Microsoft Bleakness

I’m so tired. Everything is so painful. I look and MS is creating a full scripting language with with to support their servers. They’re looking to kill Linux right now. Stop it in its tracks. You know, every time I turn MS is doing something to destroy Linux. And you know what – no one in the non-Linux world cares. They can use their pirated MS software and they couldn’t give a rat’s ass. At all. Times are looking bleak now. 30 billion in the bank. How can a bunch of coders stand up to that? Hmm? We have a fractured DE, a windoing system that everyone agrees requires a MASSIVE rehaul (except the guys doing the coding – they prefer to pretend that everything is ok). There’s cruft from the last 30 years in the file system layout, packaging, design, everything. And everyone, including me is passing the buck. Oh good. So very good. Credible alternatives for windowing systems do not exist. The FHS standard is a joke. No distro follows it seriously. The best guidelines I’ve seen are Debian’s, but no one wan’t to follow them at all. Times are looking bleak. There seems to be no respite in site. What to do? What to do… How can progress be made if people don’t want it? How?

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Linux Updates (28th!)

Awoke crazily late. I hate sleeping at 4:00. Woke up with a headache as well. Joy. Not only that I realized that I had to get to my orientation at the Y! Bah…stumbled out of bed and after everything got into the van. Started driving and realized that my Dad (as usual) had done the ‘gas thing’. You see, when I see the gas gauge low – I fill it when I get *back* from a place. My rationale? Simple – I won’t be as bothered and a few minutes doesn’t hurt. Besides, when I have to sprint to get someplace I don’t have to worry about fuel. But my Dad doesn’t believe in that. Joy. Fill up the gas… by the time I get there I’m seven minutes late. Now – not to say that my Dad leaving the gas low was the problem. If anything it wasn’t – I was the problem. You see, if I had been prepared, I would have left leeway time for this. Since I was not – result = late. Get there and don’t know what to do. Wander around inside the gym looking for an unknown Milka. Finally get her paged. She’s obviously not too happy with the sit. and we reschedule the thing for Monday. I hope I’m not late. Built Fresco today. That was an exercise in pain. Why? Because the Debian packages of omni ORB are freaking old. Looks like the lost the maintainer. So I build it myself. Except it takes forever because its in C++. Oh man. Then I have to get libGGI. Thankfully packages are uptodate – but it looks like I won’t get mesa support. (I found this out later). Umm.. Hmm.. So I start building Fresco and run into the immediate problem that it can’t find the bloody includes for the omniORB. Well…it isn’t in a standard path see. So of course, I try to specify the INCLUDE flag, the CPPFLAGS, etc in Bash but it doesn’t work. Joy. Oh joy. Finally look through the mailing lists and find that I have to use –with-omniorb or somethign like that. Greeeat. Finally get Fresco build (1 movie later) and try run it. Wait – forgot to say – it was in the make step that I say the message that GGI didn’t have GL support. Of course, I find out that I can’t access /dev/fb0. So, I do something VERY stupid. su and try again. I get a nice black screen with an immovable mouse cursor. Umm..hmm. Try to run the fresco demo and locks the computer up tight. Everything. No input posisble. Unfortunately, no other computer on the network has an SSH client and I’m too lazy to get one so I restart. (BAH!). Ticked off. Delete Fresco and resolve to try it on the new machine. Job # 1. Watched Amadeus at around 3:00. Good movie. Turned me kinda morbid. Actually very morbid. Headache coming faster now, like the heels of a drum rum rum. Turning drum.

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Movie Mania

Went to the library today. Picked up a huge ton of movies. Thankfully I’m getting sick of watching movies. I have an intense desire to run everytime I see one now. I believe my headaches could be the result of watching endless movies in a row. Aight – what did I do. Oh yeah – I went to the YMCA and got myself a membership. My gosh, that place is massive. I mean *really* massive. Its craziness. Its got a really nice gym, but it seems like it’ll be packed all the time. Well – if I use it well its worth the cost. went for the portrait shoot today. Jeez…that had to be the most annoying thing ever. First Dad and Mom fussed over Angela like there was no tomorrow. Go do this, do that..blah blah. Bah. Whenever they try that on me – it doesn’t work. After a certain point I just stop listening. I say whatever I’ve got goes. It’s really much less frustuating that way. Also the photographer kept saying…”closer, closer”. I mean, how much closer does he bloody well want me to go? I have my personal space here huh?! Bah..sleep at 4:00.

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