Archive: November 2004

One of the channels on which I am an op is having a bad week. Nice little Script Kiddies with massively parallel spam-bots are attacking the small network it lives on, and the ops are spending their time playing whack-a-mole,…

Another week, another five days of 05:00 starts and 20:00 returns. Half-life 2 rocks. I mean this. I’ve just got out of (…we don’t go to…) Ravensholm, and the sawblades? Way cool. The physics engine rocks my world. (Also the…

So, it appears that the partition with /home on it is fine, but the partition with /data on it has crashed, trashed and burnt. Won’t even mount. /data, as it happens, contains /data/music, /data/web and /data/aquarion/projectsVault. So that’s a large…

Yeah, you wait a week for an entry and then two come along at once I also bought Half-Life 2, because there never existed a universe where I didn’t. The game is amazing, captivating, well constructed, well plotted and has…

Yesterday, I went to see The Incredibles at the cinema. It is, as the name suggests, good. It is a Pixar film, and therefore would be. Pixar’s next film, Cars, for which the sneak preview trailer was released quietly last…

One day, many years from now, I shall be able to look back on today and say “Oh, that was the day with the eCommerce System”, and I will be able to laugh. Today is not that day. And the…

One So, two dwarves were discussing who would win in a fight between an elf and a bucket of coal dust. The result was a bit messy, so they called it a drow. Two Between our house and the A1…

So, the week then. Tuesday I got home from work at about 20:00 as usual. I discovered that atoll, my main server and home to my life, documents, music and email was thrashing at a 50.00 load average and the…

atoll.water.gkhs.net, my main server, filestore and sane point of the universe, has just informed me that it can’t read from /dev/hda – the one and only hard-drive – due to a hardware fault. Until fridayish – when I can replace…

For the last year, I’ve commuted from Reading (and later Letchworth) to KX London by train. All was good. Well, I was spending as much on train fares as I was on rental, but mostly good. Recently, I started commuting…