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entries from September 2006

2006-09-24 05:08:14 +0200
... & then they went off into the setting sun: georg & chaussée, his shiny new laptop (a thinkpad r51e) running a carefully tuned version of ubuntu. & they seemed to like each other ...
somehow related — more or less:
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) [devil]:
  LOVE, n.  A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of
  the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. 
  This disease, like _caries_ and many other ailments, is prevalent only
  among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous
  nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from
  its ravages.  It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the
  physician than to the patient.
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (19 Sep 2003) [foldoc]:
     What many users feel for computers.
     "I don't really love computers, I just say that to get them
     into bed with me". (Terry Pratchet)
     [What did you expect in a computing dictionary?]
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2006-09-12 21:44:29 +0200
new toy
since sunday I've been playing with a new toy: & its "scrobbling" feature. I've written a small tool to submit tracks ("scrobble") from the command line (in some lines of perl; not published yet); I've created a account; I've patched randomplay to make it use my lastfmscrobble script (& in a meaningful way, i.e. submitting only after a song has been played & if its score is > 0); & I've played around with clients (I didn't get the new one from the webpage to work but the old one from the debian package works if set to use OSS & invoked as aoss lastfm).
& I've written a nanoblogger plugin (more perl than bash) to show the recently played tracks in the blog's sidebar — & then decided to use's status graphics anyway (after figuring out how to configure them).
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2006-09-09 18:41:02 +0200
goodbye sabine, welcome caro
today sabine painted her room, picked up her last belongings, and handed in the key to our flat. I felt tears in my eyes when she said goodbye. one hour later caro called in to confirm that she will move into sabine's room — & I rejoiced.
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2006-09-08 14:42:04 +0200
'broceliande' is not only the title of a fine piece for guitars but also the name of a french bus company.
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