March 22nd, 2003

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I finished my last final today. CSC 330...the only final that actually made me think.

Afterwards, I had lunch with kion, and finally got that oversized mop that passes for my hair cut.

I just got tired of dealing with stuff, so I headed out to Montana de Oro for a few hours, and just watched the waves. I found a nice little secluded spot where there weren't any people around, and I just sat. It was calming...it was, in some ways, a minor center...a place where things are naturally balanced, where, for a time, one can simply forget about the troubles of the world.

Unfortunately, there is always the time to leave...the time to return to the real world. In some ways, it's a letdown...because for just that moment, life is good. Things are never perfect...but they're not bad, either. It's easy to forget we're bombing the shit out of a country when all you can see for miles and miles are rolling hills and waves.

-- Des
  • Current Music
    Vanessa Carlton {Be Not Nobody} 01 - Ordinary Day []
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In case it wasn't immediately obvious, deneb is hosed. To those of you who needed to make use of this machine for various top-secret purposes, my apologies. It will be back up before I go home for spring break.

It all started with those damn nVidia drivers...and things went downhill from there. I redid my kernel because of the ptrace() bug, and the nVidia drivers decided to die (as in, hardware-lock the machine, die). Then, when I went back to the old kernel, the drivers stayed borked. Since the system was in a pretty sorry state anyway (having taken a quarter's worth of abuse in 205), I decided to reload it, and thus managed to bork my RAID setup (don't ask how). Almost everything (including all of CVS, and all users' home directories) is saved, but it's probably going to be well into tomorrow before things are sorted out and functioning normally again.

From now on, deneb will remain in total-server mode, unless I need to do something specifically on it that I can't do on the laptop.

Again, my apologies.

-- Des
  • Current Music
    "Faith Delivers (Main Union Mix)" by Maurice & Noble ( Massinova)