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macos/linux blargh

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So, I installed linux on my iBook. Went swimmingly. Sound, GL desktop, networking, bluetooth, etc - everything perfect and running fast as you like - snappy, even, for a G3-800 (with the single exception of g/qsynaptics not working quite right - although the touchpad still worked fine, I couldn't do fancy multitouch/scroll stuff)

Until. I need Skype, because just about everyone I know insists on using it despite it being proprietry, and shit. No PPC-Linux build of skype available. Force-architecture install doesn't work. Bugger.

So, am now back on OSX, back to swearing at my file manager 'cos it won't do even the most basic things. ffs.
8th Oct 2007, 16:29   comments (13)

eff this ess

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sick of macos. am installing ubuntu.
8th Oct 2007, 15:42   comments (6)


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My eye, unable to pull focus and dilated, just before what should be my final eye test. I'm going back monday to compare all the results so far and see which is best.

things not to do when unable to focus - get the laminated steel out and start julienning veg. Obviously, that's what I did. Very tasty it was too.

That nice bit of detail on the handle, btw - not detail. That's tang, mofos. Io-Shen are my new favourite knife makers - same price as Global, but orders of magnitude better.
5th Oct 2007, 16:18   | tags:,,comments (5)

norwich walls

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2nd Oct 2007, 18:13   | tags:,comments (0)

losing down ale

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2nd Oct 2007, 16:18   | tags:comments (4)

discordian lunch

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well, it fnord is friday.

hail Eris.
28th Sep 2007, 13:33   | tags:comments (11)

vision express, the ongoing disaster

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so, when I called the opticians to see if my replacement replacement glasses were ready (see here and here), turns out they had been in the shop a few days already, just nobody had bothered letting me know. "thanks, assholes", I think and head on into town to collect them.

When I get there, not only have they screwed up my sunglasses (different tint on each lens - how does that even happen?!), but my goddamn prescription is STILL FUCKING WRONG. So now I have to wait, again, for another eye test, then another three weeks after that - I might (if I'm lucky, might be longer) get my new glasses. Yes, the ones I paid over 400 pounds for on the 8th of frickin' august.

Someone is going to lose their balls/other gonads as appropriate over this, I swear. I am so damn cross right now, and so damn sick of wearing these pissy plastic frames (see second link, above) with shitty grade lenses in.

it's lucky I have some nice tea and super-chocolately cake right now.
27th Sep 2007, 15:33   | tags:comments (14)

active slippers

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including dynamic heating device and tongue-based toe "cleaning" system.

LD50? I think we're well clear of that by now. I'll break out the hazmat suits and body bags.
26th Sep 2007, 12:49   | tags:comments (3)