When I bought a 1992 7.3 4x4 with a turbo that leaked from every pore I knew it was going to be an ongoing hassle, and this last week I ended up diving into the steering system. I was having problems with nearly every part of it, and I'm still not done. Right now I'm rebuilding the steering column.
Today a friend shared the following status update on Facebook:
If I can smell your perfume because you walked past my office in the hallway, it probably means that you've got too much on.
This made me think about a pamphlet I picked up while applying for a job in Mendocino county which explains the statement "It's not the smell, it's the chemical" without having to engage in handwaving about multiple chemical sensitivity. I have attached it below.
Ubuntu has set the system clock to UTC since the Intrepid Ibex (8.10.) I didn't notice because I had upgraded through several other versions. Using UTC for the system clock is cool if you don't dual-boot, but I do. The functionality exists in at least Vista and later to use UTC for the system clock, but I'm using XP and don't trust it to work even if it appears to.
I decided to revisit Startopia, a nifty Windows XP game. I had trouble because they don't use Direct3D correctly; they make assumptions about your card. I had to teach it about mine to prevent a bluescreen every time I ran the game.
For some time now I have been using ps3mediaserver to stream video to my Xbox 360. Since solutions for playing various video streams on various devices have become more convenient of late I've become less picky about what I transcode to, except that I like to achieve fairly high quality. ogmrip has become less useful of late, failing on most source video on which I try to use it, so I've gone back to Handbrake, the most competent and arrogant of DVD transcoders.
Half-life 2 gave me a black screen on Maverick until I upgraded to latest nVidia from ubuntu-x-swat x-updates PPA, and wine1.3 from ubuntu wine team PPA. Before the update from wine 1.2 (from the regular Maverick repos) I also installed directx9 with winetricks (from the repos also.) Presumably those files are still in my wine setup.