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Sleepless In Oldham

Posted 06-27-2009 at 10:38 PM by brianL

Another of my occasional bouts of insomnia, so what better way to waste some time than a rambling blog entry.
I know I said in a post in the forums that nothing from Microsoft was going to pollute my relatively new desktop. Well, I've gone back on that. I installed XP Pro in VirtualBox, just as an experiment, out of curiosity, not any need. I'd forgotten how tedious the Windows installation is. Anyway, while it was slowly progressing, I was watching Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band at Glastonbury on BBC2. Great stuff!
I'm using different virtualisation software on my two setups: VirtualBox on Slamd64, and kvm on Slackware 12.2. This is the first time I've used VirtualBox, and I haven't got round to trying kvm, which installs a modified qemu. I've used qemu + kqemu before, but kvm is said to be faster.
I've got "Thunder Road" running through my head, one of my favourite Springsteen tracks. That and "Promised Land", both of which they performed tonight (last night). I did say this would be rambling.
Oh, and after the tedious installation came the even more so updates: 37 of them, including IE8, which won't be used much.
Mmm, that will do for now...
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    I don't think I can say that I have insomnia. But I do keep really weird hours. I live in the states, but live as though I were in Europe. It's after midnight here now, and I likely won't go to bed for a while to come. So I like you, sit here writing code and my blog in between.

    My sense of accomplishment today came from finally writing a script to create slack-desc files from text I've copied from the internet. That thing eluded me for so long, it's simply crazy. But now, it works. And I moved on to something else, and got that to work too. Used while and shift for the first time. Seen them before, but never really got around to using them.

    Well at least you have a TV. Have a good weekend.

    Posted 07-05-2009 at 03:59 AM by Shingoshi Shingoshi is offline


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