November 20th, 2003



hokay, this officially sucks.

I go through the trouble of installing FedoraCore so I can learn it (as it has a strong chance of becoming the college Linux load) and I'm finding it's severly crippled. First, xmms was compiled without mp3 support! I understand all the concerns about patented codecs and such, but now how am I supposed to listen to my music!?!

So, fine, I look at installing Debian. I get jigdo-lite, I download the 7 isos, I go to burn them and find . . . none of the x-based cd burning utils seem to handle isos! What the frell!?!?


the problem is...

Yes, I've now added in 4 more HDDs to my office computer, but this requires keeping the case off (as there is physically no room to have them all in there with the case closed up). I still have the computer turned sideways, so the innards face me (easier to install that way), though. The reason this is a problem is that it normally would not be standing where it is right now. I just went to stretch my leg and managed to give one of the drives a little kick into the motherboard.

nothing's smoking yet, so I think I lucked out with the metal case being stopped by the IDE cables or somesuch. Either way, I think I'll be moving it back to a safer position -- one where I'm not likely to get my toes caught in the processor fan or anything like that.

I am considering taking a picture of it, but that'll likely wait till I get the next 4 HDDs placed in there (yes, I'm looking at doing it). Just having a pic of a computer case opened with HDDs literally spilling out from it, and to know that they are all online! Yes, I should make a userpic of that. :)
sp by streetlamp


my brain. . . is melting . . . out my ears.

We went over some 1337 h4RdC0r3 analysis shiznet today in complex. I'm still digesting it (and the cheap burrito I had for lunch -- urgh).

If I get any nightmares about partial integrand derivatives falling inside a loop, I'm lodging a complaint with the department office. :)

good thing I didn't skip like I was planning to (*far* too tired).