I guess I'll just write this now, even though a bit early, but no matter — read it whenever y'all feel like it :)
Well, everyone, have a happy Saturday night — and as to the year afterwards, may it be as full of all kinds of surprises and experiences as this one was, and may at least as many of them be happy, merry, pleasant and worth remembering as there were in this year! :)
Okay, so it's a bit late — about a day late… For various reasons, I was unable to post this yesterday, but still, here goes.
At least in Bulgaria, university students, professors, and pretty much everyone related in some way to university-level education celebrate on December 8th. I'm not sure how far this tradition has spread through other countries — at least Wikipedia doesn't seem to think it has — but it is still a nice holiday :)
So… even a bit late, happy holiday, y'all who feel like celebrating! Carpe diem! Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow… oh hell, who has the time to think about tomorrow?!
And here's a toast I picked up from some endless tales that I've been reading and rereading recently — dark tales of Desire and Despair and Delirium that was once Delight and Destruction that is long gone, dazzling tales of Dream and Death and Destiny, tales of humans and of Gods and of the Endless…
“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and everyone of us always give the Devil his due!”
Irfan and Balkandji inside the same night — that's more than a man ought to be subjected to… yet the feeling is beyond words! And… thank you again, you know who you are, for the tip-off about Irfan, although we didn't quite manage to actually meet! :) Well, maybe next time :)
First *oof* for today: if your nVidia drivers (from the x11/nvidia-driver port) are misbehaving and mysteriously rebooting your machine, consider removing “options WITNESS” and “options DIAGNOSTIC” from your kernel configuration.
Which leads us directly to…
Second *oof* for today: if you remove “options WITNESS” from your kernel configuration, “-DNOCLEAN” is emphatically not your friend!
Still, we live and learn, and now I've finally got a working X.org installation on my three-weeks-new laptop.