Here I am posting in this journal because Gemma is asleep. She did not sleep well last night on the kyropractic pillow because the bump that is supposed to be so incredibly good for you was too high for her head to sit correctly on the pillow. She is asleep on a couple of the cheap “comfort pillows”
The day has been quiet although I have got a fare few things done. Last night I configured the Linksys and put it in the fruit bowl. As most people would know these things are a little linux box with 32 megs of ram and 8 megs of flash.
I’m still learning how to use the utilities they put in the firmware. It seems possible to use command-line tools to do all sorts of wireless measurements and the like. these things can go into ap and client mode; and can also handle wireless bridge mode as well. As a result you can now telnet or ssh to the router on my dining-room table although you have to be on our network to do it; i’m not quite suicidal enough to make that visible from the outside.
I dragged myself out of bed at about 11:30 or so thinking I would get little done. I knocked some instant oats together in a bowl and had that for breakfast. It hadn’t helped that I hadn’t been to bed before 3 that morning so I was running on about 8 hours sleep. After breakfast I decided to defrost the smaller of the two bar fridges we have. This was quite a job since the ice was an inch thick and I had to carefully separate the ice from the shelf with a knife.
Yeah I know I know no sharp objects in freezers; but I am well aware of where the pipes run and allways keep the blade close to flat rather than stabbing holes in the plastic. We have pictures of the blocks of ice I managed to get out and I will put links to them for something unusual.
reading Harry Potter books again since I have a good high quality cd copy of the books. Debating whether to encode the cd quality .wav files down to 44100 16-bit mono 64 Kb/s mp3 or whether to downsample to 22050 which would reduce compression ratio from 11 to 1 to 5.5 to 1.
I don’t think my diskman likes playing those files though so i’ll have to burn an rw and see how it goes. Newer generation stuff has no problem with layer 1 2 2.5 and 3 stuff but older chips choke on certain files. I am steering clear of vbr for this reason even though this recording could bennifit from it.
Caught up with some friend’s livejournal entries which is allways fun. Tiki had an article about people who light fires in back yards and I was going to comment on the article and talk about Mario the bloke with the wood fire and the smoke that blew in through our old house’s front door. I decided not to comment since I seem to be commenting on all her posts lately (not nastily of course)
and I wonder if the world really wants to read everything I have to say from toilet paper to wood fires to whatever. I think i’ll just spend a few hours chatting to her sometime and hopefully that will dry up the well of conversation a little.
I had potato mash with cheese and bacon. The packet explained how to make the meal and then told me to enjoy it. This time; I actually did. I don’t like the way that packets tell you to enjoy something or thank you for purchasing something else. I suppose it’s the polite thing to say from the packet’s perspective but it always feels strange to read that stuff.
I put wd40 on the bedroom door hinges. this way I can sneak to bed really late without the squeaking of the door hinges waking Gemma. Not that it usually does mind you; only on the nights when she is sleeping lightly.
Gemma has the beginnings of a big headache so I have been convincing her to eat/drink something. she has a drink of gatoraid (however you spell that) which is cheering her up a lot. I think the stress of the week was getting to her; nothing specific all sorts of little things.
Meeting Tiki (previously a stranger), Uni training, rags, bad pillows and bad sleep have all conspired against her. I hope she recovers soon.
I’m sitting here bored as hell not wanting to listen to too much more doctor who with plenty of energy but no desire to recable the bedroom whilst she is resting in it even if she doesn’t mind.
I wish there was a way of protecting favourites in internet explorer; not sure how the world will view What professionals should know about polyamory mixed in with wrt54gs information. Well if people want to look at my computer’s contents or my shared network drives they get what they deserve 🙂
Anyway that is about all I can think of writing today; maybe more tomorrow.