Sci-Fi mainiac

I don’t know what has happened to the Swedish channels, but someone has got a new job. Starting from about a year ago the following series has appeared on swedish TV channels.

  • Star Trek – The Next Generation
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Stargate Atlantis
  • Doctor Who

This is just an insane amount of Sci-Fi series for any swedish television!!

Also a very exiting fan made into to the popular show Heroes

I’m on top of the world…

…and I’m not drunk.

Today at 20.00 my dreams became real. SVT2(national broadcats system) started to air the show Doctor Who the “first” new season with Christopher Eccleston. For you that don’t know what Doctor Who is, visit this link. It’s created be BBC and is one of the best Sci-Fi series that have ever been created (I’m not joking here!!). It’s currently has finished it’s 28th season (second in the 2005 version), and the third season has been confirmed by BBC.

With all the bad reality TV, Oprah, Dr Phil and an assortment of just badly written TV, this is a breath of fresh air. Doctor Who is a combination of the British humour, Sci-Fi and good old good vs evil. Having such enemies as the Daleks it’s a very impressive show. For those is Sweden from now on Thursdays @ 20:00 is a must see TV. If you can’t get it by regular television, get the DVD’s or… some other method….

If there is one show that you have to watch this spring it’s this one!

Oh well, back to my math books…

I’m done!

As of this minute I’m done with the lab assistant work. As fun as it was, sometimes almost to much fun, I’m glad that it’s over. Now all I have left to do this month is a two finals. New courses start for me on the 26/3, but that’s waaaaay in the future.

My home starts to look more normal now, that I have thrown out all the boxes that my loot came in and the box for the server I bought (with a lot of help!). So it’s almost a clean, nice apartment again. Currently I’m on the hunt for some furniture for the hallway and a whiteboard for my programming and things that I shouldn’t forget. All through April and May I have a lot of small things that need some attention and I need a very visual place for them.

And anyone reading this blog don’t be alarmed if I start writing math terms here, as I for the moment eat, breathe and sleep math ūüėČ

Insane in the membrain.

Got to the point today that when I fell asleep on the sofa today I was dreaming about differential equations, and if that isn’t a scary thought then I don’t know what is…

Spent almost the entire day trying to integrate a simple function, and now I’m beat. Integration is one of my weakest point’s in math, and this final is all about integration. Will have to hit both the books and the internet (where I found the hint that I needed to solve the equation that I was stuck on).

Tomorrow is a fun day early math lecture and in the afternoon I need to clean out the lab. Had hoped that this could wait until my last final on the 16th, but there you go. The most enjoyable part today was when I could remeniss about the CD reader that I got delivered. It’s an old 4x (quad speed) CD driver from the very first computer that my mother bough for me and the family. It was in 1996 and the computer in question was a 486 DX2 66MHz. So this CD reader is more than 10 years old, and yet it’s more durable (meaning it still works) than any other optical drive that I have had contact with…

The loot

So the four magic boxes arrived today, and as anticipated it was Christmas morning again!

Simply a picture of the loot:

My loot

To sum things up in the games department(mostly in swedish):

  • Stop Thief
  • Risk
  • Hotel
  • The REAL ghostbusters (love this game!!!)
  • Jumbo Jet
  • Den f√∂rsvunna diamanten
  • S√§tt spr√§tt p√• en miljon
  • Tjuv och Polis
  • Sp√∂kjakten
  • Tyst i Klassen

So here we are on the raggedy edge, with games and Christmas thing’s in the beginning of march and all I can concentrate on is my midterm’s.

New name

So I got inspired today, and altered the name of this “site” to:

I aim to misbehave

It’s a quote from the movie Serenity, which is one of my all time favourite film and the series that was before: Firefly, by one of my favourite creator Joss Whedon.

For those that yet haven’t seen this film, it’s a strong recommendation. and here are some quotes from it (got inspired and browsed IMDB)

Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
Malcolm: Define “interesting”.
Wash: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we’re all going to die?

