Archive for August, 2007

Monkey is not… whaa?

Sometimes… Linux confuses me

Some time yesterday night, I found out that my monkey wasn’t running. Apparently, diggers found this amusing.

In the meantime I’m still trying to install Linux on my latest project PC (an ancient pentium 1). So far, things are going mostly OK (except for a dead hard disk, vague serial mouse, and aforementioned monkey problem).

FYI: My aim is to find a linux distro that will run nicely on an old PC, in lieu of Microsoft software. Currently I’ve tried DSL, Mepis, and Delilinux, neither is quite there yet. DSL looks promising, but I have to resolve the hard disk glitches.

1 comment August 19th, 2007

Problems logging into Skype?

As of today evening I’m somewhat unable to log into skype. Are any of the local ISP’s blocking it? or are Skype experiencing any problems?

Anyone have any ideas?

Update: It appears Skype is down

1 comment August 16th, 2007

Ahh, schooldays

I can’t remember school being this much fun for me…
(Click for zoom)

(Photo from

3 comments August 9th, 2007

Pic of the day: Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Amundsen-scott South Pole Station

Credit: Photo is by Chris Danals, National Science Foundation

About the photo (text from the Wikipedia link)
A full moon and 25 second exposure allowed sufficient light into this photo taken at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during the long Antarctic night. The new station can be seen at far left, power plant in the center and the old mechanic’s garage in the lower right. Red lights are used outside during the winter darkness as their spectrum does not pollute the sky, allowing scientists to conduct astrophysical studies without artificial light interference. There is a background of green light. This is the Aurora Australis, which dances thorugh the sky virtually all the time during the long Antarctic night (winter).The photo’s surreal appearance makes the station look like a futuristic Mars Station.

You can read more about the Amundsen-Scott station or download a high res version from Wikipedia,

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