISP about my extremely illegal web site full of pirated TV shows for download. I am seriously pondering shutting it down, but … what would I do for a hobby then? I spend about an hour a day going through sharereactor and stuff, surfing for content.

I should find a cheap hobby. Building things out of popsicle sticks, perhaps. Gardening. It really pisses me off that almost ALL the stuff I like to do requires ludicrously expensive STUFF.

Well, after DAYS of juggling disks around, I have FINALLY got the new disk subsystem completed for It now has a nice fast one terabyte raid, and I shall use the old few hundred gig (Pish! What can you store on _that_, so small!) one for a home fileserver.


It’s taken ages because quite a lot of data that I’ve been copying has been on old IDE drives, and the IDE controller in my home linux box is rather old.

“Dee Emm Ayy? What ist this strange thing of which though … uh .. speaketh-est.”

Or something.

But anyway, when you’re dealing with big amounts of data, the difference between DMA and a PIO mode is the difference between “It’ll be done tomorrow” and “It’ll be done on friday.”