A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
- August 28
- Finally saw Inception, which quite a few people
have been raving about; it's good, but I'm not sure it's
take-you-by-the-scruff-of-the-neck-and-shake-you good that the
raving I've been hearing has implied. Still, a good movie,
definitely worth watching.
- August 25
- On the recommendation of coworkers I have switched off the
"flood prevention" feature on the UPC modem, since by
all accounts it doesn't work and only causes problems like the
ones I'm seeing. Of course, I've already put a cheap MRTG monitor
in place and haven't seen a single problem.
- August 24
- Sneakers found... behind the sofa. This is the universe laughing
at me for asking people if they've found stuff they're looking for
"down behind the sofa", I imagine.
UPC's 15MB broadband is all well and good, but they appear to
suffer from periodic terrible DNS performance. I'm not sure why
it's limited to DNS, or perhaps I'm diagnosing incorrectly, but it
seems like I can ping things just fine in the middle of this sort
of episode while being completely unable to resolve hostnames
using either UPC's own servers or the Google public servers (yes,
small sample set, but hey). I guess I should augment my MRTG
setup to include some DNS resolver testing.
- August 21
- Shooter was good enough, but the
ending feels like it was tacked on in response to negative
reception of the preceding scene, which would have been the
original ending. Hard to say without reading the source, of
course, but still.
- August 17
- I've been living here for more than two weeks now, and I still
haven't found my damned sneakers.
- August 15
- I've asked the Waze guys to
set up an
Irish Waze Forum, and got myself an Area Manager hat for the
Dublin area. Lotsa cleanup to do, but there's another user also
just snagged an AM hat for a slightly larger area overlapping
mine, so I figure it should gradually start to look a bit
- August 13
- Classic Microsoft and their Macintosh love: Launch Word. Select
"Check for Updates". This launches the Autoupdater tool,
which in turn tells you there's an update. Ok, install the
update. The update then pops up a dialogue box asking you to close
all open Office tools... including the Autoupdater.
- August 11
- Miranda is ... odd. It's
almost as if they came up with that hysterically funny
breadboard quote that comes near the end of the movie, and then
tried to construct something to fit around it. It's slow, and
there are a few self-conciously arty shots that you find yourself
looking at because, well, nothing's happening, but it passes the
time well enough.
- August 10
- The fridge magnet poetry has been
- August 9
- Back on cable for the first time in about a week or more. I
have, in the interim, signed up for Vodafone's mobile broadband,
but I'm not exactly thrilled with it. New connection is apparently
fibre-backed so I've got 15MB down (albeit a paltry 1MB back up
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