I’m disappointed. I’m really not satisfied with my new IBM (Lenovo) X41. I inserted an Ubuntu Breezy installation CD and installed the default desktop system. Everything, really everything is functioning properly! Bluetooth, wlan, the internal modem, sound, the fn-keys, etc. That can’t be true, I installed Linux on a notebook?! Even in my standard desktop system some components are not fully supported by Linux. The only thing in the X41 I haven’t tested yet is the SD card slot. I don’t have an SD card. My digicam only has a XD card which is, by the way, not supported by most card readers.
are not always bad. Sometimes the weekends are much worse. Not knowing what to do, being inactive, simply a lazy fool? This weekend’s over — in a few minutes! Cheers! :P
The past few days were quite hot — merely relating to the temprature. Up to 33C in the office here in Kassel is really warm enought for me. Mainly because the sea is so far, far, faaar away! “Sea” means Atlantic Ocean or Pacific Ocean to me, something beautiful, open and far-reaching. An alternative would be an air condition. There’s a room with an air condition in our department. Maybe I should have settled for this room. Having said that, air conditions often cause colds, so maybe a fan also suffices? Nonetheless, I would prefer the see if it was possible.
Yesterday afternoon we had a quite impressive storm here. A second one started just a few minutes after I left the University. Due to a quite improbable coincidence I was in the video store on the other side of the street at this time. About ten minutes later the storm was over. I then continued walking home.
Mindhunters is a good film for lonesome, boring evenings. The plot is a bit loose but actually it is a quite entertainung movie. It’s the same with Constantine. It is good entertainment but not much more. Its plot is a bit weaker.
As you can see: depressed moods, lonesome evenings and some bottles of orange, grapefruit, apple, and pineapple juice and grenadine sirup. A great combination but the sea is still too far away ;). A little bit of southern mentality would be nice. It’s a pity.
The other thing is, that I’m not quite sure about how to start my dissertation project. Adapting techniques of related work, combining them, or creating something new? That’s always the problem with computer science and programming. Once the software patents directive passed, these three alternatives instantly reduce to only the latter one, given I can avoid already assigned patents. Shit! STOP SOFTWARE PATENTS!
I’ll stop this depresses post now. Let’s hope that the next week won’t suck like this one. :P
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We’ve been in the cinema again yesterday. “Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis”, Douglas Adams’ The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, was shown. On the one hand it is a remake of the old BBC series, on the other hand simply a funny film version of the book. Even though in my imagination Marvin was more like Bender, the moon-faced thingy is quite congenial.
Unfortunately, some scenes are missing. For example when Mr. Posser is asked to lie down in the mud in front of Arthur’s house. Actually, there’s no (real) mud in the movie. After all, it’s worth the money so: watch it! ;)
There are days when all things run smooth. Then there are other days when everything’s failing. Finally, there’s something in between. Some things are working right out-of-the-box, others don’t. Ideally, everything works as expected and you get your work done. This condition, however, only rarley occures. Most of the time it’s something in-between and that’s not as exciting. It even is a very unsatisfying situation: the most unimportant things succeed while the more important ones fail. There are currently so many umimportant but nevertheless interesting things to do \*sigh\*. Let’s see what’s comming next ;)
Something different: I finally managed getting ns‑2 and nam installed. That’s no big challenge, though. Using
make approximately four times is not that complicated. Now I’ll have a look at OTcl and friends.
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… what’s going to happen today. No matter what, I’m weary. The point is that I’m the “Berufsoptimist” (optimist by profession), sometimes also referred to as Marvin, so everything’s going to be fine today. Ok, ok, just kidding. Yesterday, I broke two glasses, an empty one and one filled with corn. It’s real fun to clear away thousands of tiny little pieces of broken glass, sharp-edged as … broken glass. Great. I didn’t even know that glass is capable of breaking into such damn little pieces. Anyway. My finger is fine again today and the floor in front of the fridge is now clean, too.
A warm and gentle “Hi There” to all of you who are not currently reading this. Nice to not see you! I’ve redesigned my website especially for you and me. I actually come across here once in a while… Just writing nonsense as I always do. Actually, I’m not only writing nonsense but also talking nonsense. Anyway. Have a good time and … ciao.