The Null Device

2001/1/12

Linux DVD resources: UDF FS patches, Linux DVD/DXR2 howto. People are also working on support for the DXR3 decoder card, though this seems to be embryonic. (And no, I don't know anything about DeCSS, and if I did, I would lie through my teeth about it.)

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Well, I didn't find my Nokia 5110 (presumably now exchanged for heroin and on its way to some GSM-using country where Australian stolen-phone registries aren't valid), though I did go to the Telstra Shop and almost got a new 3210. Almost, because the system that handles SIM cards was down this afternoon, and so I wasn't able to get a SIM card made up. However, Telstra did waive the card replacement fee and the contract termination fee, so I will have a new phone essentially for free.

So now I have a Nokia 3210, sans SIM card, being charged, and will hopefully get the card tomorrow.

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Picking up the latest virulent meme (via Monsieur Le Scum, who else), here is my Stor Trooper GIF. A rather crude likeness, within the constraints of the wardrobe (they have no black T-shirts without goth band logos and no decent paisley shirts (only the Hawaiian number I was forced to cover with a jacket); and I won't even mention the lack of a decent green velvet suit). Though it will probably appear in the gallery.

(Aside: how come Stor has a Base and Goth wardrobe and no others. No Raver wardrobe? No Hippie/Feral/Crusty/alternative? No Sci-Fi Geek? No Indie Kid With Mod Delusions? I do get the feeling that Stor are one of those enterprises organised along the lines of the tech-savvy-goth-clique business model, sort of like Dimension X and Netizen and such. The hinted-at ontology, dividing the world into Goths and Normals, sort of gives away the likely contents of their office MP3 server.)

Btw, I reckon that Graham does look rather like one of the members of Blur on the cover of their best-of CD.

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Pfaknok! I lost my mobile phone today. From what I gather, it may have fallen out of my pocket on an Epping-line train, or a tram, or may have been left in one of the shops I visited along the way. It was not responding when I called it, which may mean it's switched off in a lost property office (or that some scumbag is using it to make drug deals). It has been reported and its serial number placed on a register, so if you're thinking of pawning it to buy heroin, you're probably out of luck. Anyway, I had 3 months remaining on the contract, so paying it out and getting a new one will cost me $36. Assuming I don't find it, I'll probably get a new one (perhaps a Nokia 3210, with programmable ringtones).

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