no, no, don't jinx it!

I wonder if my difficulty with updating the 'blog is due to the fact that I’ve been spending the majority of the last 3 or 4 days at work trying to build various bits of Gnome as a non-root user on a Solaris machine? (I’ve been mostly successful, but there are a few bits that still aren’t working.)

Laura went to New Orleans last week for a meeting, and brought back a nasty cold. She was here for four days, was sick as a dog for the first two of them, and has now gone off again (to Chicago this time), but she did manage to pass on her germs to me – I can feel a tickle at the back of my throat, and I’m sure it’s only going to get worse. Lor, if you’re reading this, thanks bunches!

The window manager formerly known as sawmill has had a name space collision with a httpd log analyzer. Jump on over to and vote in the poll to pick a new name.

While I’m on computer stuff, I’ll point to the Debian Diary, which is a 'blog-ish system log cum journal chock full of useful info about configuring Debian installs. When I get my DSL installed, I’m sure the iptables info will be helpful.

Feed magazine is doing a special DNA issue, apparently because of Celera’s recent (widely misinterpreted) announcement. I haven’t had time to look at the whole thing, but this article by Jeff Howe hits on quite a few of the interesting issues being raised in the wake of the sequencing efforts.

Okay, I think I’m going to try to catch up on email (yes, still). Tomorrow night is BlogIRC night – hopefully I’ll remember to show up this time! See y’all later.