I’m going to be trying to work out what is wrong with someone’s cable modem or router or… something… basically, they can’t get on the net and they don’t know why. So, on the off-chance that it was their installed Windows ME that was causing the trouble (ME being rubbish? surely not) I downloaded and burnt a copy of the Knoppix bootable-Linux-from-CD distribution, and I’m trying it out right now on my own machine.
(It was a bit of a problem getting it from the various FTP mirrors, but I used BitTorrent instead. It took days for me to get Mandrake with BitTorrent, but this only took me about an hour.)
I’m really very impressed. It works perfectly, runs KDE 3.1 nicely and has loads of apps on it (OpenOffice, Mozilla, XMMS, the Gimp etc, apparently it decompresses them from the CD on the fly).
This would be a fantastic piece of penguin propaganda to casually leave at someone’s house. Thought you might want to know what this Linux thing I keep talking about looks like these days… no, you don’t have to install anything, just put it in the drive and boot up… see what you think… and before they know it they’ve been sucked in HAHAHAHAHA.
It’s also reminding me how good a browser Konqueror really is.
My optical wireless mouse seems have decided to stop working properly, though. I knew wireless mice were pointless.
That’s it, really. Yes, it is geeky. Didn’t I write something about that before? Oh, whatever. Who cares. I don’t.
I got a new hat from Old Navy after losing my old, nice, warm one, and it’s crap. It’s like a big yarmulka except probably not as warm.
I should really put some clothes on.
Oh, bloody hell, more comment spam…
IP Address: 126.96.36.199 Name: ratenkredit Email Address: theresno@-mail-.de URL: http://www.ratenkredit-kredit-sofortkredit.de
Hi! You did a nice job on creating this website! Good stuff! Keep it up! See you! Peter
Right. I believe you are a real person, and that you yourself created a German credit rating page. I do believe in fairies, I do I do I do. Can the next variant of MyDoom go after blog spammers, please? I really need to install that MT-Blacklist plugin… I think I may give it another go shortly.