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Not interested, but thank you.
On the other hand, you may be interested to hear that I have quite a subsequent backup to perform on our system (/dev/random seems to be the largest file or all) and I am asking volunteers all over the internet to help me keep a small portion of my backup for me.
You see, if everybody keeps a few megabytes then I can with no problems store my huge files simply by asking you (among others) to take care of a small quantity.
You do not need to do anything, the transfer will commence automatically and very soon. If you are not interested in helping me backup my files, can you then email 'unsubscribe' to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do send
I haven't had an answer to any of these emails, but who knows. Also, sending multiple big files is a good way to sort out which email accounts are active (mail delivered) and which are bogus or abandoned (delivery failure -- mailbox full). I sit on a fat link and have tons of disk space so bouncing multi-MB emails around isn't really a problem here.
Out of the 5 in total, my main 2 computers are on separate networks: one for VPN to work (my email), and one directly attached to the ADSL router for my wife's personal email and browsing. The problem is that the PC's cannot see each other since they are in different networks, yet they stand two metres apart and I wanted to share my printer and scanner for the other PC to benefit.
This morning I bought a 4.5m FireWire 6-6 cable for 25 in order to connect the two PC's back-to-back using the firewire ports. The setup was very easy: assign a static IP address each from RFC1918, and the link was useable just after that at 400Mbits/s. The joy of copying files at OC-3 speed at home is great =)
Anyone else has tried this yet ? If not, and if you ever need a quick, cheap, reliable and easy to setup networking solution for a couple of PC's, think about it. These guys have thought about it for quite some time, it seems.
Update 13 May: Someone posted Apple: IP over Firewire Updated.
I deliberately left the actual certification titles off because there are way too many to list here, and because the level can vary widely. But feel free to brag if you like 8*)
I get a few pieces of 419 fraud myself every week, and I normally respond to them trying to be funny and informative (turning one against another for example, or asking the fraudster to ask my trusted CFO (whom I randomly pick from my list so far) for the bank details)... I thought I was clever, but this one has to be the best of all.
This person is basically social-engineering the senders into meeting him at various places for rendez-vous, lurking them and wasting their money and time (I assume that he wastes a substantial amount of his own time as well). Just read it, it's huge, it's funny, bold and subtle and always hilarious in a weird way.
Isn't it amazing the technology they cram into cellphone these days. And mine is a mid-range business model, not one of these fancy high-end consumer models with camera and MMS or those organizers-like. It's tri-band, has got GPRS, WAP, Java and Bluetooth... The list of features is rather long. All this in only 111 grams, and that buys you 2 weeks autonomy while idle and over 3 hours worth of calls. Not bad
Are there people out there who also keep an eye on your fans list once in a while ? I am, for two reasons that I can think of:
- I like to list as friends all the people who took the time to list me as such to start with.
So all my fans, with no exceptions, I also befriend with. I think that's the least I can do to thank them, and because I like the whole zoo.pl system since the start. Too bad we're limited to 200 entries, I hit the limit all the time.
What do you do ?
With an infinite number of monkeys, we should manage to type both passwords identical eventually
There is a Mac, a Linux and a win32 version of the software. The latest win32 version (classic v3.3) now even works with XP....
This kind of happened overnight, for whatever reason only known to the admins (and even that point remains to be proved
Anyone else shares the same experience ?
I need the blog to allow images upload, possibly organized in a photo-book ala Yahoo images, allowing photos to be sorted and handled by event. This is required IMHO to share family life moments through pictures.
The software should obviously allow members to register themselves (possibly with an admin approval step), and manage their personal details as a family and as individuals.
I am considering Moveable Type for the moment as my best choice, but I don't know if MT does all I need or want since I haven't had time to play with it yet. Anyone has experience with this ?
Has anyone heard of something else that fits my description ?
Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Malta and Cyprus -- have been deemed ready to compete inside the EU's single market from 2004 following often painful economic and social reforms.
Bulgaria and Romania have been given a date of 2007, but Turkey has been left out until the country establishes a better human rights record...
Meanwhile, the editors don't think this is important news (after all, it isn't for geeks) ( * 2002-10-09 18:15:48 EU to grow to 25 member countries in 2004 (articles) (rejected)), but tend to think that we care for what's in this guy's toolbox or if some senator gets sued for $80. You may also notice that
My wife and I want to begin having children, but it seems it's not easy. In some cases it comes unexpectedly, but sometimes people wanting to have children wait several months (or more) for it to "work". We shall see.
A couple of weeks ago we did something interesting: skydiving.
