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Stuff & Things XVII

  • To get out of a period of blogger's block, it's often hard to pick what to write about. You feel you've got to lead with something important or original to justify breaking the silence. But I've got nothing important or original to say -- just more typical blogger crapola. Here goes...
  • My grand dreams of converting my creaky old laptop to Linux were dealt a fatal blow by reality. After numerous frustrating hours, I was unable to get either the X-Windows system or the network to function. But my wife took notice of my suffering and agreed to let me purchase a new machine. I hope my new Acer TravelMate 2200 (only C$939!) will be in tomorrow. Unfortunately, I'll still be saddled with that hell-forged piece of software known as Windows XP.
  • I really hope there's a special place in hell for the sleazy dirtbags that litter the internet with their disgusting spam. My site has been under attack for the last couple of days by some of the vilest comment and trackback spam I've ever seen. I'm an open-minded guy, but -- yuck! I'm accessing my mail through a browser until I get my new computer, and I get an email everytime I get a comment -- and right now I have over 300 emails stacked up unread. The clean-up will have to wait until I can download them and sort through them properly, so if you've sent me a mail, I probably won't see it for a day or two.
  • Still no car yet, but it looks like we're either going to get a new Camry or Accord. Boring, I know, but they suit our needs, are reliable, and aren't too expensive.


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Sounds better then my ford craptor (contour)

I'm with you on the spam. Somtimes it can be a full time job keeping up with it. I've been pretty lucky lately.

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