rjbs vs. the perl email project

February 2, 2006  📧 🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

I really like the Perl Email Project, in theory. Lately it’s been getting my goat, due to weird interfaces, backwards compatibility glitches, and one particularly troublesome bug.

closing up my server

February 2, 2006  ⚙️

cheshirecat is all closed up, and basically changed over to its new configuration. My whiteboard plan was to have a five gig drive become the system disk, replacing the Caviar 22500, which was only half the size, and not large enough for my system… or so I thought. Now that I look at it, I see that my new root partition, including var, usr, and tmp, is only 2.2 gigs – which would have left me enough room for swap, too.

continuing raid saga

February 1, 2006  ⚙️

Last night, I was complaining that it was going to take six forevers to build my RAID. This morning, it was still going, and expecting over a day to complete. I whined about this to Dieter, who was similarly perplexed. He asked a few questions, including, “Well, of course you’re using DMA, right?”

my new raid

February 1, 2006  ⚙️

Yesterday afternoon, I saw that my Newegg order would be “shipping soon.” I hoped I’d see my drives before Friday. This morning, I saw that it had shipped. Not only that, but it had shipped from Edison, New Jersey, and was already out for delivery to my apartment.

plodding along

January 31, 2006

I’ve got nothing much to report: life continues on, and is pretty much unexciting and acceptable.

all hail tom

January 27, 2006  🐪 🧑🏽‍💻

Today, I got an email from Tom, my replacement at IQE. He’d found himself needing a new kind of tolerance for Number::Tolerant. I originally wrote Number::Tolerant for IQE’s characterization system, and I really enjoyed working on it. Once I left, though, I didn’t have much reason to work on it.

fixing rubric's cli

January 27, 2006  🐪 🧑🏽‍💻 📕

Rubric has had a CLI since forever. It has basically been a bunch of crappy little scripts that did one or two things each, badly, with lousy command line processing. I really want to fix this, since one of the biggest complaints I get is that it’s too hard for muggles to install Rubric. I’d like to eliminate any need for people who have no clue to ask for help installing things.

death to my firewire drive (no really)

January 27, 2006  ⚙️

I usually carry a little 40GB LaCie “Porsche” drive with me. I keep some random stuff on it, mostly movies that I got from Netflix and want to have on a lower power-consumption format to watch on the bus.

bn.com versus amazon; amazon wins; fatality

January 21, 2006

For Christmas, I received a $25 gift certificate from BN.com. I used $23 of it to buy Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal. This left me with two dollars of credit with Barnes and Noble.

bus station annoyances

January 18, 2006

John and I got to the bus station at about ten after five, as usual. Strangely, though, there was no bus waiting for us. We waiting anxiously for five minutes, and then really started to worry. There was a young woman who’d been waiting when we arrived, and she said she’d been there for about five minutes. Nobody else seemed queued up for the bus, which was pretty weird. Another regular showed up after a little bit, and we tried to figure out what was going on.