Vulture

I scavenged a power supply from the pile of two under my desk at home and resurrected my firewall at work. I’m not really sure why I have a firewall at work, which is in turn behind the campus-wide firewall, but that’s the way it goes. Before they locked down the campus I was wide open to the internet. Well, except for the fact that I’ve pretty much always run a firewall. shorewall, actually, on a slackware 9 box. I should upgrade it.

But who has the time anymore?

Writing text in msft word is so irritating. I honestly can’t fathom why anyone puts up with that program, let alone pays money for it. All you windows users should run out and install MikTeX now. And NTEmacs too, while you’re at it, plus AuxTeX, and eventually in 5 years or so you’ll wonder how in blue blazes anyone can stand writing anything in word.

What else to say? not much, don’t care. gotta get me a UV filter for my camera. Stupid of me to forget it. And I guess I should take the batteries out of my minolta before they melt all over the place. Boy, my minolta 7000 sure is heavy.

Interesting that this page loads with one error in Firebug. post-new.php, line 312. Ah, autocomplete popup. Cool, so this thing has autocomplete popups, huh?

It is also interesting that using this wysiayg editor is not nearly as annoying as using word. Probably because I don’t care about the results. I am not trying to put a figure here and cite a reference there are so on and so forth.

When I was at CRA an old boss used to scavenge food from the fridge.  Other projects would buy their minions lunch, and he’d vulture the leftovers.  I wonder if vultch will ever become a verb, as in  —I can’t believe he vultched that pizza.  It’s been on the counter for 4 hours.

So anyway, I vultured a powersupply today, but I cannot vulture a uv filter from my minolta.

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