November 10th, 2007

Policy

If you friend me, and I can't work out who you are in real life from your LJ profile or your posts, I'm highly unlikely to friend you back.

Light Bulbs

I'm delighted to discover that GE have finally figured out how to make a fluorescent low-energy light bulb the same size as an incandescent, so that it will fit in the same light-shades. Now if they can just sort out the warm-up time, the harsh spectrum, the inability to use them with dimmers and the inability to activate light-sensitive devices, the government's stated aim of banning incandescents might start to look remotely possible.

Upgrading

I just entered the rather dangerous command "apt-get dist-upgrade" on my headless hosted Linux server, going from Debian 3.1 to 4.0. Wish me luck, because it might be tricky to recover if it goes wrong.