Does anybody remember the old cartoon series "Mighty Thor"? As with "Monkey", "Astroboy" and a few others, the theme song is imprinted on my mighty brain-hole. However, right at this moment I have hit the end of the theme song for "Hercules"...
Victory is here, raise a mighty cheer
For the mighty GeoffreyT
I say this only because I was able to reconnect RantBox to teh intarwebs tubes - with the aid of a second USB dongle found lying about in a cat-wee-adorned plastic box in the garage.
It involved a pain in the bum graft due to the lack of a Linux driver (which meant having to use ndiswrapper and the WinXP driver). In turn, ndiswrapper took ages to install because I didn't realise that RantBox did not have build-essential in its kernel and I am too lazy to read error messages.
After half an hour of constant fail, I decided that it was time to read the stupid error messages, and discovered that I had to finagle build-essential into RantBox without the internet, which involved commenting out most of sources.list and keeping only the CD drive as a source.
But I got it done. So join in the chorus... GeoffreyT, hero of song and story, GeoffreyT, winner of ancient glory... and so on.
So today's dataflow for USRant will be parsed and stored and retrieved; calculations will be done upon it; the results will be tabulated; and the HTML will be generated. Then I will stickytape some brainy witticisms at the top and poke it in the blog-hole. At that stage Bob might not be your uncle, but he will be - at the very least - the chap who married your dad's sister.
The backfill of last week's Strayan market data is underway even now, so OzRant for tomorrow will be full of its usual meaty goodness, and has been scientifically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines. In fact, 8 out of 10 17-year-old models-in-lab-coats are prepared to stand in front of a graphic saying that 78% of women feel that their skin feels smoother and more supple. And don't get me started on how shiny it makes your hair...