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Sleep: Come to Me!

I really need to work on this ‘going to bed at a reasonable time’ thing. As I’m typing this, my eyelids are getting heavier and heavier. And no, I can’t dope up on caffeine or guarana; then I’d never get to sleep. Ah, sleep…Such a wonderful word… For all I know this snow is just a figment of my imagination. Yes, I said snow. In Seattle. In November. It’s not much, but it’s there (mixed in with rain, slush, and hail). I love winter.

I haven’t posted in a while so there’s a few things to say: I picked up the Revolutions soundtrack a while ago. Most of the tracks suck, except Juno Reactor’s Navras. Described by critics as a “9 minute epic”, it’s the opera/taiko drums/african vocal thingy that plays at the end of the movie, during Smith and Neo’s duel. I love it.

What else is happening? I picked up a 4-port data transfer switch for $20 on Ebay that allows me to plug four computers into one monitor (although I’m only using 2). Yay for me. Now I get to move another one of my computers into my room for a yet undisclosed purpose.

The big news in my life is that last Thursday I switched Wintermute’s OS from Mandrake Linux 9.1 to Slackware 9.1. So far I love it. The packaging system is great, everything works, and I’ve learned a whole bunch more from configing everything via command line (It’s not a desktop distro, so none of that fancy GUI crap). I think my only complaint is printing. I configured CUPS, which perfectly suits my needs, but some apps seem to want lpr. I’ll have to get that setup this weekend. All things considered, Slackware 9.1 gets the Pig Monkey Sweet Lurv Seal of Approval. I recommend it for intermediate users looking to move away from the GUI world of Mandrake, Redhat/Fedora, and Suse. Although that’s not to say anything about the desktop-oriented distros. Speaking of which, has anybody used Mandrake 9.2 yet? Until I hear good things about it, I think I’ll recommend SuSE for beginners. In other news (of the OS-switching type), I formatted my laptop and put Libranet 2.7 Classic on it (which is just Debian with a nice installer).

Right. Well, I’m going to attempt to be in bed in…3 hours. Wish me luck.

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