ya know

-40 F doesn’t feel half as cold as -40 C

Sorry, someone mentioned -33 C today, and it was too close to my fav. temp of -40 (C/F) for me to resist a useless post.


mutt users question

What do you have for your reply_regexp? Either mutt doesn’t use the same regexp lang as everyone else, or I’m just totally missing something. I don’t care about german Aw: or whatever, just something that matches Re: and RE: alike, ideally both before and after mailing list [list] markers.

I’m sure it’s one of those things I could figure out if I took about 15 minutes and really thought about it, but this has gotta be a solved problem.

I guess I could comment it out and see how well the default value works. Hmm


today i got to use the word “inexorably”

yesterday is was the phrase “semantically overloaded” – I’ve used that phrase before, but I really like it for some reason. Maybe because it bridges a couple of usually disconnected worlds, I dunno.


what’s funny are the simple things I need.

Jessica’s machine needs a simple vid card capable of 1280×1024, no 3D needed, so the GeForce2 in her machine can come over to my p3/733 box and it can be the game machine. Her machine also needs a simple optical mouse (actually, a normal decent PS2 one would be fine too) so the intellimouse explorer can come along with the geforce2 🙂

That and I need to get the DVD burner installed and the standalone DVD player hooked up, but what else is new 🙂

spread the word

apparently not everyone’s fully read the various logical fallacies. I swear this would be a better required reading for college freshmen than any Nickeled and Dimed crap, but maybe I’m expecting too much of those fresh young eligible voters 🙂

post hoc ergo propter hoc alone (the concept, not that particular web page 🙂 should be burned into the minds of anyone reading anything. Ever. 🙂


I need to head upstairs and make sure i tivo the state of the union.

It’s always on anniversaries of the inauguration, right? The West Wing episodes on Bravo are referring to their inauguration time as their reelection bid is going on, and it reminded me of the Jan. 20th being the inauguration (seems right at least). I never really thought about the timing of the SotU before. Hunh.


Subject: Cron apt-get -qq update && apt-get -qq -dy –dry-run upgrade
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/testing/non-US/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/testing/non-US/contrib/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/testing/non-US/non-free/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable/non-US/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable/non-US/contrib/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable/non-US/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable/non-US/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable/non-US/contrib/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://non-us.debian.org/debian-non-US/dists/stable/non-US/non-free/source/Sources 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/contrib/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/stable/updates/non-free/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://www.backports.org/debian/dists/stable/all/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://lackof.org/taggart/debian/dists/woody/chkrootkit/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found
Failed to fetch http://lackof.org/taggart/debian/dists/woody/chkrootkit/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

[Edit: fixed the newlines – apparently i need to tweak my jlj settings]