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I be illin'

Yesterday, I felt some fluid in my inner ear. That's never a good sign. Today, I have stuffed sinuses and ears, a sore throat, and a fever. I've been completely exhausted all day, so I'm staying home and lying around, not accomplishing much.

I had a dream last night about a dystopian near-future in which the government decided that rather than spend all that money on universal health care, they'd just kill off anyone who got sick. (It would help deal with the pesky overpopulation problem, too.) I found out that amaltheagray was sent to one of the furnaces, and so I managed to break in and rescue her before she was killed. Then we went to the library and looked at books, and had a grand old time. Today I think I have a little crush on her.

Our new DVD/CD burner arrived last night, and I successfully burned a CD at 40x using command-line tools (and let me tell you, that's quite significantly faster than our old 4x burner!). Unfortunately, the slick-and-sexy k3b refuses to recognise it as a recording device. (Here there be geekiness.) It shows up as /dev/sg2, a generic SCSI device, and doesn't get mapped to a block device the way my Neuros and my digital camera do. k3b only recognises block devices, unfortunately. I can't find a way to force /dev/sg2 to get mapped to, say, one of the /dev/scd* entries, and the k3b user mailing list isn't being much help yet. I hope this gets solved, but in the mean time I can use other apps to do my burning.

Now I am going to lie down and read and drink hot tea.

Edit: Turns out I didn't have SCSI CDROM support compiled into my kernel. Adding it as a module solved the problem. Now to figure out why k3b burns audio tracks that supposedly start at -10:00...


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May. 25th, 2004 09:46 pm (UTC)
i hope you feel better soon. i've had my share of ear infections and i know how much they suck. rest up!
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