From the announcement of Vim mug:
Finally you can join your favorite drink with your favorite editor: It’s the Vim mug! Besides the Vim logo there are a dozens of Vim commands explained. We tried adding all the commands, but realized it’s difficult to drink coffee from a bath tub.
Maybe I’ll even get to order it one day.
I’ve made lots of small updates and fixes to the home server. Exim 3.13 upgraded to Exim 4.20. Kernel updates. And the bunch of fixes from Red Hat Network.
Today I’ve completed the second stage (out of three) in upgrading my home server. First one was upgrading Red Hat Linux 7.3 to Red Hat Linux 9.0. Today, I’ve upgraded the hardware. Now it runs on the Intel Celeron 1.2GHz processor with 256MB of RAM. Upgrade was as simple as moving a bit of hardware around. No reconfiguration needed at all. Red Hat detected all hardware changes just fine.
During the next stage I will move most of the hard disks out of this machine and in to the old hardware, which will be my home file server. That will allow me to upgrade hard disk space easily in the future.
Anyway, enjoy new speeds. Next downtime is in a week or so.
Went for some bowling with Michael Stepanov and his wife Maria. Some beer in “127” afterwards. Good time.
I went to see “The Hunted” with Tommy Lee Jones who played Agent K in “Men in Black” and Benicio Del Toro who is also known as Franky Four Fingers in “Snatch.“.
Overall the movies was not bad. Actually, I would even say that it was a good one. Two things did a little spoil on it though. First one was a break for coke and chips at the worst possible moment (when Aaron Hallam was cought and was talking about 6 million chicken dieing each year). And another one was closer to the end of the movie, when both Aaron and L.T.Bonham were making knives of stone and of metal. That was too much. On the other hand, considering that both were highly trained pro’s and that they could have used something else for the weapon, the audience would probably not understand anything (like you and this very long sentance).
Anyway. The whole movie was nice. It reminded me of “First Blood” (aka Rambo) sometimes. Knive fights were excellent. Especially the last one – fast, quiet, bloody, and to the point. The jungle/forest setup was nice too. Kind of miss proper forest being in this country…
Parcel from ThinkGeek arrives. Two surprises though. First is that it arrived much faster then I though it would. Second is that it was a partial shipment and there seems to be a small mix up. I’ve email ThinkGeek – let’s see what they will reply. I had a similar confusion with them once already, but it was perfectly resolved.
Spent most of the day browsing through Joe Rogan’s web site. He is the guy you see every time in Fear Factor. Apparently, he is a moderately-known comedian in USA. He also seems to have an opinion on everything…and most of the times it’s not what you expect to hear. There are few MP3s on his site with interviews and comedy bits (the staff on independent films, princess Di, cloning Jesus, and Bush vs Al Gore is really funny). He also does some music, which can be probed from his site. And to finish this holy picture – he plays Quake3! The site is an interesting mixture of opionions on random staff, pictures of his nude friend, links to pornography, music reviews and just about anything else. Check it out.
Watching “Fear Factor” episode with twins on TV in the evening. One of those plesent moments when good guys win.
Major reconstruction of my home node at Perl Monks. I’ve added links to home nodes of other monks, who have links to interesting articles. Lots of reading pending…
Placed an order for a bunch of cool staff on ThinkGeek.com. Appologies to everyone who was not participating, since there were already 7 people involved and I didn’t want to loose track of it.
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.