I just woke up. It's 4:45am. I don't get this at all. I went to bed at 11pm very tired.
Maybe I'll get back to sleep after checking mail and stuff?
Update: It worked. I slept until 6:30 or so. That's a bit more reasonable.
We made it. There was a long line at Customs and then an even longer ride to the hotel from the airport. But we made it. I stayed awake the whole time. It's now 10:30pm here but my body thinks it is 6:30am. We just got back from dinner a bit ago and I've done minimal unpacking. I'm way tired and heading to bed.
This hotel room kicks ass. In-room internet access works flawlessly. Notice the flood of blog postings, have you? The TV is amazing. It's so nice, new, and fancy. I really ought to take some pictures, except that my crap is already all over the room.
Oh, well. The bed is calling.
For some reason I'm completely incapable of managing my e-mail. Most of the time it's not an issue, but every once in a while I end up missing something important.
Stranger yet, the only time I seem to ever do a really good job of cleaning up my INBOX is when I'm suck on a plane for several hours (thankfully with laptop power at the seat--yeay American Airlines). So now I'm replying to 2-3 month old messages to explain that I'm lame and sorry for taking so long to reply.
Perhaps the solution to my problem is that I simply need to fly places (as a passenger) more often.
... 3.5 hours pass ...
I've managed to delete 744 of the 1,247 messages my INBOX. I've also sent 28 that exim has queued up, awaiting a network connection. Perhaps this ratio tells me that I need to better utilize the D" key on my keyboard.
I'm always amazed when I learn something new about a tool that I've been using for a rather long time. Take for example, cron. Not your run of the mill, everyday cron. I'm talking about the smarter cron that comes with most Linux distributions nowadays: Vixie cron.
(Vixie cron is named after Paul Vixie, the creator of BIND and other Unix goodness.)
While looking at the manual page for the crontab file format, I discovered a chunk that I'd never seen before:
Instead of the first five fields, one of eight special strings may appear: string meaning ------ ------- @reboot Run once, at startup. @yearly Run once a year, "0 0 1 1 *". @annually (same as @yearly) @monthly Run once a month, "0 0 1 * *". @weekly Run once a week, "0 0 * * 0". @daily Run once a day, "0 0 * * *". @midnight (same as @daily) @hourly Run once an hour, "0 * * * *".
Hmm. @reboot. Isn't that handy. There's an easy way to give users the ability to run something at boot time without root access.
Well, I'm about 4 of the 11 hours to Japan. And I finally busted out the iPod. But it did something that I've seen once or twice before. The backlight decided to just stay on until I actually turned it off. The weird thing is that since the first day I bought it, I've had it configured to automatically shut off after 5 minutes.
Every once in a while, though, it does this.
Anyone else have this problem?
FWIW, I'm running the latest software and it's a 20GB model that's about 10 months old.
Damn. I get to San Jose airport at 9:30am for my 12:15pm flight to Tokyo. I'm thru security and checked in at 10am. But there's no WiFi signal down here near gates A1-A, A1-B, and A1-c.
Oh, well. I'll just post this really late.
I don't have a seat on the plan either. They oversold business class so I have to wait for a ticket/gate agent to see if they can either bump me up or knock me down.
On the plus side, there's nobody here yet, so I had no trouble getting a seat near power.
Update: Oh, the ticket agent showed up way early. I now have seat 14H (isle). Excellent.