Monday, July 18, 2005


Spend some time last week setting up Joe Marcus' tinderbox scripts. Works really well, and enables me to test ports builds on different FreeBSD branches. In addition, it makes installation packages that I can deploy over my servers, hence saving build times.

I've setup build environments for: RELENG_4, RELENG_5 and the newly branched RELENG_6.

Spent some time HTMLizing the README file, here it is.

Read more and get it here.

Pimp up da Firefox

Just came across a splendid article, on how to do fine-grained tuning of Firefox.

Give it a try.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Mom, can i have some Reebok Pumps please?

Mich and i just had a coffee /smoke break, and we were discussing the pros and cons of being a single child (as i am) as opposed to having siblings (like mich).

We came to the unanimous conclusion that being a single child rocks.

I tried to argue that being a single child was ok, but very lonely since you ended up growing up alone (which leads straight to multiple personalities). I would have loved to have had a bro or sis, (to beat the hell out of the bro, and kick the shit out of the sis' boyfriend), just so i wouldn't have had to play everything on both sides of the board. Conversations like this were common in my room at the time:

Dimitri: "Hey man, you want to play checkers"
Dimitri2: " Sure bro, I'll be red"
Dimitri: "No i want to be red, and i get what i want because i'm an only child"
Dimitri2: "Screw you jackass, go SABO. I'm having the reds."
Dimitri: "I don't want to play with you. You suck"
Dimitri2: "Right back at you buster."

On the positive side, you are the center of attention, and you get pretty much everything that you want, well, almost everything. I mean I didn't always get what I wanted, but in 90% of cases, I got the damn Matchbox car if i really wanted it (crying, yelling, pouting, anything would work).

Now there is something I never got and always wanted being a teenager. I mean I could have gotten them, but my dad's job didn't permit me to get them. Here it is: Reebok Pumps.

You remember these right? Every kid had them, and they were the ultimate sign of middle school coolness. All the cool kids had them, and of course all the dorks (as I) wanted them, so they could get one step closer to that impossible dream: being cool.

Well here's the deal. Why couldn't I get these? Why wouldn't my parents buy them for me?

At the time, my dad worked for Adidas. I had 25 pairs of trainers in my closet, but none of them were Pumps, and that sucked!

In addition, i was not allowed to wear anything but Adidas, that was it. I couldn't buy anything that wasn't Adidas. Any Nike shirt or Reebok accessory was forbidden. The problem is: at the time, Adidas was not cool, it was boring, passé, it had joined brands like Converse, - the definitely NOT cool shoes. I was not only laughed at for being fat, I was ridiculed for having dorkish shoes...Of course a couple years later, when my dad didn't work for Adidas anymore, and I had grown 15cm and couldn't fit in any of my 25 pairs of trainers, Adidas was the shiznit - everyone wanted them.

So yeah, being a single child rocked, but I still have a regret - not having those pumps. Overall though, I can't really complain, i mean life wasn't too rough for me as a, whenyou have a schyzophrenic half to play with, who needs siblings?

Monday, July 11, 2005

I need to help this person in the Ivory Coast

Dear Readers (or non-readers)

It has come to my attention that this young lady needs some help, so i have decided to help her out.

Here is the email I recieved:
Aisha Kone,
Cocody Abidjan,
Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire)


C’est avec un plaisir que je vous écris, mais je ne
vous force pas à le faire pour moi

Je suis Aisha Kone. j’ai 19 ans , je suis la première
fille de Monsieurs et Mme Kone
Mon père était un homme riche (vente de cacao) en COTE

Mon père s’était rendu en France pour ces affaires et
il est mort mystiquement sans Qu’on ne sache les
vrais raisons de sa mort le 12 FEVRIER 2002 et pour
finir on S’est rendu compte que c’est notre propre
oncle qui l’a tué .

J’ai perdu ma mère quand j’avais 4 ans ce qui fait que
j’avais tout l’amour de mon père . Avant la mort de
mon père le 12 FEVRIER 2002, il appelle son secrétaire
étant à l’hôpital Et lui dit qu’il a déposé la somme
de 2.500.000. US dollars dans une première banque à

Etant toujours à l’hôpital , il dit à son secrétaire
que l’argent qui se trouve à la banque porte
Son nom et il charge son secrétaire avec une lettre
pour la remettre à son avocat , puisque Tous les
documents se trouvent avec lui

Actuellement je suis à l’université , j’ai 19 ans et
je ne sais pas comment faire par ce que je veux
transférer l’argent en EUROPE à cause des problèmes
politiques dans mon pays .

Je voudrais que vous me veniez en aide .
Je voudrai vous posez quelques questions .
1.Est ce que vous pouvez m’aider comme étant votre enfant ?
2.Est ce que je peux vous faire confiance ?
3.Et si on arrive à faire le transfère sur votre
compte la bas combien de pourcentage voudriez vous ?

S’il vous plait considéré ma note et faite moi
parvenir une réponse
Merci pour votre attention
Mlle Aisha Kone.

Get a fucking hint man, this shit does not work, stop spamming us you fucking idiots.

Go stick a banana up your poohole.

Warm Regards,

Thursday, July 07, 2005

A picture's worth a 1000 words..

Mich found this little beauty. Exceptional shot, I must admit.

We're thinking about finding this lady and picking up a couple shirts - these will be collector items in a couple years.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Great news

Two absolutely magnificent things happened today:

1. EU rejects patents directive. Bloody marvelous, if you ask me. Don't know why it took them 4 years though.

2. London wins Olympics 2012 bid. Wonderful, we won't have to deal with an even more overcrowded city, and stupid tourists.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

New Mobile - Bye Bye Orange/Itineris/France Telecom

Got myself a new portable device ( which is always loads of fun) because by crappy Samsung T100 died a horrible death last week... so I decided to change the whole subscription - called up Orange to kill my membership, and got the best service i have ever gotten of them. On saturday afternoon, i went over to a Bouygues shop and got myself a new subscription with a Nokia 6230i for 49€. Due to a promotion they were having, I got 40€ off, so the phone ended up costing me 9€... Although i didn't particularly care for a phone with a camera (I think it's just a damn gadget), the damn thing has one, so I put it to use.. here's one of the first pictures. I thought it deserved a warm spot on our blog.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Serbian - "Parce que je le veux bien"

It's Friday, and I just got home from hell^H^H^H^H ehh.. work..

What better way to relax, after a hard day - than with a delicious home-made Serbian Ice Tea ? Well, I can't think of a better way. So without further ado, I give you "Michael's end-of-the-week treat" :

Tomorrow, we are throwing a small bash for friends (and Dimitri) - I'll probably end up stone-drunk, AGAIN.. oh well, you can't teach an old dog new tricks - isn't that what they say ?

Bottoms up - see you on tomorrow..