The boring rants of a lazy nerd

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Portage has been acting up, not showing updates when I do emerge -avuDN world, so I did this: emerge -pv `equery l -i | sed 's/\(.*\)-[0-9].*/\1/' | grep '/'` | grep -v '\[ebuild R' and it worked. It's ugly and inefficient, but it worked.

In completely unrelated news, 8088 Corruption is one of the most amazing things ever.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Grey's Anatomy

So, I'm watching the first season of Grey's Anatomy because there's no House till end of September. It's like E.R. mixed with more Bridget Jones' Diary (or maybe Ally McBeal). I don't think surgical interns are actually that promiscuous, but then again, I didn't think people where fucking during programming course either… My discharge date is September 6th.

Thursday, August 09, 2007


My parents bought a Pitaya, not knowing that it was. It's tasty, though the cost is prohibitive. Nowhere near as awesome as Litchi, so I think I'll pass next time. My father used to cultivate cacti in Leningrad where it was difficult, and my parents tell me of a date they had in the botanic gardens the night it was announced on the radio that a queen of the night is about to blossom. He didn't pick up the hobby here because it's not challenging in sub tropical climate.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


This retelling of the DH is better than the original, despite the Americanismsm net-speak and spelling mistakes.


gentoo compiles fast, especially when cpu is overclocked and undervolted(!). cflags for core 2 duo on 32bit with gcc-4.2. lm_sensors requires 2.6.22 kernel to monitor mobo. can't read geforce thermal monitor yet, but nvidia-settinsg can. nvidia-settings can underclock geforce to get manageable temps. 4.1 with alsa is not so hard. testing proggy helps a lot. beryl is complicated. missing ubuntu's bash package missing tips. settings up k3b. figuring out use flags. w375 usb is hard. ethernet is called sky2. dunno why. no wifi yet, no driver in mainline, maybe binary driver from manufacturer, maybe untested driver for a similar chipset. need to check out asus' driver pack for linux. same modeline on nv and nvidia drivers results in two different (but close) monitor modes. ksensors dual core bug. firefox audio settings for flash. can't hear samsung drive and its acoustic management is off! and it's only 38C. weird locale shit. expand later. dev-libs/STLport-5.1.2 has to be compiled without the boost USE flag or openoffice won't compile. trying using hash-style=both now. Linux 2.6.23-rc1 includes rtl8187 for my on board usb wireless lan. Too bad I don't have any other wifi thingy to test against.

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