other odds and ends

As a wedding present from djedi I got a new monitor! Whereas my old one could fit 4 xterms without overlapping, the new one can fit 9 (and 12 with just a little overlap). This makes a huge difference when I’m programming – being able to see larger sections of the file I’m working on (and having more xterms open in different directories, etc.) lets me get distracted less by switching between virtual desktops, etc. Also, the screensaver of pictures looks much more impressive 🙂

We saw “Up” on Saturday (in 3D, no less). It was sweet – the first five or so minutes were really really great. I hope I can be Ellie to David’s Carl. Or something. Overall I liked it but less than Wall-E and The Incredibles.

Last night we put in 10 or so attempts on Hodir and got him down to 23% or so. It’s pretty overwhelming at first – I have to find the fire and stand near it, avoid icicles, dispel frost novas, heal like crazy through the frozen blows, and not screw up the flash freeze. I got pretty good by the end except at the avoiding icicles while healing through frozen blows. Maybe next time…

If you installed .NET framework 3.5 SP1, you probably got an unwanted silent installation of a Firefox addon that makes it less safe – the link has directions on how to remove it. That kinda sucks.

This whole post is really just an excuse to post this short video which I won’t spoil. Also: 100 movie lines in 200 seconds.

2 thoughts on “other odds and ends”

  1. Thanks for the tip about that Firefox addon. I noticed it in my addon list the other day but since it was disabled didn’t follow up on it. Now I know.

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