Des (deskitty) wrote,

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First Day

It's 11pm, and I'm dead tired for some strange reason. I think it could have something to do with the fact that I got up at 7am to go to school...and didn't get home till 5:30. Hmm.

The first day of classes went OK...although I was sorely feeling the lack of caffeine in the morning. Something tells me there will be massive consumage of Starbuck's frappuccinos this quarter.

I applied for a position as labrat (known amongst the more politically-correct circles as "lab monkey" or "lab monitor"). My interview is tomorrow, at we shall see what happens. I hear there are a lot of candidates this quarter, so with my luck, I probably won't get the position. I'm going to do my best to stay optimistic, though. I attached a resume, even though they didn't ask for one, because I'm hoping it will better my chances of getting in.

We shall see.

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I've been wrestling with CVS and config files (yes, all manner of config files) tonight...I'm currently trying to work out a way to store all my configuration files easily in CVS, so I can just check them out as a module, run a script or two, and have them put in the right places. The problem with this is, I use KDE apps (such as KMail), which have sh*tloads of files, and there's no way I'm going to be able to manage all that by hand.

So if anyone has any suggestions for an easy, automatic way to do this, I'd appreciate your insight. I currently have a script that automates most of the important parts, but adding/removing/changing files still has to be handled manually, which is bad.

Part of my motivation for doing this is, I'd like my home directory to become just a workspace, where I just have temporary files and checked-out copies of things in CVS. That way, when I need to backup, all I have to worry about is the CVS repository itself, and I don't have to worry at all about backing up my home directory. That way, I don't have backups of both the repository and my checked-out copies.

Except...damn, I just realized I forgot about my maildir. I'll have to come up with some sort of arrangement for getting that backed up, too...though not through CVS.

Ugh. Sleepy time...and I'll come up with a good way to do this in the morning.

-- Des

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