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24 January 2002 @ 08:31 pm
It occurs to me (having read something makali said about people feeling the need to update a lot, ironically) that I've not updated for a while and I now (this is the irony) feel the need to post purely to let you all know that I'm still here!

I've been suffering from a cold since last Friday and although it's going away now I'm still having difficulties stringing coherent thoughts together when I get home in the evening (I think sosiouxme got the benefits(?) of my limited coherency in a comment last night). So lack of posting.

But just to let you all know what's been going on recently. At work I've been supervising my third year project student, which is turning out to be quite hard work - he's ever so ever so keen ("I think it's time for a coffee break now" "Isn't there some more lab work I can do now?") ... he's a nice guy though, just too hard working and keen for a third year student. Mind you, maybe that just reflects the fact that I was a bit of a slacker in my third year ;)

At the weekend we bought a new puter to act as a fileserver - we've spent bits and pieces of the week setting it up (well, J has primarily, but I've been watching and learning - one day I'll be a real geek, I will, really I will ;) ). Our set up is now to have a machine as firewall and masq box, a machine as file server, print server and hook up the scanner/digital camera to that one too ... then a machine each to use, which are both dual boot Windows/Linux. The file server isn't properly set up yet though - no Samba, and we've not started on the peripherals. I'm going to look into setting up CUPS for the printer, just coz.

And that's about it.

Tomorrow jaq is coming to Ipswich and we're all going out to "The Riot" which is a new rock/metal/alternative night that the DJ from Furry is doing. So it'll be a cool weekend :)
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Current Music: Marillion "Another DAT at the Office" (the making of TSE)
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on January 24th, 2002 02:04 pm (UTC)
CUPS is easy to set up:) Works good too. Only thing that confused me lots for a while was I forgot to load the parallel port module into my kernel. Duh:)
Margaretpling on January 24th, 2002 02:40 pm (UTC)
Cool :) I know we have the parallel port module in the kernel too ;)
jaq: jaqjaq on January 25th, 2002 01:28 am (UTC)

I'm excited now :-)
Jonathan: kauaimcurtains on January 25th, 2002 07:06 am (UTC)
Any plans for your new CPU horsepower to run any distributed processing apps?