1. No Penguins Today
Nickelodeon moved The Penguins of Madagascar to MWF so there was no Penguins today.
2. It was hot and humid.
Hot and humid sucks. I’m fat so I sweat a ton and I get all itchy and uncomfortable.
3. I had a headache.
My neck and head were being evil because I jerked funny yesterday golfing. And I got rear-ended at a stop light on the way to golf. I’d be willing to bet that the driver digging 3 inches into the dirt when my hand slipped had more to do with my headache than the fender-bender, tho.
4. Slackware Linux is good but is missing some key components.
Kernel source? KDE source? GTK+ source? Any kind of -devel packages? Nope. PPDs (Linux printer driver specs.)? Nope. Cups was installed but not configured. And it was missing a USB port option. And no USB scanner support – SCSI, serial, and parallel only.
5. Oracle made Solaris 10 free for 90 trial only.
I didn’t know it was legal to retroactively make people pay for shit they’ve been using free and clear for years, but apparently Oracle is trying. Anyone using Solaris 10 for more than 90 days without a support contract is violating license terms. So fuck you, Oracle. Novell pwns UNIX and they’re still giving it away.
6. I had a senseless panic attack while making supper.
I have no clue why. I just went off the deep end with rapid heart rate, butterflies in the stomach, sweating, panicky-feeling, etc. It’s happened before but I haven’t had one in almost a year.
7. The wind blew the pilot lights out in the stove.
We had to relight them. Not a big issue but annoying nonetheless.
8. The Firefox included in OpenSuse 11.2 forces public key checks for addons.
Which is great for security – Adobe, Mozilla, etc. all pass. StumbleUpon doesn’t, however. So I can’t install Stumble in the bundled Firefox – I’d have to compile my own.
9. My pastor called me during dinner to explain to him in detail how the website works.
I don’t mind at all helping him out. But not when a dinner I spent hours preparing is getting cold.
10. The Wine Fiasco
A. Chad awesomely got me two bottles of wine.
B. I put one in the cellar and one in the ‘fridge according to instructions.
C. I made Jägerschnitzel for supper and I was going to have that German wine.
D. I got the plastic off of the top and realized that the bottle was sealed with a natural cork.
E. I realized that, of all the massive piles of every sort of electronic gadgetry around my house, I did not have a single corkscrew.
F. I used a ceiling hook instead.
G. After 20 minutes of pulling, I had moved the cork about one sixteenth of an inch. I ate my now cold supper with milk instead.
H. After supper, I got a vice grip and a cement bolt to help me pull. After about 20 more minutes, I managed to bend the quarter-inch steel ceiling hook but not budge the cork. I instead jammed the bolt into the cork, attached the vice grip, and heaved as hard as I could – I no longer cared about resealing the bottle. After ripping the top half of the cork to shreds, I finally got the bottom half out in one piece.
I. As I poured the wine, I was exceedingly glad I decided to have milk with supper as this was not the clear white wine I had expected, but an odd purple instead.
J. Chad, please don’t be offended as I do truly appreciate the thought, but the wine is terrible. It tastes a bit like a pencil eraser soaked in kerosene. Though my taster may just be off.
So yeah. That was my day. How’s Phil’s family doing? Are they coping okay?