How Are You? or New Things I Love

Have I ever mentioned that I read the webcomic xkcd?

I admit this isn’t the best strip, but it shows what I love about xkcd: that’s me! I usually try to avoid just answering “I’m fine thanks”, because that’s just plain boring. And most of the times isn’t really a honest answer at all.

Other than that, there are so many comics there which I can identify myself with. Almost all of them. (OK, maybe not all; can’t recall being strapped like that).

Guess I’m a geek after all.

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Broken umbrella

Tip of the day: don’t try to rolling hop a curb with an umbrella in your hand. At least not without practice.

On a side note, I’m quite comfortable on my new keyboard now. Typing about 30 wpm, ~57 % of my original qwerty speed. After a month. Not too bad. And my hands feel good doing it, no more awkward twists.

I said I was going to remap some keys, here’s the result; I’m pleased to introduce chvorak 0.9:

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Note that I’ve omitted the backspace, enter and space key in the middle. You can’t see the function keys either (for example the numpad).

I’m really happy with the layout so far. The only thing I don’t really like is the placement of the apostrophe. It’s quite dangerous being between Esc and Tab, but in my opinion much better than the Svorak placement.

Phoenix Down

First post in 2008. Took some time, didn’t it? I don’t think anyone actually read this blog, so it probably doesn’t really matter.

Like most blogs out there, this one was doomed to die before it was even born. It’s suffering from “penuria of vicis”, or rather, I am.

Not much has happened since last time. The first version of KDE4 and KDE 4.0.1 as well have been released. I like the slogan “be free”. Speaking of freedom, I’ve listened to a lecture by Richard Stallman when he was in Stockholm. Awesomeness. He’s weird.

The first patch I’ve written made its way to SVN. Isn’t it nice?

And finally, I’ve decided – no Lobster for me this summer. Unfortunately. But that’s how things turned out. At least I think my wallet and legs are grateful. And probably the rest of my body. Oh well.

Because “m00” just doesn’t sound right

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Almost like Christmas

The stuff I ordered finally arrived yesterday – what a joy! So, what exactly did it contain? If 1 picture > 1000 words <=> 3 pictures > 3000 words:

It’s not very large, but the package didn’t fit in the postbox

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Wrapped pretty tightly in plastic

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*drumwhirl*

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“You should’ve invested in a better camera” you may think, but don’t you agree that low-quality photos taken with the mobile phone are pretty charming? No? Me neither.

Anyway, what exactly is it? Well, if you can’t tell by looking at the pictures, I see little point in teilling you. *Hint* Maybe they’ll appear on this blog again, in another context.

By the way, let me notice you that K/Ubuntu 7.10, know as Gutsy Gibbon, is going to be released tomorrow. Hooray!

IN RAINBOWS

In Rainbows

10 things to do before I [random nice saying]

I don’t really have an ultimate goal of life, nor some kind of dream. Sounds pretty boring, doesn’t it? I can see how I’m heading in a certain direction, but there’s no end in sight. And I guess I’m happy with that.

I wasn’t even going to write something like this in the first place. But now you can understand what kind of list I’m going to write; it isn’t a list of goals I have to achieve, and if it was a todo list you would think that I’m pretty weird, wouldn’t you? Maybe you already do.

Basically, it goes like this: I have lots of stuff to do, and it’s getting late. So I’ve decided to write a useless list just to kill some time. I think it sounds pretty reasonable, so here it goes (in the order they appeared in my somewhat tired brain (quantum physics really makes you dizzy; perfect if you feel everything else isn’t confusing enough))

“10 Things”

1. Ascend in Nethack. Without reading spoilers or such.
2. Write my own, unique, plasmoid.
3. Reach at least level 250 on GNUjump, or rather XJump, as I prefer the latter one. Huzzah!
4. Be able to play Recuerdos de la Alhambra decently.

5. Learn how to glide on a certain vehicle.
6. Finish reading The Feynman Lectures on Physics series.
7. Help developing amazing applications such as Amarok, or maybe start a new project (I have some ideas, but unfortunately not the time)
8 … Write that damn KTips post. (!)

So I ended up with 8 things. Too bad. Gotta do some math now, good night everyone.