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Hacker's Diary

A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.

February 24
Finally installed the RAM upgrade in the Mac. It's already feeling improved. (possibly placebo effect)


February 21
Since 2015 is turning out to be The Year Of Memory Upgrades Chez Waider, I took a putty knife and screwdriver to the Mac Mini and bumped it from 2GB to 8GB. Woo, that made a difference! Mind you, the drive that flaked out some time back appears to have permanently flaked out now, and Drobo seem to have upgraded their dashboard software to a point at which the Drobo unit I have is no longer detected by it. Classy.

Silver Linings Playbook was a little slow to get going, but was a whole lot of fun when it did. Note, every single character in this movie is in some way disfunctional.

February 20
Finally got around to making a start on Sopranos season 6. Three episodes later and I'm still scratching my head wondering why this was such compelling and award-winning drama for so many. It just feels so flat.

February 16
Pleasant weekend away in Lisbon marred somewhat by the fact that I started coming down with something flu-like the night before we left, and I'm only just starting to recover. Nice enough place, but I'd probably have appreciated it more in better health.


February 10
Had a remarkably pleasant dealing with Vodafone's customer service today. The genesis of the dealing was not quite as impressive: looking for a NAC for an iPhone 4 that I purchased from Vodafone a couple of years back, their self-service NAC system insisted it wasn't a Vodafone issue. Customer service guy (Henry) took my details, confirmed my account, then put through the NAC request - which turned up a few hours later. Now I just need to figure out what the people who actually have the phone - currently in Australia - need to do to pick up the status change; probably a quick trip to an Apple store or even a phone kiosk will sort them out.

Doing some hairy reworking of a personal django project, involving changing a ForeignKey field to a ManyToMany field without actually using any of that nice schema migration stuff. Managed not to lose any data, but at the end of the process the code still doesn't quite work the way I wanted it to, so I'm still missing something.


February 4
I bought a memory upgrade for the Mac a while back. I still haven't installed it because... I don't have a screwdriver to fit the case.

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