can't sleep, yet again.
it doesn't even bother me anymore... i just accept it now.
it's raining outside... i like the sound of rain.
considering staying up all night and being tired all tomorrow, so i can sleep on time.
if my subject's stupid, blame Blythe. she give me the suggestion. now she's hitting me.
we just had iced tea and cookies and watched Scooby Doo. now we're going to go on a walk or go fix her computers. she's said that if she can get one of her machines functioning like it should, she'd put linux on the other one .... hehehehehe. project!
she uses my linux box fine when she's here, so i think she's capable of running a helix-gnome setup. :-)
so, we're going to go network her computers and fix 'em up.
blythe's computers are all setup now... i gave her a pcmcia network card for her laptop, we went to the store and bought a cross-over cable, and now her desktop and laptop can share files, so she doesn't have to use sneakernet to back stuff up. we also hooked up a mouse to her laptop so it's usable (damn touchpads).
we then put a NAT program on her laptop (because it's faster and has a working modem) and got her desktop online, sharing the connection. didn't get DNS working (I was trying to get the stupid NAT32 program to be a DNS server, but it's dumb... i'll have to find a better windows NAT program). i suppose I could've just gave her desktop machine a real DNS server, but for speed I wanted it to be dynamic, based on what she was assigned when her laptop connected.
we'll put linux on her desktop tuesday or so, once we're both free and her paper's done. she's eager to use x2vnc and loserjabber. :-)
here's the funny thing: her winmodem looks to have better support under linux than windows. we searched the web for drivers for her Lucent
1636t00 1646t00 chipset modem, but all we kept running into was Linux information. maybe we'll set that box up to do the NAT instead, if we can get that $18 modem to work.
home now: bored. what to do? think i'll clean my room and then work on LJ.
took a shower. turned on my space heater at full power before I got in.... now i'm back sitting here in my boxers, enjoying the warmth of the room, listening to it rain outside.
status on my camera and accessories:
camera: seattle departure scan
ac adapter: reno, nevada departure scan
rechargable battery: not yet shipped
carrying case: not yet shipped
i want iced tea.... ice is upstairs. outside my room is cold.
need to clean room. can't move. gets messy so easily. sad.
I've been working on three new LJ features: 1) rewriting the message board system (and changing the table structure to be faster, like I did for the journal entry tables a few weeks ago) ... 2) to-do lists, even though it isn't journal related: I need it for myself, and we want it for lj_biz. each to-do list item has its own message board (which the new message board system accommodates) 3) the adopt-a-newbie system.
but I'm knee-deep in SQL (what a dumb expression: knee-deep) so I decided to take a break and pay the electric bill finally. have to find my checkbook first, so that leads me to the next project...
I need to clean my room. No more excuses... I'm going to do it! When my Nikon camera arrives tomorrow (hopefully), I'll setup a "see brad's room" page, which'll be like a webcam, but only updating every 5 minutes or so... then you'll see my dirty as hell room in all its 3.1 megapixel glory.... you'll be able to count the dust particles!