I’ve been testing a new web browser – not the newly released Firefox 3.5.2 but Opera, version 9.64.
Although Opera has been in existence for about 10 years, I’ve only previously had the briefest of acquaintances. I was impressed that their download page included install packages for many Linux distributions, including my favourite, Slackware. Not [...]
Well my max bid has gone in on this beauty…
4 years old but not a scratch on it. Drool.
News in from the BBC -
A record-breaking number of A-level entries for England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been awarded A grades. More than one in four entries – 26.7% – got the top grade, up from 25.9% last year and the overall pass rate rose to 97.5%, up 0.3 percentage points.
They might [...]
September’s road trip has been booked.
Starting slowly in North Berwick, the fun will begin Leeds, continue in Cardiff and Swansea, and really hot up in Manchester.
It’s a shame I don’t have to hand… “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of [...]
This evening I updated my bedroom Slackware box with a new Linux kernel following this announcement:
patches/packages/linux-220.127.116.11/: Added new kernels and kernel packages for Linux 18.104.22.168 to address a bug in proto_ops structures which could allow a user to use the kernel sendpage operation to execute arbitrary code in page zero. This could allow local [...]
Should the police ever wish to adopt a non-lethal but effective means of crowd control in an enclosed space, they should cast aside mace, pepper sprays and tasers. They should instead employ the old woman who boarded my 21 bus this evening.
A ranker, more pungent, fetid, gross, noxious and obnoxious smell of stale PISH [...]
I’ve just watched “Control” the well received biopic of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division. Way back in 1980 I was planning to see Joy Division at the Astoria on the 8th May – the tiny venue at Abbeymount, but this was cancelled due to Curtis’ fragile state. 10 days later he was dead.
“Neuf à la banque” was my cry, as news of Les Paul‘s joining the great jam session in the sky broke.
Respect to him, but I’m definitely a Fender man.
Come on Ronnie, hurry up and die, I want double figures this year.