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Saturday, February 7, 2004

Pondering the Imponderable

Sometimes, you get too cutesy. Somewhere along the line between Wednesday and Friday, that happened to me. I did something that screwed up my system so that I could only print from OpenOffice. I tried installing CUPS to see if that would help. I spent about four hours trying to fix it. After I gave up and was trying to fall asleep, it hit me. Something (one of the KDE 3.2 packages I installed?) had trodden on my Ghostscript installation. A quick reinstall of that package later and everything's right with the world again. The good news is that CUPS is pretty cool and much easier to manage than the old LPR way.

One of the things I tried was to reinstall the KDE 3.1 packages. That didn't help, but it did remind me of how much I like 3.2. 3.1 was noticably slower. Between KDE 3.2 and the 2.6 kernel's preempting, my system's responses are much snappier. This is really noticeable when playing a game or running OpenOffice while Folding@Home is running in the background. No more random lagginess. Cool stuff.

Why is it that I almost derive masochistic pleasure from messing something up with my system and then having to fix it? It would have been a lot more pleasurable if I hadn't had so much work to do.

The Master comments: That sounds like when something explodes at work and we spend all night working on it. Somehow, this form of self-torture is fun. I've never understood why . . .

Friday, February 6, 2004

Beginning of the End for SCO?

Groklaw posted a detailed account of the latest legal wrangling between SCO and IBM. SCO has basically dropped the trade secret claims. The "copyright infringement" that the media outlets are talking about deal with the fact that IBM did not immediately stop selling AIX even though they told them too. IBM appears to have no interest in settling, but are going the "grind into itty pieces" route. Good for them. I also like how they are using Darl's claim of "millions of lines" against him by basically saying, "Oh yeah? Well, you didn't show it by January." Groklaw also has IBM's latest response to SCO up for your perusal. Thar's some legal kiester-kicking in there. For one last bit of fun, here's the best headline I've seen about the whole thing: SCO files for temporary restraining order against reality. Pure comedy gold.


Hey! Look at all that snow! You know, maybe I'll just drink cocoa and play some games today :-)

A.T. Hun comments: Be thankful that you don't have to remove your own snow. A corner lot, a double driveway, and over eight inches of snow are murder. My snowthrower worked well enough, but I'm running out of places to put the stuff. And now I reek of exhaust fumes too. I'm sure breathing CO for an hour and a half is really good for me.

The Master comments: Yeah, and that snowthrower and you are such good friends too . . .

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