Thursday, February 16, 2006


This is the sixth day of reading break - classes start up again on Monday. This morning I took my first attempt at getting my "N" driver's license. Unfortunately I failed the driving test due to a lack of over-the-shoulder glances. The instructor was extremely observant and took off marks for even the smallest details which other drivers would never notice. Overall it was a waste of 35 dollars and one hour of time. I have to wait at least two weeks before I am eligible to retake the test.

Nath is now a deputy chief of party for Save the Children. Nath, Mom, and Skylor will be leaving for Indonesia on the 27th. I will probably be joining them over the summer.

Today the UBC ResNet bandwidth is supposed to have a significant upgrade. Although this should improve performance, they have also added a system which limits you to 2GiB of bandwidth every 24 hours. If you use over 2GiB you are placed in a "Penalty Box" and allowed allowed a maximum of only 100Kbps. I think I preferred the old setup since even though it was slower, there were no bandwidth limits. I can use 2GiB in under an hour... I guess I will be spending plenty of time in the Penalty Box!

1 comment:

Adam Dunn said...

Don't worry about the 2GiB/24hour thing. I've already emailed UBC IT about this, requesting that they set up a mirror ftp/rsync of all the biggest GNU/Linux distros, and making it unlimited. If they set this up, we needn't worry about running over the 2GiB limit. I just installed Breezy Badger six days ago, and I can't wait to go up to Dapper!