Speaker for the Diodes - October 19th, 2007

Oct. 19th, 2007

05:28 am - QotD

"Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists me rely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons." -- Will Cuppy (thanks to [info]blueeowyn)

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07:26 pm - A drive-by update

I had a television-induced earworm earlier, and had lines like, "he'll fly his astral plane," floating through my brain, all because of not being able to remember the song that I should have been reminded of.

I was about to post that it looked like I'd be missing RenFest entirely this year due to a combination of financial and scheduling obstacles. I just got a text message that changes one side of that; now to figure out whether I can manage the other half.

The last two days, I have gotten enough sleep! But I've goten it at really, really inconvenient times (and yesterday pain at the needs-codeine level meant undoing some of that sleep benefit with the caffeine in the codeine tablets, but I was still ahead of where I'd been most of the week). Now if I can finish all the stuff that needs to Be Done Now and fall asleep during the nighttime tonight, maybe the weekend will look do-able after all.

I spent way too long last night beating my head against ought-to-be-trivial audio-output problems that crop up whenever I reboot. I've got something tangled up in the configuration on this box and I'm not sure how I managed to do that (I also have to log in as root and change a bunch of permissions in the /dev directory before I can log in as myself after a reboot). None of my other Linux machines have issues like this.

My GJ is under sttack from a spambot (or a zombie army -- several IP addresses are involved). I finally set it to default to screening anonymous comments (as I'd already had to do on LJ).

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