Wednesday, December 22, 1:18 CST
"the moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave a lustre of midday to objects below..." It's bright enough to read by out there.

I think I've got the basics of vi down. Took less time than I thought it


would. Coolness. I lost my connection in the midst of editing this on my shell account, and vi saved a copy of the buffer and mailed me to tell me it'd done so. *That* is my definition of user friendly. I was about to say I sort of enjoy using this editor now.


I saw The Green Mile Monday night. Wow. I don't really feel up to attempting a review. It's an excellent film. No, it's not another Shawshank Redemption. Yeah, it coulda been shorter, more focused. It could've been a better movie. What it is, though, is amazing and moving and not easy to watch.

A while back I said I thought Fight Club and American Beauty were the two best movies of the year. Stupid thing to say. There've been too many great movies lately to honestly try singling one out as The Best.

Messing around (avoiding homework) Sunday, I managed to get my Palm3x working as a terminal on my Debian box. PalmTelnet is cool. Granted, this doesn't have any useful application in *my* life, but it's fun to play with anyway. And hey, you never know when you'll need to use your PDA as a terminal. Like, umm, suppose you're engaged in Saving The World some time, and you need a way to log in to a Linux box without a monitor or keyboard, say to disable that at job that's about to start off a nuclear holocaust... Ok, so I'm reaching.

You know, an empty Altoids tin makes an excellent candle holder. The inside of the lid acts as a reflector, assuming you have it propped against something. Good way to get extra value out of a candle stub.

I think I'll go to bed now.

p1k3 / 1999 / 12 / 22