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2008-12-21:
Gregory the gargoyle says Merry Christmas!

xmas gargoyle
2008-11-08:
Finally enough time to switch drive and re-install the server. The PSU of the little box doesn't have enough juice to run a full-sized DVD player, so the installation got a bit messy:
the beauty of a clean install
2008-10-28:
I really need to replace the drive in this server. I don't trust it at all - it's ancient and has been making strange noises for months. A new drive has been sitting on my desk for a while, but there really isn't any chance of a re-install until my work-load returns to sane levels *sigh*
Soon, very soon.
2008-09-21:
I've finally finished installing my new desktop. After a number of failed and very frustrating installation attempts I discovered (memtest ftw!) that one of the two new memory modules was defective. After having removed the broken module things went a lot more smoothly and now windows and linux peacefully coexist on the new desktop.
2008-09-11:
The world's best web site right now:
hasthelargehadroncolliderdestroyedtheworldyet.com
2008-09-03:
My training started up again yesterday after a pretty inactive summer on my part. I'm a bit stiff and sore today, but it's nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be.
2008-07-30:
While traveling I had time to port a few old c-programs to java (DLA, ant trails and slime moulds). It's good to be reminded just how much fun it is playing around with those kinds of simulation programs. Too bad there is rarely enough time to do that :-/
2008-07-20:
Back from my journey to the far north. Much further north than I've ever been before and far enough north to see the midnight sun. Pretty cool :-)
2008-06-15:
I've made a tiny php image gallery component in order to add some photos from my recent trip to Hong Kong and Macau. I was sent to Macau to install equipment for the G2E Asia exhibition. Here are some photos of what I was up to when I wasn't working:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong airport express.

Macau

Macau as seen from my hotel room window.

Macau

Macau as seen from my hotel room window.

Macau

Canals on the 3rd floor of the Venetian Macau.

Macau

The Venetian Macau.

Macau

Ruins of the church of St Paul.

Macau

Part of the floor on the observation deck of Macau tower is made of glass.

Macau

A rainy view from Macau tower.

Macau

The Hong Kong - Macau ferry.

Hong Kong

Fancy building in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

Mong Kok.

Hong Kong

Alma, Hamlet and Eva at the Chi Lin nunnery.

Hong Kong

Chi Lin nunnery.

Hong Kong

Closeup of an intersting looking plant at the Chi Lin nunnery.

Hong Kong

Chi Lin nunnery.

Hong Kong

Lotus pond at the Chi Lin nunnery.

Hong Kong

Lotus pond at the Chi Lin nunnery.

Hong Kong

Mong Kok night market.

Hong Kong

Mong Kok night market.


2008-05-28:
The old laptop my webserver ran on died a few days ago. Well, it didn't actually die, it went stupid. Apparently the sensor for detecting if the laptop is plugged in to external power or not, has broken down. This means that the battery won't get charged properly and when it is finally empty the laptop will do a low-battery-emergency-shutdown as soon as it is turned on, even if it is plugged into the wall. *sigh*
Now the server runs on a tiny fanless mini-ITX EPIA computer instead. Apart from a few tiny settings adjustments it was just a matter of moving the drive to the new system and everything just worked. So far I'm very happy with my tiny and quiet new server.
2008-01-18:
Earlier this week a power surge took out the light in the bedroom and my desktop. Luckily it was only the computer power supply that was damaged. Today I plugged in another power supply and the computer started up just fine.
2008-01-05:
Did some minor updates to the site today. Recently I've bought my own set of basic electronic components and some tools, so if there is time I'll start messing about with the Arduino again, and then my Arduino page can grow again.
2007-12-31:
Happy new year!
2007-12-24:
Merry Christmas!
2007-12-07:
If I get a blogg, will I use it? Probably not.
2007-11-29:
Do I need a blogg? Not really.