I feel weird, I've been drinking black coffee and now I feel really really spaced out and stuff. I feel really tired, but alert at the same time, I dunno, it's pretty cool though!!
The doorbell rings...
...so what do you do? Answer it? Not me! Well, round here it's always people selling stuff, especially during the day. The way to tell is if they hang around, then it must be important:-)
I usually look out the window and see who it is. If it's my dad I can tell. If it's the electricity board they'll stick a card through the door. Otherwise it's someone selling something, and I'll just wait for them to go away because if there's one thing that pisses me off it's having to deal with pushy sales people. I wish I was more assertive and could get rid of them, but it's easier just to ignore them.
Well I've installed a 2.4 kernel at last and it hasn't crashed yet, although there's weirdness with configuring it - make menuconfig doesn't have any ACPI options, when dialling up I get this message kernel does not support PPP filtering but I'll be damned if I can find CONFIG_PPP_FILTER in the menus, ...
Also I solved the problem with apm and anacron, in that if you leave your computer on but apm-suspend it overnight, anacron doesn't get run; if the thing was switched off, anacron would be run by the bootup the next day. The solution was to stick a thing in apm's config scripts that runs anacron when the system is resumed after a suspend. anacron won't run anything unless its datestamps tell it it can, so it'll just immediately exit after a quick suspend during the day.
By the way I'm utterly stumped about the whole GNOME thing on Rutherford's computer. It just doesn't make sense, and I don't know how to fix it.