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 försvunna diamanten
  • Sätt sprätt på en miljon
  • Tjuv och Polis
  • Spökjakten
  • 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.


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.

Batter up!

…and I’ll knock this one out of the park. Last laboratory slot today, and then I’m done with these. Just a few lab reports to correct…

I don’t consider myself to be verry educated in how people behave and their subcontius actions when asked a difficult question. I have however observed during these laboratory exercises that I can easly spot a person who have read /not read the laboration manual before the lab, understood it or just generally interested in the lab as such. So here is my warning to all of you who just “ride along” with your friends:

The ones running the laboratory can easily spot how well read you are, and you can not hide from us!

In other news, I’m thinking of prebooking a Nintendo Wii tonight, as my paycheck for the assistant work on the laborations will arrive in about a month. As there usually is a 2 month “waiting period” for these consoles it would hopefully arrive in the end of april.

Today’s “revelation”: If you buy a cheep computer case, you get a cheep, crocked, items missing type of case. (this was a 01 am revelation!)

All work and no play

So this week so far has brought a lot of work and not much play. It’s been labs, math lectures (with Prof. X Squirt), correcting lab reports, building a new server and somewhere in there I slept some.

Tomorrow is my last lab with a group from LKAB, and then it’s just correcting lab reports. As of this writing there are only 6 reports left, and hopefully I will have at least 4 of them this weekend. Then it’s really time to concentrate on my exams. Feel that I’m a bit behind on these and have to pus some serious time into the math final this weekend.

Other then that, I’m currently looking forward to my stockholm trip in 2½ weeks. There is one visit to Metso Minerals planned, but the one thing I’m looking forward to the most is spending time with C, who I’m visiting.

Also. Tonight I was a baaad boy. On the new server I need to run a kernel with at least 2.6.18, and the only distribution that runs a kernel that new is Ubuntu. So I abandoned my principals of only running Slackware Linux and downloaded and installed Ubuntu. So far the RAID1 volume was created successfuly and the system installed. However the system automagicaly chose the wrong kernel and I have to re:run the installer in expert mode to be able to choose a better kernel. That will be something that I have to do at a later date…

The most mortifying part of this all is that the server has more processing power than my desktop computer, which is only a ½ year old.  Will have to do something about that in the future.

The yearly large booksale has started here in Sweden, and on Friday I’m  going to town to see if I can find some books that will last the entire next year. I don’t read very fast and 5-6 books per year is usually enough. Last year however it only took 6 months for me to read the books that I bought. So I will probably increase the numbers of books bought this year.


Slow day, today.

Woke up and couldn’t wait to go to back sleep… I should have done some math today, but all I have done today is to lay on the sofa and shift in and out of consciousness. It feels like I’m about to get sick, so that’s a positive feeling…

About noon today it started to snow, and snow and snow. It snowed for about 6 hours and in that time we had about 20-30 cm. of snow fall down. I like it when it snows, and the aftermath of being able to go outside and just lay down in the snow. Hopefully the weather is better tomorrow and then there will be a walk to the gym (to lazy today….)

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