Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Well, more rain. We had a few nice days over the weekend, and now there has been some rain every day since, and it is raining now.

On Monday I completed the bootable CD-ROM - the process took about 4-5 hours once I got the basics down - the process of copying the files, compressing the file system, creating the ISO image and burning the CD are very time-consuming. But the end result is that I now have a better idea of exactly how to make my own custom bootable CD's - that could be used for several purposes. I have already fallen prey to that well known mindset that once you have a new hammer, everything looks like a nail. I find myself trying to make a case for bootable CDs for a lot of not-so-useful applications.

Yesterday I got in three books I just ordered : Linux Server Hacks, Hacker's Challenge 2, and Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box - should be some good reading once I get done with my current projects! Right now, I'm reading Sympathy for the Devil, by Holly Lisle in html format on my Zaurus, as well as Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson in softback format.

I'll end up waiting a few months to get the new Harry Potter book - I only want the trade paperback version, not the hardback. I'm still reading the fan fiction from Cassandra Claire - she finished chapter 13 of Draco Veritas just a few days ago!