Inglish I haz them

Pretty much every Monday we eat indian food. At the tables there (besides good food) they have these hilarious signs which they probably got with the wine they offer.

Goes with any cheez


With cake everything is forgiven

When arriving at work someone had occupied my parking space. I collected some evidence (removing and putting on my glasses several times), stole someone else’s space and went in to the office. I sent an e-mail to everyone asking who it was and got several replies how to see who owned the car. After querying the DMV via SMS and asking around I got to the perpetrator and informed her of her transgression saying “This will cost you a cake”.

Sure enough, after lunch cake was not a lie. Who can resist cake?

The Cake is a Pie
Om nom nom

Gentoo Linux

I evaluated all tree major BSDs and would have gone with FreeBSD if it wasn’t for me being so used to Linux and that I couldn’t get it to run fully on my hardware. So I chose what seemed to be the closest Linux distro, Gentoo Linux. I maybe give FreeBSD another round some time in the future. When I separate my firewall (modem-ppp-internet) and server (file and web) from other stuff like jukebox I will probably go with OpenBSD for the firewall. pf seems really nice.

If all this seems to be excuses they are. I would really like to have most of the functionality I have on my Linux workstation but with a BSD. If I get filthy rich I might go for a Mac (as well).

I now run

XFree86 4.3.0
I will look into someday if it supports nVidias drivers and my Wacom table
I really recommend an upgrade. It looks a little better, has nicer features. I run the SmoothGNOME theme (except for the icons). Be sure to apply this patch to gtk-smooth-engine 0.5.6 if you use GTK 2.4 or later
Kernel 2.4.25 + Gentoo patches
I tried to get 2.6.4, 2.6.5 and 2.6.6 to run but X hung a lot and I couldn’t find what was causing it so I gave up and reverted to 2.4 (and installed ALSA).

… and more.


I’ve started trying FreeBSD. It seems nice and is less hyped than Linux. Also I know my way around Linux, FreeBSD is a new challenge. If all of my hardware is supported odds are that I depenguinize (manually by reinstalling it) my Linux boxen. I run Red Hat Linux 9 on it now and after looking around for another distro trying Debian, Gentoo and Mandrake Linux, Gentoo was the one I liked the most. After learning that it used some concepts of BSD I gave the three free BSDs a go. FreeBSD was the one I found to my liking so I am now giving 5.2 a beating. I hope it goes well because I’d much more like running FreeBSD than some dead hat distro.