Hopefully that’s all that has happened to the LTU network these last few days. It’s been shaky as hell, and as most people I have dealt with it in the normal Swedish way: wine and complain, but not tell people who could actually fix it 😉
It has now however caught some of the IT departments staffers interest, and it will be brought up on a larger meeting on Monday. I have to agree with most of the people that I have wined with, that the entire network has been shaky since the planned power outage this summer. Seems a lot of things have not been working correctly since that event. So if you haven’t been able to read this blog for the last few days, it’s because of this shaky network.
On a different note, I have started to convert from Linux to FreeBSD. Not in a major way or something, but just a few nuts and bolts here that have made me start to like freebsd even more than slackware linux. The good news about this is that slackware linux has taken it’s layout from the BSD family so it’s rather easy to find thing in a freebsd system. So I’m moving one step towards “free” software. Linux on my laptop and freebsd on my servers. Just one major computer left, Persephone, and she will probably keep windows for quite some time.
It’s the start of the Sunday now, and unfortunately this is a working Sunday. Going to have to spend quite some time at my computer running simulations for the last laboratory in my CFD course. I’m getting along with ANSYS-CFX a bit more now, but it’s still a pain in the ass! However I’m taking my SNES console with me and it’s going to be played a lot on a projector in the RT room. So it’s not an entirely bad work Sunday.
I leave you with a quote from a English grammar book called Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation:
A panda walks into a cafÃ©. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.
â€œWhy?â€ asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
â€œWell, Iâ€™m a panda,â€ he says at the door. â€œLook it up.â€
The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. â€œPanda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.â€