October 7th, 2004

Lord Yupa

Cruft be gone!

It's amazing how much cruft can gather on a system over six or seven

I've been going through my oldest machine, nexus.zyp.org, package-by-package, in an effort to reduce cruft and clear out some of the old junk that is no longer used, or has been superceded by newer versions.

So far today, I've managed to remove almost 400MB of stuff. I'm hoping to be able to remove at least that much more, before I'm finished.

Which reminds me. . . although most of the stuff I've been able to remove has been found via manual walking of the installed packages list, anyone running Debian should take a look at deborphan. It's a very useful utility for removing cruft. Another useful, if slightly less so, utility in Debian is cruft, named after what it helps you remove.
Lord Yupa

Mixed signals and where to go next.

Okay, so I'm getting mixed signals from someone, and I'm not sure how to proceed. Luckily, I have all of you great LJ friends out there to give me advice on how to further screw up my life. ;-)

Here's the situation. Two weeks ago last Thursday, I went out to Senior Matias with a group of friends. Towards the end of the night, most of the group was getting ready to leave. As they were getting up, another buddy of mine called and said he was on the way. Since I had time to kill before work, I figured I'd hang out and wait for him, even though everyone else was leaving.

While I was waiting for him, our waitress came over and talked to me for a bit. Turns out her name is Angela, and as she was very cute, I didn't mind at all that she wanted to chat. (Hello, Angela, if you ever happen to read this. ;-)

After talking for a bit, we discovered that Angela actually works with my best friend's girlfriend. How's that for an amusing coincidence? Eventually, though, I had to head off for work.

The next week, I didn't see Angla (we go to Senior Matias almost every Thursday), but last Thursday, I did. I made it a point on my way out to talk to her, and while talking, I mentioned that me and some friends were going to be heading to Dundee Theater on Saturday, for their midnight movie (they were showing The Exorcist). She then gave me her phone number (she offered it, although I was about to ask for it) and asked me to give her a call about it.

Saturday came around, and I tried calling her. I ended up getting her voice mail, and I left a message. I didn't hear back from her before the movie. So, Monday, my next free day, I tried calling her again. Same result, I left her a voice mail. Yesterday, I tried again, and as before, I ended up leaving her a voicemail.

My question is, where to go from here? She gave me her phone number, so I can't help but think she's at least a little interested in me, but I've called her three times now, and I have yet to actually talk to her. Also, I've left my number twice, and she hasn't called me back.

I'm guessing I'll probably see her tomorrow at Senior Matias, but what then? Do I say anything about her apparent lack of interest? Should I wait for her to say something?


Why do women have to be so freakin' difficult? ;-p
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