All entries for Wednesday 23 March 2005
March 23, 2005
As found and edited using
nano -w /etc/make.conf
USE="3dnow X a52 acl acpi adns alsa apache2 apm -arts atlas audiofile avi bcmath bindist bzlib cdr cjk clibpdf crypt
ctype cups curl dga dio directfb divx4linux doc dvd dvdr dvdread emacs emacs-w3
emul-linux-x86 encode esd exif f77 fbcon ffmpeg flac ftp gd ggi gif gmp
gphoto2 gpm gstreamer gtk gtk2 icq imagemagick imap
msn msql multilib mysql nas nls ncurses network offensive ogg oggvorbis
openal opengl pam pcre pdflib perl php plotutils png posix python qt quicktime readline samba scanner
session shared sharedmem snmp
sockets spl ssl svga sysvipc tcltk tcpd tiff tokenizer truetype unicode usb userlocales videos vorbis wmf xine xinerama xml xml2 xmms xosd xv xvid amd64"
(This is specific to Gentoo and does not apply to Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE etc. The USE variable is Gentoo's way of letting you configure things.)
It's great walking out of the sports centre into darkness and the brushing gaze of the moon: like the other side of staring out the window and being shocked how dark it is.
There are familiar people at the swimming pool and unfamiliar people at the swimming pool. The shock of "they swim?!" disappears very quickly and we all just get on with it (that the shock is there at all is only because I haven't really been swimming at all outside of taking lessons as a kid).
It's just perfect! And you can have all this because you work hard and get things done at university. There are just so many perks here!