Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The devil takes the hindmost

Half an hour ago I made a whole pot of coffee and now all is gone without me having a single drop of it... *sniff, bohooooo* I'm such a poor thing.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sorry, but you're too fat to live here

The British Telegraph dug out an amusing story about a couple and their troubles emigrating to the Kiwis. Way to go, I'm also strictly for less free flight luggage for people with a vastly greater BMI than mine [1].

Quite intruiging are the misconceptions by the couple's doctor.

My doctor laughed at me. He said he’d never seen anything more ridiculous in his whole life. He said not every overweight person is unhealthy or unfit.
What? Every overweight person is unhealthy - fullstop [2].

[1] 19.86 (1.85m, 68kg)
[2] Personal experience (former BMI being 26 three years ago)

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Friday, November 16, 2007

I tapped the keg of education!

Mike was awarded a PhD studentship! Success, after all the distress. What a relief!


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Arch-linux, not for beginners

I'm a somewhat technical geek and I occasionally like to experiment with diverse operating systems. Windows does most of the jobs anyway, but my computers have aged with pride and even though I stripped most functions off WinXP [1], it gives me headaches when it takes tea-break in the middle of a process [2].

Whilst rumaging through the web, I read that arch-linux can be completely fit to purpose (alternatively gentoo linux is equally good?). I manage to install and configure the kernel and even a graphical user interface (Xfce), but after this point the FAQ and guides become utter rubbish and they only talk in a linux-gibberish speech no life-scientist will bloody ever understand.

So back to Xubuntu, which will hopefully work properly on my dusty Athlon Thunderbird PC, with a mere 256MB RAM.

[1] I can only recomment nlite
[2] Just like Cricket