A good weekend
A short post this, more of a twitter-style entry. I’ve had a great weekend:
- I’ve had tons of time to spend with my lovely baby son. He’s 7lb 12oz now, so I’m a very happy Daddy.
- I’ve rewired my house’s ADSL and ethernet setup. My modem is now in the lounge instead of in a
cupboard upstairs. I re-used the cable that used to connect the master phone socket in the lounge
to the cupboard as an Ethernet cable. In the process I learnt that Ethernet only uses two twisted pairs
out of the 8 that are in CAT5 — just as
well as the dodgy cable the BT engineer installed only had three twisted pairs in it.
- I’ve taken three carloads of crap harvested from the loft to the dump. I’ve boarded out a load more loft giving
me even more storage space. It’s now ready to consign even more stuff to a prolonged attic purgatory.
In doing so I managed to bring xania.org down (which lives in a corner up there).
The downtime was due to me accidentally unplugging it to power in a drill, exacerbated by the stupid BIOS which requires a keyboard
to be plugged in to be able to boot — else it says “
Keyboard error - hit F1 to continue” (I kid you not!)
Lots of cool things to look forward to at work this week too.