You can see pictures of us here
Skydiving is _really_ scary. I tried bungee-jumping before, and the fear
is about the same. But once in the air, OMG... It all happens very quickly, then it's
I was once told that whatever energy you spend trying to date or chat-up other girls, you will gain 10x more if you spend this energy in your own marriage instead. I think this is very true, for having spent hours cooking and caring for my wife during special occasions (birthdays, etc.) and sometimes for no special reason at all. She does the same to me and likes to offer me flowers and comic books once in a while ! So I tend to spend less time at the computer than before. I even gave up IRC (after so many years sucked-in...)
How's life for all of you soon-to-be-married, wish-you-were, been-there-done-that, etc.? Write in here and tell us what's up for you !
I'm an old fart, and I also have a social life after IRC and Slashdot.. So anyway, she promised that she'll yes and now we're busy preparing the ceremony and stuff.
I'm actually looking forward to it very much, for multiple reasons.
First, we want to have babies. Lots of babies. We'll start with one, of course, but then there is no stopping us. But we couldn't have children without being married first, so that was the logical move.
Then, we've been preparing this event for over a year and frankly, I'll be happy when we'll be through. I am tired of not having an hour to spare at home in the evening, because there are always things to prepare. Once we'll be done, we can get together in the evening, and say `this feels odd, we don't actually have anything planned for tonight'. This hasn't happened to us in weeks.
I'm still a little nervous about the number of guests invited. There should be ~370 at church, ~225 at the dinner and ~200 at the barbecue on the next day. That's quite a crowd and I will feel a bit nervous when the time will come to say `Yes' in front of this crowd...
Wish me luck
Where do I begin ?
Elvis vs. JXL "A Little Less Conversation" -- main page linking to the various media.
The commercial spots from Nike:
Update 2002-07-04 11:48:09 US Army Rolls-out New Combat Game for Training (articles,usa) (rejected)
...Eww, that was a good story:-(
Fans are so much better to have than Karma. Screw karma. People I
like, and who like me (for the most part), took the 5 seconds of their
precious time to click on this gray dot then press submit.
Thank you. I love you too
All the fans of recursiv are my friends. Recursiv is a nice fellow, I like his style even if he doesn't talk very much on this forum. We shared some opinions on our views of the friends/foes system in the past, and agreed on most things. In an attempt to reap more fans, I've listed his beloved fans as my friends. If some of them read this, me being a fan of them at this time, they might consider returning the favor if they care !
It is funny to check out some of the most prominent figures on Slashdot. The number of fans of Taco and who are his freaks is interesting. JonKatz really isn't popular, but not quite as much as Klerck who has an even bigger freaks list. I guess that people are tired of PWP, but this is the price to be a pioneer. He is in returned, loved by an army of trolls.
I have also witnessed more and more guys advertise an URL in
slashdot.org/zoo.pl?op=addcheck&type=friend&uid= their UID. This
is amusing to see those flourish, since I think I was the one to come up
with the idea first. To me, this is a trademark to find people interested
in the same as I am: making more friends and fans ! So please, don't stop
now and let
the fans flock to me
By the way, since editors refuse all my my poll ideas no matter how hard I try (story submission, email taco, email pater, etc.) I gave up and instead, decided to propose you a poll right here:
Favorite online cartoon:
The choices are sorted alphabetically to leave my personal preferences out
I've been a long-time PC user, in fact since the very first 8086s, and I normally build computers myself from carefully selected parts.
Currently I have 2 computers. The oldest one (built in 1996) is a dual pentium 200 mmx with 256 MB EDO ram, SCSI CD-ROMs and CD-Writer, 30 GB IDE hard disks and a 21" monitor. The newest is a Dell dimension 8100 (pentium 4 1.5 Ghz, 128 MB RDRAM, 140GB IDE hard disk, FireWire).
I am primarely using Linux at home (on the older PC), and occasionnally Windows 98SE or ME (I don't have and don't want W2K, XP or else). Windows ME is the only OS on the Dell. I mostly do "desktop" work under Linux (email, mp3s, scripting...) on the old computer, and I play and do video editing on the newer, faster machine.
My dilemma is the following: if I should buy a new machine, should it be a MAC ?
This question has a huge impact for me, since I'm such a long time PC user. Allow me to explain why I am perhaps considering a Mac.
This isn't the only questions in my mind right now. Others are: in case it's a PC, single or dual CPU ? I must admit that I haven't had the need for a dual-cpu machine lately, even if it was cool to have one. I think I now prefer to have a single, faster processor which could be used for games for instance, whereas a dual-cpu configuration is wasted because of the general lack of support from the OS (win 9x) and the applications.
If you're a PC or MAc enthusiast and you would like to contribute your feedback, please do so. I have found Valmont's latest journal log to be an insightful read. I'd love to hear more opinions, since they will help me decide.