Archive for October 19th, 2004

Bad hair day…

Really not a good day today:
I need to go into more official places for loads of paperwork I need to do, the original article we hosted today at osnews was a flop, a laptop didn’t come the way I have asked to be configured, a new SQL statement I added on gnomefiles doesn’t work the way it is supposed to, and an asshole from SanJose would IM me talking absolute crap and waste my time.

And I need to clean up my kitchen from last night’s waffles…

Update: And Ubuntu doesn’t want to get installed on the new laptop. And so I decided to install Arch Linux.

Ewan at Jay Leno’s show

As I am writing this Ewan McGregor is at Jay Leno’s show. Ewan is a really funny, easy-going, relaxed guy… among other things, he described that he had to take a wank on the set for a role he was portraying… and he showed a video where he was eating sheep & goat testicles as a soup while in Mongolia during his recent trip. And while he was doing all that, he didn’t realize that he was drinking Jay’s coffee and not his… hehehe…

He made such a big deal about eating sheep balls… I have eaten some too (in Greece of course). Roasted. Not a big deal at all. They are perfectly eatable alright.

Also at Jay Leno tonight, Duran Duran. It was nice to see them again reunited. I was a huge fan of DD in the ’80s when I was a teenager. When I was about 12 years old I was having this dream of marrying bassist John Taylor (falling short of Mr Spock that is)…

The price of handling and shipping

My younger brother has no usable PC in Greece. I have already given him my old AMD 300 Mhz K6, 128 MB RAM laptop, but that’s at the end of its life (makes weird noises) and since my bro re-instaled Win98 its modem stopped working (driver installed and all, according to him).

Anyways, we have here this AMD Duron 1.2 GHz, 392 MB RAM that I wanted to send him that’s got Linux on it (my brother would put XP on it anyway), but thing is, the shipping costs almost more than this PC itself! It just doesn’t worth it to ship a mini-tower to Greece (no monitor)…

So, my little bro shaved off 500 Euro to buy a new one. And this breaks my heart because I know that he doesn’t have much money (he’s between jobs, and he has to put money aside for his wedding next year) while I am sitting on a pile of 14 computers over here that are mostly unused. I wish I had an easier way to send one. 🙁

Darn far away land!