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Journal Journal: Slashdot works again!

Yay! No more problems with my ISP proxy server it appears.

And I'm still using the exact same KDE3 build that I installed in April last year. :( I really should do a nice fresh install again soon... if I can be bothered.

Also I'm nearly unpacked from moving 2 years ago!

Upgrades

Journal Journal: KDE3 upgrade

Arsing fucking crappy thing from hell.

1) Remove old KDE2 installation from Mandrake Linux - Good
2) Install new KDE3 packages - Good
3) Oooh, security updates for Mandrake, better get them as well!
4) Reboot
5) LILO - Can't boot - XYZ too large
6) 2 hours later, after reinstalling the kernel whilst not reinstalling the whole darn OS...
7) Why isn't KDM working anymore?
8) Arse.
9) 3 hours later - they called the session "KDE 3" which chksession couldn't parse! Renamed "KDE3" - works.

Was it worth it? So far it seems it is!

The Internet

Journal Journal: Tired again

Crappy Java has no decent APIs for getting all information you need. MAC addresses for all NIC in a machine today - had to parse the output of "ifconfig -a" for that one (cross Unix platform requirement).
Bug

Journal Journal: I am fucking knackered

Arse moving house is a knackering experience. 2 hours sleep in about 60 hours, but the stuff has now been loaded onto the removal van and will be installed later at the new house.

Stupid damn build-your-own cardboard boxes and stupid piles of worthless paper that had to be sorted. Too many books, too many clothes, too many frickin' cables.

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst

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