October 4th, 2004

Dreams that should not Be

I dreamed about writing/fixing my resume last night. That's probably not too unusual, but the dream was in XML. I didn't know you can dream in XML; I'm still not sure you can. Well, OK, the whole thing wasn't in XML; it sort of shifted back between being very abstract, manipulating the XML with no apparent real world context and me sitting there discussing parts of it. The resume had a bit more power than I'm used to: as I moved around and changed parts of it, my life retroactively changed to fit. That would be kind of useful.

Sam vs the G5

So A new dual 2.5GHz Apple G5 arrived for me Friday. Installing Linux is proving challenging. It started with the stock Debian 2.6.8 power4 kernels being unable to initialize the CPU. That makes the machine less useful. Someone points out a backport of a ppc64 patch that will allow the kernel to see the CPU. Next up: I'd like to see my SATA disk. Really, having your cdrom be your only media is not as useful as it could be.