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January 31, 2003

Sigh.

It must be the weekend. I’m hankering for an ample glass of Australian Cabernet Shiraz and a mighty bowl of low fat preztels. The Perl install can wait until tomorrow.

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January 31, 2003

Roadside assistance.

Steve Comrie, of pseudodictionary fame, kindly emailed me a hint regarding yesterday’s CPAN installation issue. Based on the error message I posted, he suggested that I install the File::Spec module, seeing that it’s a prerequisite module to have in place prior to CPAN attempting to update itself. It was apparent, at least to Steve, that … Read the rest of this item

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January 30, 2003

On the make (file).

In preparing to install the DB_File module for use with Movable Type, CPAN prompted me to look into grabbing the latest version of itself before proceeding. Sounded like a plan to me. cpan> install Bundle::CPAN Things seemed to be humming along delightfully until the dreaded checksum. For whatever reason, CPAN can’t locate the module it just downloaded … Read the rest of this item

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January 29, 2003

Hang on tight… we’re going in.

What I’d really like to do is install Movable Type on my Cobalt Qube. As much as appreciate Blogger to handle the bulk of my blogging chores, there are times when I wish I had more flexibility. Flexibility and comments. Flexibility, comments, and a valid RSS feed. But that’s it. The Qube is a Linux … Read the rest of this item

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January 28, 2003

Here’s looking up your old address.

WhatIsMyIP.com is too good and too simple a thing not to share. And as far as really usable ideas go, TinyURL.com is running a very close second. Marvelous. Bloody marvelous.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

January 28, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Early morning parking lot. Southeast Calgary.

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January 27, 2003

Food tastes better when it’s not up your nose.

Reports confirm that mom ate a sandwich today. And a bowl of soup. All by herself. It was a one-handed effort mind you, but definitely self-propelled. And it was real, honest to goodness sandwich and soup, not that brownish, liquified sandwich and soup substitute that’s been flowing her through small-bore nasal feeding tube since the … Read the rest of this item

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January 27, 2003

Balancing act.

You write about what’s within your current frame of reference. You relate observations regarding daily experiences, sensations, thoughts and peeves. Sometimes those observations get trapped rumbling down a single lane. It can be an interesting lane, a comfortable lane, but nonetheless an unwavering lane with no foreseeable exit ramps. I think my posts have been … Read the rest of this item

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January 27, 2003

More Newtons obviously means more weblogs.

I’m getting a sense that folks who become first time Newton owners take to their new PDAs like fish take to water. Or should that be like a stylus to screen? You see, it’s also apparent they want to tell the world about their adventures in the land of the unsupported hand-held device. Earlier this … Read the rest of this item

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January 24, 2003

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum.

Earlier this month, it came to my attention that email notices being sent from the Newted Community Forums were arriving with goofed-up date headers. I had never noticed the problem myself, probably because my primary email client determined the message sent date using a different header field. At any rate, these notices were showing up … Read the rest of this item

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