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Wednesday, July 23, 2003
 To Ottawa

"I can see what you want me to be". Freddy Mercury is still performing. A Jewish man is sitting on the seat next to me. He writes down on the paper in English, and reviews some Hebrew letter forms. I've got to ask him about what he is doing, but not now. At the huge Toronto airport, I met a British, an engineer at Ford. He new a few Persian words and told that he reads Persian poetry, and he was just a random guy off the airport!

Another thing I should set up with the laptop, is to turn off all unnecessary services (postgresql, httpd, network), and do a simple hacking to start independent services in parallel; the current boot time is too much for a laptop to be handy. There is one such system already written, but I will write my own /etc/rc, as that one needs its own init package. I would set up standby too, that helps a lot.

I don't feel good about running the webcam under Linux; at least, it would not work with the Y! Messenger, means, the Y! Messenger do not support webcam under Linux, or I guess so. All in all, the Linux support for my VAIO is more than good. No stoppers yet.

Update (July 15, 2005): I still don't have any advanced power management, gave up on the webcam, firewire doesn't work, etc, etc. And more important is that I've gave up trying for a long time...

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