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Wednesday, July 23, 2003
 The Journey Begins...

Well, we just left Milan to Toronto. The stop was just two hours, and everything went smooth. I spent the time smoking a few cigarettes, and having a breakfast in the Milan airport. I wanted to try Italian cappuccino, as well as pizzas; so I first had a piece of cake with cappuccino, then a piece of pizza with beer. They were wonderful. Then I thought better I buy my liquor from duty free shop. The woman there helped me a lot, so I finally bought these a bottle of Bombay Saphire for the gin, a Remy Martin as V.S.O.P cognac, an Absolute Vodka instead of Smirnoff, as the Smirnoff was not the original from Russia, and finally a cream liquor named Tia something-I-can't-remember. This is a long 9 hour flight.

Behnam has set up my laptop, now powered by Red Hat Linux 9. I just spent an hour installing Red Hat Updates, and Fedora packages. Red Hat boots very nice, with a few errors on drivers. It recommended my to pass a pci=biosirq parameter to the kernel, so I did and get rid of USB mouse and keyboard errors. The one on FireWire is still there. Better I turn it off, as I'm not going to use the port any soon.

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