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Productive Morning [May. 31st, 2002|08:42 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
What did you do between the hours of 4 am and 8:35 am?


  • let the LJ translation team search
  • put Gentoo on a spare computer. ("spare" as in, "1 Ghz with 260 GB of disk space")
  • made a quick patch for opi
  • learned ssh-agent (= rad)
  • had coffee
And now, it's 8:38 am and I'm considering a project for the day.

I'm thinking I'll go get that flatscreen I've been wanting forever. (where "that" is defined as "one which I've yet to find since my research always ends prematurely") And then I'll find a mini-case online (or in town?) that has no fans or hard-drive bays and I'll make a super-silent net-boot computer for the other room. All I really want's an X Client.

Or I'll get sucked into LJ work.

Or go back to bed. (no... must resist)


[User Picture]From: eli
2002-05-31 08:56 am (UTC)
make sure to post pictures...gotta see what you get.

Cure for boredom:
Each night you should have everybody email you a possible "project of the day". It could be something worthwhile, something pointless, something that'll increase the greater good of society, or something that's just fun. All of them have to be non-work related...and all of them must take no more than a few hours to succesfully complete. Then....every day you'd wake up to say maybe.....20 "missions" in your inbox. You'd surely be able to pick ONE that would break the routine and give you something to do.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-05-31 09:02 am (UTC)

Between 4am and 8:35am BST I... (in no particular order)

  • Made a new version of mIRC-LJ, for some reason
  • Read some stuff on USENET
  • Started to write a program to index files available on SMB shares and FTP servers on the student accomodation LAN here at my uni.
  • Watched the movie "anti-trust" (I ❤ DivX)
  • Wrote a patch for LJ which I never submitted. (perhaps another day)
  • </li>

Between 4am and 8:35am PDT, I...

  • Slept

My sleep pattern is off again. *sigh*

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[User Picture]From: mart
2002-05-31 09:03 am (UTC)

Oops... forgot my point.

Why is it that it's so much easier to be productive at night?

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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-31 09:10 am (UTC)
No distractions.
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[User Picture]From: byron
2002-05-31 09:09 am (UTC)
Between 4am and 8:35 I was in bed. I woke up around 8....but still didn't get up. Then it occurred to me I should have been in my office by 8. So I dragged myself out of bed and got to the office by 9.

No where near as exciting as your morning.
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From: evan
2002-05-31 09:26 am (UTC)

this is your mother

Remember to look at keychain.

(And don't forget that you said you'd answer those 8372173123 comments in news.)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-31 09:32 am (UTC)

Re: this is your mother

(And don't forget that you said you'd answer those 8372173123 comments in news.)

heh, oh yeah. will do that now. in the mood.
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[User Picture]From: jnala
2002-05-31 10:09 am (UTC)
FWIW, I'm quite happy with my Cornea MP703. 17" LCD, dual digital/analog inputs, nice and bright and crisp, dirt cheap. That model doesn't appear to be around anymore, but they have other models, including an 18" analog LCD for under $700...
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2002-05-31 10:19 am (UTC)

I'm alive ;p

Hi Brad!

Been almost half a year since I came to LJ ;p. Getting LCD? I prefer TFT, been saving up these days for 2 of it. TFT rockz.
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[User Picture]From: diamondc
2002-05-31 12:04 pm (UTC)


did livejournal get hacked/cracked eariler today?
my friend sent me a front page screenshot
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-31 12:09 pm (UTC)

Re: hey?

That screenshot is so obviously forged.

And no, we didn't.

Don't ever reply in my personal journal about LiveJournal again. Only I can talk about LiveJournal in brad. Go reply in bradfitz if you want to talk about LJ. Oh, joke's on you ... no posts there. Damn, guess you can't talk about LJ. :P
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From: idlexero
2002-05-31 12:22 pm (UTC)

Re: hey?

I'll probably get my account deleted for this, but that screen shot was not forged..I was the one that pointed that out to him, and he decided he wanted to know what happened, and so do I. Why do you say it's forged? Reply in my journal if you don't want to discuss this here...Thank you for your time.
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2002-05-31 06:05 pm (UTC)

Re: hey?

What ISP are you on? Is it the same ISP as anyone else who might have seen this "hack"?
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From: ibrad
2002-05-31 01:02 pm (UTC)

Re: hey?

I doubt LiveJournal was hacked, but satisfy my curiosity: what in/about that screenshot is "so obviously forged"? I see nothing that points to it having been forged.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-05-31 01:36 pm (UTC)

Re: hey?

Because we weren't hacked. ;P

At first I said it though because I was seeing the box-y artifacts around the text, but realized later it was a JPEG, so I have no justification, really.

Maybe somebody fucked with his DNS or proxy server or something.
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[User Picture]From: niko
2002-05-31 02:05 pm (UTC)

small pc...

What about the SS40G by Shuttle?

Radiator cooled chipset. I think the only fan is a tiny one on the power supply. It'd make a nice little divx/dvd/mp3/game/web surfer for the living room, too.

And before you start complaining about it's Athlon support, I'm pretty sure there are Intel models in the same/similar case. Oh right, it's right here. :)
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