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Monday, October 30, 2006

Toujours rien de neuf

(English version below)

Je n'ai rien écrit depuis une semaine, mais dans ce trou il n'y a rien de neuf. Sauf que j'ai maintenant tous les meubles que j'avais achetés. C'est fort chiant de débaler ça tout seul mais The Brick est pas fort côté service. Au moins ils n'étaient que 20 minutes en retard sur le temps annoncé, au lieu d'une heure et quart comme la dernière fois... Je suis toujours sans assurances parce que loin de la civilisation apparemment on s'attend à ce que tout le monde aie un char. Anyway, ce trou va finir par me rendre fou à l'usure si on ne me donne pas un peu de vrai travail à faire d'ici peu. En attendant, j'essaie d'apprivoiser à Gentoo et KDE, mais la connection sans fil au bureau n'est pas sans rappeler la vitesse des vieux modems 14.4...

Peut-être ferais-je une critique des restaurants visités la prochaine fois, sinon je risque fort bien de n'avoir rien à dire du tout.

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OK, I haven't written anything in a week but it's because nothing happened (my supervisor has gone to Rome, not sure if he's back yet). But I now have all the furniture I purchased when my parents were around. It's annoying to unwrap and move couches around alone, as The Brick has crappy service, but at least this time the delivery was only 20 minutes passed the 3 hour window they had given. I still don't have insurance because apparently, far from civilization they expect everyone to have a car and brokers often don't offer single insurances, only packages (home+car and more). Or they won't give quotes over the phone. Or they say they'll call back and then they don't (after 8 work days). Unless I'm given some real work soon, this hole will slowly but surely destroy my sanity. In the meantime, I've been getting used to Gentoo with a KDE interface (I'm more familiar and happier with the more sober RedHat interface) and still playing Neverwinter Nights (an OK game but still nowhere as good as BG). And the wireless connection at school, at least on Linux, is speed-wise, very reminescent of those old 14.4K modems.

Maybe next time I'll review the restaurants I've been to (while Ms C was still with me, I've made my own meals since), otherwise I'll have nothing to say, until my thesis defense. Man, I miss civilization.

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3 Comments:

  • 1. Are you getting a car? Do you have a driver's license?

    2. Hmm... I think I can predict how your restaurant reviews would look like. "Yuck... disgusting... I wanna go home!"

    3. If you're bored, you can play Sudoku. Or you can study which instances of Sudoku are hard (after all, Sudoku is NP-Complete). Or you can watch Futurama. That's it! Watch Futurama!

    David)Air_

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/30/2006 07:18:00 pm  

  • 1. I do have a driver's license but I don't think I can afford a car at the moment. I would need to get the Ontario license anyway, and getting to the DMV or whatever it's called is far. I might get a car next year if Ms C moves in with me...

    2. You'd be surprised. You'll see.

    3. I'll play NWN for now. I still haven't finished the main scenario, then there's Shadows of Undrentide (started a game) and Hordes of the Underdark expansions...

    By Blogger PJ, at 10/30/2006 08:44:00 pm  

  • 1. 'Course, it'd be my car. :)

    2. LOLZ Davy. We went to loads of places around campus due to not having supper at home for nearly all of two weeks, and surprisingly students actually want food that isn't only deep fried lard. Or coffee.

    3. WE NEED MULTIPLAYER.

    By Blogger Eugenie, at 10/31/2006 08:33:00 am  

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