Ended up in the movie watching “Old School“. Excellent movie directed by Todd Phillips who is the same guy who brought us “Road Trip“. Actually, both movies are very alike, with the same type of humor (college life), partially the same cast, and the same atmosphere. Road Trip is a bit more polished though.
Event of the year – started upgrade of my home server (gucho) from Red Hat Linux 7.3 to Red Hat Linux 9. I’ll talk about it when it’s done. :)
Olga, Lev and I went to Nicosia to visit Cyprus State Fair Exhibition. Hazard was already there.
We saw lots of nice stuff. CYTA was presenting there miVision technology, which is a kind of cable TV, Internet, and phone pack over ADSL. Looks not bad, and is promised to be around 40CYP/month (40CYP =~ 80USD).
After returning back to Limassol we went to check out the Finbarrs, but it was closed. Suprise, surprise! A bar closed on Friday night is a dead bar. Whatever.
Spent rest of the evening and most of the night at Lev’s place drinking (guess what?) beer.
Olga’s first day of driving a car with manual gear box after a very long break. Lots of fun! Apparently, she went to Larnaca to her friend. She managed not to crash. And she managed not to get stuck. She brought back a whole bunch of yummy pies.
Nothing much. Long day at work plus NOC shift. German restaraunt with Olga, Lev, and Hazard.
We went to see “The Matrix Reloaded“. It was a huge disappointment. While there were few very nice scenes (highway chase, fight between Neo and Oracle’s bodyguard, etc), the film is weak on the overall. Fights and chases are mostly too long and pointless. No blood. Soundtrack sucks big time. Plot is strange to say the least. It doesn’t have the “drive” the first Matrix had. Boring and prolonged oftenly. Disappointment. :(
Discussions held with beer at Hazard’s place who came from Italy few minutes before the movie started…
First of all, “Matrix Reloaded” starts today in all local cinemas. Since enjoying the movie is a more important factor then time difference between watching it and the release date, probably I am not going to watch it today. I expect all cinemas to get crowded, and that spoils it for me. But I’ll pass by just to make sure my expectations are correct.
Today I’ve had a fastest perl scripting session ever – we’ve got a new termometer for the server room with a bit of an ugly web(!) interface, which we needed to adopt to our Nagios/MRTG environment. Together with a small fix to convert F degrees to C degrees, it took me around 5 and a half minutes to script the whole thing.
Educating myself a bit on the topic of washing machines. Our old machine is almost dead – it takes roughly 50 hours to wash each load. First match was this review by some gadget freak. Then, this review by a repair man. The last for today, was this site with a long price list of different machines and other useful information.
Off for a beer with Lev, before the cinema hunt starts.
Ok. One week ago I was told that matches on our local Quake3 servers resumed. Rumor said that even TDM is played again. I haven’t been invited once for the whole week (suckers are afraid of me :)), which got me really pissed off. Perl Monks once again proved to be very helpful, so I’ve got myself a new perl script that sends me an SMS once someone joins the server. If you need one, you can use Quake3 Monitor as I did to construct something appropriate for your environment.
Three hours later I was warming up and then had a couple of nice FFAs. We even started TDM, but two out of total five people (freefrags) left the server in the middle of it. Still, we had lots of fun!
Olga and I bought a pair of nice office armchairs. They arrived today. Olga has one with high back and I get one with the medium back. This is exactly how wanted them. Apparently, our floor tiles provide excellent facilities for armchair racing. No breaks though.