inessential by Brent Simmons


Working on Pike today.

Jaguar to eat moon tonight.

If you don't like tomatoes, you're probably mentally ill. "qbullet.sidesmiley"

I turbo-charged the graphics on Sheila's site last night. If you're a Frontier server manager, you can do the same for your Manila sites using the Copy Pictures to Static Server sample script. Now pages like the Garden photos page load much faster.

It's here! I received shipment of a Linux machine from Dell today. Yes, you read that right. It's a Dell box with Red Hat Linux pre-installed. I'll write a story about what it's like to set up such a machine once I have time to actually set it up. Dell shipping Linux boxes is a sure sign that this is the year 2000.

My sister, a former econ professor, works for a cool startup in Seattle, Apex Learning. If you've got RealPlayer G2, you can get a demo of one of their tutorials. That's my sister talking.

I've been trying to use Northern Light as my search engine, but I keep getting bugged when I click on a link and I'm expected to pay for the document. Forget it. I'll try using Google instead. I used to always use HotBot, and AltaVista before that, and Lycos before that, and Yahoo before that, but it seems like search engines always eventually hit a point where they start sucking. It's usually at the point where they add a Yahoo-like category scheme and call themselves a portal.

Garret Vreeland of array suggests as a search engine. It does appear to be quite fast.

LinuxNewbies: Moving And Renaming Files: The mv Command.

WebLog for Godot. Waiting for Godot is one of my favorite plays. The tale of Didi and Gogo, who are hanging out, waiting. They can't go anywhere, as they're expecting Godot to show up. If it were a movie, it would be a buddy pic starring Bruce Willis and Jeff Goldblum. I can picture them now:

Goldblum: What about hanging ourselves?
Willis: Hmmmm. It'd give us an erection.
Goldblum: (highly excited) An erection!

Modern audiences might wonder what's Godot's cell phone number. Call his sorry ass up and let him know he can't jerk people around like this.

Of course, if Didi or Gogo had checked their email before heading out, they'd know that Godot had to reschedule. "Boys, I'm going to need to make this happen next week. Same bat time, same bat channel. See you then. -Godot." (The previous joke is so old it wears suspenders.)

I saw Waiting for Godot at Seattle's Bathhouse Theatre in 1988. Sadly, the Bathhouse closed last year. Nothing to be done.