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Typical. [Sep. 23rd, 2004|09:15 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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Yesterday I met someone who worked for iD this summer at UNC-Chapel Hill. (Will terror_firma, thank you for being an enabler.) We had lunch at Aroma. I need to meet more people like her, who are a) not Grinnell kids and b) my age. Not that there's anything wrong with Grinnell kids or people not my age, but it seems like almost everyone I know here who's my age is from Grinnell, and there's more to life than hanging out with the Chicago Grinnelligentsia all the time.

J-J meterbridge claims I'm a heavy sleeper, but this morning he woke me up by opening DVD cases in the living room. How's that for light sleeping? (Well, I think that's what he was doing, anyway. But who knows, maybe he was setting off demolition charges or something.)

I'm trying to install Gentoo, but having some issues. I'm sure things will eventually be okay, but it's kinda frustrating. At first I did the whole optional mirrorselect thing, and it didn't work at all; I couldn't bootstrap because the various servers it was trying kept timing out, or the files weren't there, or that kind of thing. So I got rid of the MIRRORSELECT= line in my make.conf, and it worked great. Go figure. But now I'm having other problems. I don't really mind, yet, because I'm learning stuff. But sooner or later I'll get to the point where I just want my computer to be usable.

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[User Picture]From: underwhelm
2004-09-23 07:57 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing, but is it possible bootstrapping only seemed fine? Can you make Hello World or anything like that?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-09-23 10:12 pm (UTC)
I ended up starting all over, and you're right, it must not have been fine, because this time it's taking longer and different things are happening. It makes more sense this time, too. I'm pretty sure there was something else in make.conf that shouldn't have been there, in addition to MIRRORSELECT= ... . Then I tried deleting something I thought I didn't need, but did. I think I finally got it right this time, though. I guess I'll find out.

I haven't used C since junior year. I don't even remember the syntax for makefiles. My K&R is gathering dust in a box at my parents' house, and Teach Yourself Flash ActionScript in 24 Hours is on my desk. Oh, how the mighty have fallen...
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[User Picture]From: leadsynth
2004-09-24 10:56 am (UTC)
"It's a good book!"
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-09-24 12:13 pm (UTC)
You made me laugh out loud at work, thinking of how Melissa used to say that.
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[User Picture]From: zerbie
2004-09-24 01:34 am (UTC)
I think they were the Exploding DVD Cases Of Doom.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2004-09-24 12:14 pm (UTC)
Yes. Doom.
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