Ex Bibliotheca

The life and times of Zack Weinberg.

Thursday, 14 March 2002

# 4:45 PM

I have gotten my inbox down to twenty-three messages that I may need to respond to. Of course, some of those date to last September.

You can tell it's a rough week when that's the achievement of the day.

# 4 AM

further furniture-shopping follies

I have a chest-of-drawers now. One that all my clothes fit in. It wasn't cheap, but it's not going to fall apart ever, so I don't feel too bad about spending real money on it.

Still need a new bed, which is proving an utter pain to figure out. It boils down to there's no good way to tell the difference between the $200 mattress, the $400 mattress, and the $900 mattress, without sleeping on each for a month. The sales people understandably will not let you do this, so how on earth to choose?

linux 2.4 still doesn't work

It's getting close now, at least it doesn't eat your filesystem or crash regularly. However, it does lock up on boot on my machine due to a silly mistake in the hardware-fault-reporting code, which makes one wonder if anyone even tried it before they shipped it. And the driver for my sound card fails to recognize that there is a sound card there.

FreeBSD looks better every day.

excuse me, you seem to be stuck in 1300 AD

From MEMRI, Special Dispatch No. 354: Saudi Government Daily: Jews Use Teenagers' Blood for 'Purim' Pastries.

Put that next to the Saudi peace proposal and smoke it.