First things first. I would like to apologize to Alex Bogak for my rants on PlanetLarry and my hackergotchi. Though it was frustrating I had to send it in three times I only sent it to him once and he put it up the first time I sent it. Most of it though was actually directed at my inability to create an avatar that would actually look decent when scaled. If you read this, Alex, I will soon email you a scaled version of my hackergotchi that is exactly 100×100. I’m sorry for being a nuisance.
Now on to the main topic of this post. The semester is winding down, so I’m starting to send more and more home in an attempt slowly empty my dorm room in order to make it easier to move out. So I naturally sent most of my unused books home as they generally take up a lot of space and are fairly heavy. The down side is I sent all of my computer related books home. I had just recently bought a book on bash and programming in bash and now I wish I still had it. There are a lot of small bash scripts I have a strong to desire to write but that becomes difficult without a tome to learn from. I also sent home all of C++ books as well. Which is annoying because I wanted to try to write a couple of programs in C++ as well, but I can’t do that either because I sent my books home. Its just not my day. I know what most of you are thinking right now. Why don’t you just look it up on the internet. Hundreds of free books and tutorials exist on the internet. Well truth be told I hate trying to read books online. I find actual paper copies of material much easier to read, easier on my eyes, and I find a great deal of comfort in being able to quickly flip through pages and browse the index. I just like paper books, sue me.
Finally, Arch Linux has sent pacman ver. 3 to testing. Which is awesome because pacman ver. 2 was missing some things that I hope will be in 3. I haven’t’ actually checked the change log but I’m still crossing my fingers. If you haven’t tried Arch and its package manager pacman yet then I’ll restate my previous thoughts on it. Its nice, its fast, but its new and is still missing some very important features.
Enjoy the Penguins!