May 7th, 2001



I'm going to bed at a reasonable time tonight, even if it kills me.

Wish me luck.

(A confession: I didn't do any work on any projects this weekend, and I don't regret it. You can't make me!)
  • Current Music
    The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

Fun with dictionaries

rea·son·a·ble</a> (rz-n-bl)

  1. Capable of reasoning; rational: a reasonable person.
  2. Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking: a reasonable solution to the problem.
  3. Being within the bounds of common sense: arrive home at a reasonable hour.
  4. Not excessive or extreme; fair: reasonable prices.


One frustrating thing about Netsaint is that it's not very graceful about handling long errors. I just wrote a plugin to check our Veritas NetBackup server for errors. The problem is if it finds more than 2 errors, the error messages get cut off due to the limit built into Netsaint. There are ways around this, but it's a royal pain in the butt. I wish there was a way to disable that, or something... I dunno.

I think I'm going to set up a repository for all of the plugins and utilities I write for Netsaint and put it up on my website. My boss has no problem with me GPL'ing them and contributing them back to the community, so I might as well do it for the good of all mankind. (Think of the children.) They tend to be quickies, but they're useful, and I get the impression there are a lot of Netsaint users who aren't all that familiar with unix, scripting, etc., and I'm sure they'd find it useful. Plus, maybe one or two will make it into the official plugins, but I doubt it. I write them all in perl and Karl (the plugin maintainer) doesn't like perl plugins. Whatever... seems better to have a perl plugin than none at all. :P

The nice thing is, it's an open-posting list, so I can go ahead and submit the url and not worry about whether he likes them or not. :)

Very nice.

Minor note: the bars at the top and bottom of the window (sidebars I think they're called, hehe) just crashed... and gnome automatically respawned them and I was able to continue as if nothing had happened. Gnome 1.4 is a good thing.


Still sick. Sore throat. Feeling crappy.

The good news is, you'll all be happy to know I'm so tired and so sick I think I can actually get to sleep tonight. So I'm going to go do the dishes and then pass out.

Bleh. See you all tomorrow.

(This post illustrates the point that I'm a lying bastard and that my LJ is not merely a personal space. Either that, or I'm schizophrenic. And for the record, people that use html tags in their posts should be banned from LJ.)

  • Current Music
    Miranda Sex Garden - Falling