For the last year or so, I've been happily using Debian, with a mixture of sources so I was stable, but current, just like nearly everyone who uses Debian.
Then I tried to upgrade or something insane like that, using aptitude, and the whole thing went tits up on me. No amount of cussing, kicking things, or actual tinkering with the software could save my machine.
To bad, they should have read it. They no longer have rights to the music the wrote and recorded, it belongs to Sony now
(Cross-posted to WWdN)
The final table of the 2005 World Series of Poker started at 4pm yesterday afternoon, and wasn't finished until just after 7am today. I'm not sure, but I think that's a record. I'd call Pauly to be sure, but something tells me he's crashed out until at least Sunday.
I just got back from Starsky and Hutch.
Surprisingly funny. I bet the DVD will be great.
Best part was how anyone in the theatre under 30 didn't get about 70% of the best jokes.
Now I'm hoping that they'll make a CHiPs movie. I wonder what other late 70s to early 80s TV shows would translate well into movies?
Oh, and if you're not watching TRIO every night, you're really missing out on some fantastic television.
There's no "Ask Slashdot" topic available for user journals, but I am intrigued by this reader's question, and I thought it was worth a try to tap into the collective wisdom of Slashdot.
you mentioned some time ago in your blog that you did a presentation on writing your book(s) using open source tools. Have you posted these slides (or whatever the medium was) anywhere?
You made the top ten list!
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1 20342 Morc-Mon-Hum-Mal-Law died in Sokoban on level 6 [max 9].
Killed by an owlbear. - 
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Killed by a xan. - 
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Killed by a water elemental. - 
RetroCRUSH is a pop culture website run my my friend Robert Berry.
Someone left this in my blog. It must be seen to be believed.
The hilarious (and scary) thing is, the dialogue it generates is right on par with the stuff they used to give us to say.
I made it into the Hollywood Reporter!!
It's a very positive article, and it's nice to read something about me in the entertainment press that isn't framed in a negative light:
O'Reilly put out a press release to announce my deal with them!
This is pretty damn cool:
I posted this announcement at my lame website, but I'm so excited about it, I'm gonna repost it here:
I have totally signed a three book deal with a major publisher. O'Reilly and Associates, to be precise.
Okay, I'm totally trying to play it all cool, but . .
HOLY MOTHER OF CRAP!! WOOOO!!!!!! ROCK!
YEAH!!! KICK ASS BABY!!! UNGH!!! UNGH!!!
fortune: cpu time/usefulness ratio too high -- core dumped.