A New York Times artice (FRRYYY) mentioned in a Slashdot article tells us that 5% of all Windows based computers crash two or more times a day. (FRRYYY=Free Registration Required Yadda Yadda Yadda) In case you don't want your computer to have a 5% chance of crashing more than once a day, there's FreeBSD, Linux, and lots and lots of other operating systems available for your testing pleasure and/or pain. (Feel free to replace that 'and/or' with a logical OR)
*epw revels in his grasp of boolean logic*
The battle between the RIAA and file sharers has come to a head, and subpoenas have been issued. A partial list of names of KaZaA users against whom they have been filed can be found on the TechTV website. It's not a complete list by any means, but there's a charge for using the online court records search service that they used to obtain the information, so you'd have to shell up some cash to get the whole list. There are also a number of Slashdot articles about it (1, 2, 3, 4).
*cough*KaZaA Lite K++ 2.4.1...
Thursday already? How'd that happen? Why is it that when I have a day off I have all sorts of ideas of what I might do that day, but when I actually wake up, I don't want to do _anything_ productive at all? Yesterday I had the day off and I should have payed the rent, called Mary Beth to help her with her algebra, changed the oil in my car, replaced the wiper blades on my car, written Breanna an email, called Solange, and probably some other stuff that I'm forgetting. So what do I end up doing all day? 1. Take a nap. 2. Play Lemmings.
If anyone wants to buy me a new SGI Onyx 4, that'd be greeeeaaaaat.
I have returned from Tuscon. Our apartment is managing to stay clean, which is unusual to say the least. Adam left his phone at my house last night when he dropped me off, but I haven't been able to get ahold of him. I tried calling his house, but I got the "this number has been disconnected or is no longer in service" message. I left a message with Allen saying that Adam's phone was at my house incase Allen sees Adam before I do- which is quite likely considering the fact that they spend most of their time at the Anodyne together. I'm pretty sure that's where Adam is right now, in fact. I'll be joining him as soon as I get out of this god-forsaken call center. (It'll be about midnight) Also, the wake-up strips on the side of the highway are a _fabulous_ invention.
We cleaned profusely yesterday. We even moved the furniture around and swept and mopped the floor. I moved adrastea, the DSL modem, and the ethernet hub into the closet under the stairs in hopes of avoiding any further dust contamination. So far, it's been working fairly well. There's extra desk space now that adrastea isn't taking up any real estate, and there are also no phone lines running across the floor tempting people to trip on them. Now there's just a power cable and a phone line running into the closet, and ethernet and phone line coming out. We also rearranged the rest of the furniture in the living room. Now if we can only keep it as clean as it is now. Wish us luck.
Well, it turned out that the power supply in adrastea wasn't b0rked. I unplugged everything attached to it, took the case off, and vaccuumed out the inside of it and it decided to work again. This is good because it means I don't have to pull everything out of the case and relocate it to another case. This is bad because it is a sign that the apartment is getting too dirty for the well-being of the computers. Tomorrow we clean.
It figures that as soon as I get Squirrelmail working, adrastea's power supply would fail. I can never seem to get everything working at once on my network. I'm planning on tearing adrastea apart and fixing it sometime this week, so hopefully I should be back on the 'net sooner rather than later. Grrr... why does hardware have to spontaneously fail?
I'm still alive. I had a good Fourth of July weekend, how was yours?
I finally got Squirrelmail working on my box at home. This means that the people with email@example.com email addresses can now check their mail from any web browser (that supports SSL).