Paris Hilton’s mobile phone number

Ms Hilton’s phone number seems to be kicking around the world at the moment. A friend of mine gave it a call to confirm that it really was her’s and apparently, yes it is. Her phone seems to be off and the voicemail is full, so I guess its time to move on.

And while you’re at it, perhaps you can check out their weblog. I’m not sure whether this is real though…

For the googlers, there’s some more red hot Paris info here. 😀

My first blog spam

This morning I checked my mail to find that I received my first piece of blog spam. Not happy about that at all. Perhaps its time to turn off the comments. Mark Pilgrim has a pretty good rant about some of the efforts starting to combat blog spam before it gets out of control, and he doesn’t paint a pretty picture.

Booting Mac OS X in verbose mode (and other boot time options)

Just to remind myself 🙂

Press Option during startuo to boot into Open Firmware to select a boot device
Press :@:+Option+P+R to reset Parameter RAM (PRAM) and non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
Press (mouse button) to eject (internal) removable media
Press X during startup Force Mac OS X startup
Press :@:+Option+Shift+Delete during startup to bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)
Press C during startup to start up from a CD that has a system folder
Press N during startup to attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot)
Press R during startup to force PowerBook screen reset
Press T during startup to start up in FireWire Target Disk mode
Press Shift during startup to start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later)
Press :@:+V during startup to start up in Verbose mode
Press :@:+S during startup to start up in Single-User mode (command line)

To turn on verbose boot logging all the time, in the terminal, type:
sudo nvram boot-args="-v"
You can find out the status of your boot args with
sudo nvram boot-args

Fedora Core 1 Released

Amidst all the hoo haa over the impending dropping of support of Redhat linux, Fedora Core 1 was released today. Of interest to me is definitely the graphical boot, laptop IO mode and CPU powersaving, ACPI support, 2.6 kernel preview, GNOME 2.4 and 1.1.

I’m hoping there’ll be an apt repository available somewhere so I can dist-upgrade my laptop to the new core.

Also of pretty large interest (‘sif you didn’t already know!) is Novell’s acquisition of SuSE.

Melbourne Cup

So another year passed and yet again, I didn’t win anything on the office sweepstakes. Next year its either scratchies or a lottery ticket for me instead. The only time I’ve ever won anything was when I was out of the office. I didn’t get back to the office in time, so someone else decided to “claim” my ticket for themselves. Yes, how convenient.

Anyhow, for something to snigger over about the day, this couple gets a bit amorous:

luvved  up

Thanks to the ever amazing link generator Matt for that gem.

HOWTO: Applying Australian Date & Time Settings to WINE applications

I’ve been trying to set the correct date and time settings for WINE application on my work PC for a while, as I use Lotus Notes for my work email, and some bloody HR application insists on my date and time settings being set to Australian standard, even though I’m only retriving information.

Anyway, I finally managed to set the correct settings, so now I can use it properly. Continue reading “HOWTO: Applying Australian Date & Time Settings to WINE applications”