Monday, 25 May 2009

B _ _ _ scratcher?

Ever seen the Family Guy episode where Peter Griffin has to work a second job job, because his son Chris is going to an expensive private school? I was wondering if you could buy such an implement. Well, Tickets has found them!


Monday, 18 May 2009

Good attempt Boston...

Today marked a day that the campaign for the Boston Celtics to go back to back with their championships ends. In game #7, the Orlando Magic have beaten the Boston Celtics 101-82. Most people said they did not have a chance to even get past the 1st round against the Chicago Bulls with the loss of Kevin Garnett and Leon Powe. They lasted through 14 games in the first two series of the 2009 playoffs.

Hopefully now they will have the time to recoup, and thus allow Kevin to get the treatment he requires to come back and help win championship #19.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Mussels and crab

How tasty can a basic meal be? VERY!

I was fortunate enough to be apart of a crab on pasta, and mussels served 2 ways; one with a white wine, cream and garlic broth, and the other with a chilli tomato broth. Thanks goes to KittyKat's dad.

Mussels with tomato and chilliMussels with tomato and chilli

Mussels with garlic, cream, and white wineMussels with garlic, cream, and white wine

Blue Swimmer Crab on pastaBlue Swimmer Crab on pasta

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Boston Celtics battling the Orlando Magic

If you're following the NBA 2009 playoffs at all, you would know that the Boston Celtics are currently locked 2-2 against the Orlando Magic. The Celtics are trying to go back-to-back when it comes to championship, as they won the title last year. The remarkable effort this year is that they're doing it without Kevin Garnett or Leon Powe - both who play the position of power forward. They squeezed past the Chicago Bulls 4-3 in an entertaining series that included 4 games going into 7 overtime periods. The highlight of the series would have to be Joakim Noah (of the Bulls) stealing the ball from Paul Pierce, and then out running him down the court to make a dunk. While this was done by an opposing team, it was very entertaining, and I have to give credit where credit is due. Joakim has the motivation and skills to be very entertaining to watch, and he is truly an asset to what ever team he plays for.

I hope the Celtics can overpower the Magic in the current series, and I understand that whoever wins will find an even tougher opponent in the Cleveland Cavaliers headed up by Lebron James.


Tuesday, 12 May 2009

New server on Gentoo

I recently did an upgrade on my Gentoo system, which meant it brought down the new server 1.5.3 - resulting in my keyboard no longer working. The resulted in me doing some research and finding the Gentoo upgrade page. This results (in culmination with the Gentoo configuration page), in running the configuration tool:

# xorgcfg

The final result is a new /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

evilric@lasek /etc/X11 $ cat xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier " Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
Load "wfb"
Load "xtrap"
Load "record"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 29.0 - 55.0
VertRefresh 0.0 - 61.0

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV34M [GeForce FX Go5200 64M]"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "nVidia0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 1
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 4
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 15
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24