Archive for May, 2005

upways, sideways, downways

I’ve been, and will continue to be, consumed by summer classes. That’s where I’ve been. In fact, this was written while sitting in Starbucks… so I’m technically still at school. I had my Wine Science final, today. Man, it was way harder than I anticipated. I studied for a “large section of multiple choice” type test. There was way less MC than I had hoped. There was a lot more “recall exact details” type questions, which I could not really do with any confidence. When you study in anticipation of multiple choice tests, you cover a large amount of information, in less detail. That’s what I did. *sigh* And to top it off, I got BOTH the wines wrong on the tasting section. I thought the white was a Pinot Gris and the Red was a Cabernet Sauvignon, but the white was a Riesling (my initial guess!) and the red was a Shiraz… No way! I got no mint or chocolate from it… I hope I passed. 🙁

It’s a shame. I found the stuff really interesting, but I’ve not really had enough time to do well in it… I can’t believe he asked us to name the Provinces of Australia and their famous regions! Agh… There was so much geography that I didn’t study. I was all guesses and looking back at previous questions for reference. At least it’s Friday. I’m almost finished my Venti Mocha Frap, and I’m listening to some good streaming tunes. Oh, and I’m kinda working on my late assignment for networking class. Gonna head to the school theatre at 7pm to catch Sideways, in lieu of my last three weeks.

Got a wedding to go to tomorrow… this weekend’s gonna be busy.

PS – my next Starbucks drink is on… Starbucks! They forgot about my drink, the first time. Awesome. It’s totally gonna be another 5 dollar Frap. 🙂

UPDATE: I just got back from watching the movie. It’s good. Just don’t watch it alone. Kinda depressing. … Actually, watch it anyways.


Got my tablet sorta-working in Linux.

I also finally got hugin installed on Gentoo! Hello wonderful world of panoramas! (Note: each ~2MB)


To create this panorama, I used 5 photos I had taken when I was at Granville Island, a long time ago, followed this tutorial, and used the following programs:

I’ve discovered I need a lot more memory.

In addition to all that crazy stuff, I finally tried out f-spot, watched 2001: A Space Odyssey, and made this post using BloGTK. f-spot is pretty nice, but it’s definitely still alpha. 2001 was really, really, really, incredibly slow. Plus, I had to watch a 15 minute flash summary that fully explained the movie to me, afterwards. All that work, and I’m spent. Now, go watch some flash videos of doing stuff on Linux. 🙂

Shit. I got school tomorrow. 🙁

Waiting for Torrents…

Go do an easy test and feel good about yourself. 🙂

Did I mention that my web host sucks major balls? Well, it does.

  1. After having bought the service, I’ve tried on numerous times to contact them and have yet to get a response.
  2. Lots of downtime.
  3. Currently, I cannot access CPanel or FTP. (Amazingly, WordPress still works… which is what I had to use to upload the above image.)
  4. Those are so bad, I don’t need any more points.

As soon as I can, I’m gonna back up my WP database….

the safe way

When I was at Safeway, the other day, I decided to buy a bunch of green grapes. I like grapes. Upon getting home, I saw how much those particular grapes cost me: $9. Huh?! No way. That must be a mistake. At that price, I might as well buy wine. The cashier had to make a price check on something during check out, maybe that was it – she must have made a mistake. So I kept my receipt and went back there today. I was so sure that it was a mistake, I didn’t even bother checking the price, and went straight to Customer Service. Turns out, they really are $11 / kg. Holy shit! Imported Seedless Grapes. I’ve had some, and they weren’t even that good! Won’t be eating those fancy grapes again, any time soon….

Oh, and guess what? It looks like, from today’s receipt, a mistake really was made, so I gott keep this receipt and go all the way back to Safeway some time soon. 🙁 It’s like, all the way on Davie Street… near Denman. So far. *sigh*

In addition, when I tried to get rent money from the bank machine, my card was spat out with no money. It’s expired! Damn. Gotta go get a new one. Rent will be slightly delayed this month. ^^ Sorry, Jesse.