Wed, 28 Jan 2004

Thought Provoking Movies

This evening was a quiet one, and I ended up watching American Beauty which happened to be showing on the local television network. The huge amount of different ideas presented certainly pushes home the complexities that life can hold.. Happy thoughts, sad thoughts, and some thoughts to ponder.

The last few days have been interesting to say the least. Everyone's been blogging about the latest and greatest mail-borne exploit for windows, so I'll not say anything more than I've had my fair share of cleanup from that too... The mind boggles at the number of people who open attachments from 'strangers'. Two (thankfully simple) mutli-user systems for a department at Work reinstalled with RHAS, from RH7.3. I have no thanks whatsoever for RH. Oh to have a simplistic, and SANE package filename naming scheme. Trying to replace the installed packages from the old installation to the new is a veritable nightmare.

I caught up with an old friend today, after she sent me a surprise SMS asking to go to lunch. We had an interesting chat about things that have been going on in our lives, and things that haven't. Well, ok, mainly about things in her life... I hardly got a word in edge ways. From what she was telling me though, I'm fairly sure I'm onto a pretty good thing with Raewyn. Speaking of which, it's only 9 sleeps till she's back! ... Ok, so I'm a sap. At least I can admit it :P

elmo pointed me to lrrd a week or so ago. After installing it at work to monitor some of the Debian systems, I've decided it's double-plus good. If you run a few systems that you need to keep a close eye on, it's a great tool, I highly recommend it. There are numerous times in the past when it's been useful to look at the graphs generated by <product> (I'm embarrased to admit we use it). lrrd looks like it'll knock the socks off it. Thanks elmo (and tore too...)

Still haven't found the envelope containing watch links. *hrmph*

Tomorrow morning will be fun, I'm sure - silly me, I haven't shaved in 3 days...

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