No More Snow!

Aw!

Thursday night there was a few centimetres of snow, but this morning its all melted.
One day we’ll get a white Christmas, this year it is only four days late!

Though on Wednesday we had a light dusting of snow that looked like very thick frost, but it was all melted in a couple of hours

Lets just hope we get more!

Linux Rulez…

Cool, its boxing day, and I have managed to make a Christmas present work on Linux with no frustration, and I have setup two other things that I have been putting off for a while.

First to the Christmas present, its a USB 2 8 in 1 card reader/writer with a slot for SD cards, just what I wanted!
Reading the pdf manual on the CD tells me that on Mac OS 10.3 and higher just needs plugging in. One deep breath and its plugged in, check dmesg and it has been recognised.
Plug in the SD card, its put in upside-down (weird!) and a new icon appears on my desktop.
It has been automatically mounted under /mnt/removable
All my files are there. Whoohoo 🙂

The second success is finally getting DVD playback.
I was Stumbling around the web when I came across xinehq.de I’ve already got the player installed, it just didn’t want to play DVDs!
A quick google for libdvdcss, a download of the rpm and its installed
I have now watched the first five minutes of both “The Italian Job” (original) and “Johnny English”

The third and final success is the installation of the Belkin bluetooth adapter that I brought when I brought my PDA, 3 years ago!
I plugged it in, the little blue light stared to flash, and I downloaded BlueZ and managed to scan and make a short, but successful connaction with my PDA.
I also managed to find the computer with the PDA

Phew!
All that and I still managed to cook dinner!

Still Here…Just!

Christmas is only a few days away now, Ive only just finished Christmas shopping

As I’m typing this up there is the sound of sellotape being unwound from the roll and wrapped two or three times around some ones or others present(s).

The lack of updates has been partly due to the fact that I am spending so much time at work and other projects, like the infamous new project, and IMfriends which is still in alpha testing, and probably won’t ever see the light of day.

Today/tomorrow/Friday (depending on your view of things) will be rammed at work as it is payday, and there is still two days of Christmas shopping days left.

Roll on May… 😉

Disabled Comments

Those spam bots are at it again!
This time they are spamming the Ajax post I posted back in November, so I have had to disable comments for my blog, as currently there is no option to disable comments on a post-by-post basis.

This is one feature I would (now!) like to see implemented *hint*hint* 😉
Plus better support for the smilies!

RIP Tilly

Tilly the rat died sometime during yesterday afternoon/evening, while I was at work.
When I got home that evening I had a quick look in the cage and I saw that she was lying in front of her nest box.
When I went to play with her later on during the night she was still in the same spot, and was cold.

I don’t really feel all that sad for her, as she was probably in some form of discomfort, and she was old.
Wherever she is now, she is at rest