Protons, Neutrons, Electrons!

Friday, May 26, 2006


Mmm, coffee...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Emo shots

Went to the pub with Jamie, Steve and Zoe last night like we usually do on a Sunday.
We had my camera and took some "Emo shots". An Emo shot requires that the subject looks depressed, the photo is taken from above the subject and they're looking in another direction.
I chose to do them in black + white just to make it more effective.
Unfortunately I look like a bit of a chav in these pics because of my hat...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Still at it...

I went to bed at approximately 1pm.
I carried on sorting through new music files 90 minutes ago, I have 23 left to go...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Music Collection

I think I've downloaded more music today than I have in the last month!
I was on a mission to update my DJ Rankin songs and discovered DJs Cammy, Pulse and Zitkus in the process. My Shared folder (which I empty as I listen to stuff and sort it into my music collection) has got 53 new files in it. For the last three hours I've been moving files out of that folder and every time I do a count there are still 53 files to sort through... I could be up all night doing this unless I stop downloading new songs...

Friday, May 19, 2006

First impressions

are very good. Quick and easy install. Very fast boot up sequence (compared to SuSE, Fedora + Ubuntu) XFCE 4.3 (which I didn't know was out) is absolutely lush, especially the new file manager.
CLI is a la Slackware, which is great. I'm about to go install graphics card drivers...


As you may be able to tell by now, I have a bit of an obsession with trying to find the perfect Linux distribution for me. I used Slackware for over a year so I like the hands on approach, but I'm also quite fond of some things being done for me. In particular, by this, I mean that I don't like messing around installing hundreds of dependencies by hand when compiling software. I briefly touched on the source-based distro around xmas when I was using Sourcemage, which was nice, but I couldn't get absolutely everything configured right.
Recently I've been messing with RPM-based distros, which are nice, and easy to use, but I feel that sometimes in the process of simplifying their use that they take awat command-line tools, which is annoying.
I would go back tu using Slackware, but they insist on giving you an old 2.4 kernel, which is frankly nasty. Old kernels don't like my USB Hard disk, so I need at least a 2.6.4.
I am currently downloading Zenwalk Linux, which is based on Slackware. I'm hoping that I'll have the functionality I want, but with the easy of plug-n-play usb device detection that they boast about.
I'll let you know how I get on. Maybe this one is it...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

La la la...

You guessed it...

Stumbled upon...

...this website, which told me:

Your past life diagnosis: I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.
You were born somewhere in the territory of modern USA South-West around the year 1775.
Your profession was that of a leader, major or captain.Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Timid, constrained, quiet person. You had creative talents, which waited until this life to be liberated. Sometimes your environment considered you strange.The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your main task is to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

Friday, May 05, 2006

A Joke

For some reason this joke has been stuck in my head ever since I first recieved it a long while ago. I just recieved it again (you know how junk email gets about) so I've posted it here for y'all to read.


A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her
nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.
"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday."
Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says
his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay,
he knows the bank manager.
Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some
The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain
elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed. Very
confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank
manager and disappears into a back office.
She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger
out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he
wants to use this as collateral."
She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is

The bank manager looks back at her and says...
"It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a
Rolling Stone."

Monday, May 01, 2006

Physical activity

So I haven't been particularly physically active lately.
I say lately, what I mean is "for about 5 years".
Today I went out for a bike ride with my sister. After spending an hour fixing up my bike my sister rode it and I had to use my old Raleigh Burner (classic). Now, my arse hurts; my arms hurt; my legs hurt; and I'm very tired. It's a shame really. I used to ride my bike a lot and wouldn't worry about riding 8.5 miles to my friend's house, riding about all day then riding back home again at the end of the day. When I was 15 I did this most days for about a month!
I really need to get fit... :(