Inara: Mal, what are you doing here?
Malcolm: You invited me.
Inara: I never thought for a second you’d be stupid enough to come!
Malcolm: Well that makes you a tease.

The Operative: That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She is an albatross, Captain.
Malcolm: Way I remember it, albatross was a ship’s good luck, ’til some idiot killed it.
Malcolm: [to Inara] Yes, I’ve read a poem. Try not to faint.

Simon: [about River] Oh, one simple job! She’ll be fine!
Malcolm: She *is* fine! Except for being still crazy, she’s a picture of health!

Malcolm: [on the ship’s intercom] This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then – explode.

The Operative: Do you know what your sin is?
Malcolm: Aw hell, I’m a fan of all seven… but right now, I’m gonna have to go with Wrath.

Malcolm: Doctor, I’m takin’ your sister under my protection here. If anything happens to her, anything at all, I swear to you, I will get very choked up. Honestly, there could be tears.

Got the call today!!!

DHL is finally delivering the four boxes that my father sent me with all the “spoils” that I gathered when I was home during the holidays. The four boxes contain about 15-16 boardgames, christmas stuff (lights, small santas etc.) and my gifts from when I graduated “highschool”, roughly called gymnasiet here in sweden.

So tomorrow between 07-09 they will deliver them, and then it will be like Christmas morning again… The only bad thing is that I don’t have the time to gather some friends and play these games untill the end of march. The next two weeks it’s midterm’s and the week after that I’m leaving for stockholm. But it will just have to be a bigger bash later then, with a whole lot of games. the ones I can remember is Risk, Tjuv och Polis, Hotell and Airport. Will post a complete list tomorrow including pictures!
It’s back to the books for me, need to figure out some differential equations and the Euler formula for these.

WordPress has a problem

So. In 41 days WordPress software has gone through a total of 3 updated, whereof two are security updates due to one cracker and one mistake. This may be a good time to wait to update my installation and hopefully the developers of WP2.2 will adhere to the requests of the users with a automatic update function.

On the other side of the wormhole of reason, I have started to re:watch Star Trek – Voyager. It’s quite hard to get into the mental place to view episodes when you know what’s going to happen. I have been skipping through episodes at a random order, but I will have to redo this in the correct order.

Also yesterday I made a small magic trick. Default installation of MySQL through atp-get makes a 300 MB footprint on the system, when compiled and optimized by me it makes a 30 MB footprint… That’s quite an impressive deflation by my accounts.

Love-Hate relationship

So I have a small love / hate relationship with Ubuntu Linux. On one had it was easy to install and included all teh importat parts (64 bit system, SATA controllers, FakeRAID system, SMP kernel), and the server installation is just that, a pure server installation. No extra bling bling’s to speak of (it didn’t even have a sendmail installation). That the love part…

The hate part is the imposibility to add libraries with apt-get, and get the correct ones. Tried to install the MySQL .deb package and that went well, but then try to compile PHP against that installation. Half of the files is located in different .deb packages and there seems to be no order in which package whick file exists. Just try to find the mysql_config file (required for mysqli support). I gave up after one hour of installing dev packages and whatnots.

But I have the server online at least and there are still a few minor additions that need to be made, but that has to wait untill after my midterm finals.

For now it’s time for complex numbers, differental equations and integrals.

Success!

I have managed to install Ubuntu Linux on the new server with 2 RAID 1 coupled SATA hard drives. Had to rerun the installation about 4-5 times before I got it working and the Ubuntu installation CD (AMD64-Server version) has a precompiled SMP kernel. So now the server running at max efficiancy.

Now the larger task is at hand. The installation of the basic software and securing the server as such with firewall, tcp wrappers and chroot jails. As I’m working with a completely new distribution not all files are where I would like them to be. So another learning curve ahead!

It’s an early bedtime today as I have a rather long day planned tomorrow with calculus, lecture and shopping for books.

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