Well, I normally refrain from writing up posts about personal stuff, but I thought this was worthy.
Around a year ago we (Dad, Step-Mum and Sis) moved from a big house to a smaller house. It was a BIG move. They had to get extra trucks just to move the 140 odd boxes.
Anyway, the shed at our new place very quickly filled up with junk, and since then has been the domain of my Dad who has just helped spread everything out, to the point you couldn’t even get the bikes out without issues.
Well he is on a long trip to Germany, and in the mean time, Tania (my Russian Step-Mother), Anya (my Russian Girlfriend), and I, cleaned out and re-organised the shed.
We pulled everything out, and sorted out the broken stuff, then I would slowly, box by box, pull everything out, and either put it on the shelves, or put it back in the box in an organised manner.
We ended up with half a trailer of broken gear, and by using the vertical space, instead of the floor, managed to create a LOT more room, and have also organised things into seperate spaces. Hand tools, have a section, while Power tools have another, and there’s the bits and bobs rack with sections for screws & nails, Gardening, Electrical, paint, and other stuff.
Actually I’m quite proud of the accomplishment, and that I managed to do it (with help) within one day.
I even managed time to pick my girlfriend up from her place.
Well, now I just hope it takes longer to mess up the shed than it took to re-organise it.
I just watched the pilot of the 2008 series of Knight Rider, and if the Television movie pilot is anything to go by, then this will certainly be something to watch.
A fast, amazing car, with some nice futuristic tech, and a cool voice (surprisingly done by Val Kilmer) that I would compare in humor and quality to GLaDOS in Portal. There’s a cute girl who needs rescuing, and while the main guy doesn’t have quite the same feel (nor hair) as the Hoff from the original series, it’s the car that is the main character of the show.
I don’t want to spoil it, but while the car is kick ass, the bad guys aren’t exactly your local street thugs. They are switched on, and very resourceful.
Man, last night was fun… Not
I was trying to copy some stuff to my mythbuntu box (which the family has taken a big liking to), and it was very slow. I would normally get 7MB/s off the network but was only getting 2MB/s and the copy would pause every few mintues for up to 2 mins.
Anyway, I checked htop (better version of top) and it showed the CPU usage was 100% on both CPU cores when copying even though the Samba daemon was only using about 30%. There was also some random mythtv log file services that would use crazy amounts of resources every few minutes, but the log file wasn’t being written to.
So I restarted the box, and it decided that it hadn’t scanned the HDD in 700 odd days, and it started to scan the drive and find various errors. After trying to repair the drive a few times and it kept finding more problems, I restarted the Linux box again and ran Mem test, on a hunch that the new ram I’d installed a week before was faulty. !LOTS of errors! I pulled and changed some sticks around until I found the offending ram stick. Then had to run fsck manually, say yes to everything and it finally booted properly.
I think one of my Battlestar Galactica TV eps was ruined, but better than the 320Gb’s of movies and TV eps being wiped.
Hopefully a year in which School Yard Justice is finally completed and I’ve actually finished the website (a working gallery page is almost finished, which is hopefully the hardest of the programming I can envision). Once School Yard Justice is release we can look at showing it at some film festivals, then
I also need to move out of home. While I have a lot of freedom at the moment I lack independence. I need somewhere that Anna and I can stay, and also somewhere I can be without being disturbed every time someone decides to get home, go to the toilet, slam a door, talk on the phone, turn the TV on loud, or yell at each other *glares at my Russian step mum and sister*
Well I’m looking at moving out within the next month or 2, so if anyone wants to buy me some x-mas presents then household things like a toaster, or kettle, cutlery, glasses, and what not would be much more useful than say a DVD of some movie I’ve already got.