4:43pm, Thursday 1 December 2005
And in other news, the hard disk in my work desktop machine abruptly died earlier today. Just stopped working. Unsurprisingly the machine didn't last long (long enough to tell me "ls: I/O error" a few times) before it wedged totally. Got a new disk in it and with a local Debian mirror it was soon back up again. Irritatingly it takes about as long to collect the set of useful browser extensions and plugins (adblock, bugmenot, switchproxy, mozex, flash player, Java) as it does to install the base OS.