A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
- July 31
- TA-DA. That
- July 30
- Found three problems with locally-installed MRTG hackery
- UPNP-monitoring script attempting to invoke missing
binary. Part of my username fiddling which is still
- All MRTG scripts running twice. Caused by setting MRTG up as a
LaunchAgent rather than a LaunchDaemon, and having two accounts
logged into the server.
- OMG DISK 111% FULL caused by a combination of the above
filling up an unrotated logfile with stderr messages. The file
was ... large.
- July 21
- I've started watching The Sopranos, and after two
episodes, I am thinking a) the music is incredibly good; b) I
could happily never see another scene involving Tony's mother; c)
it seems inevitable that the upstart nephew will not
last. (Obviously, no spoilers, please).
Finished the whole Martin Beck series - Swedish crime
novels from long before Girls with Dragon Tattoos. There's only
one real flat note in the series, and that's the discovery of the
murderer in the ninth novel - instead of being through the skill and
dedication of the police, it's pure luck - but that aside this is
a really good series of books that has aged particularly
well. Much as I've never noted the absence of cellphones in
Neuromancer, something that is apparently a glaring
clanger for a lot of people, I didn't notice in this series that
noone had a cellphone or a computer and indeed I was a good way
into the first of the books I read (the 7th in the series, which I
received as a birthday gift) before I started wondering what era
it was set in.
- July 13
- The only thing I found noteworthy about Haywire is that the scenes filmed in Dublin are
geographically accurate (as best I can tell, anyway), rather than
the sort of jump-cut geography that sometimes happens in
movies. Aside from that this is a dull thriller, which seems to
principally hope that if they interrupt things to have the female
lead kick someone's ass every so often then it'll all turn out
ok. Alas, no. Oh, and whoever wrote on IMDb trivia that they used
the wrong sirens for the Garda cars clearly hasn't been in Dublin
in the last decade, but I do think the armed response unit's SUVs
and SWAT-like outfits might have taken a few
- July 6
- Quartet is fairly light and a bit of
fun. Billy Connolly plays, basically, Billy Connolly, and while
he's not the centre of the cast, he does tend to steal the show
whenever he's on-screen. Not by any means a taxing movie;
something to pass the time pleasantly.
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