Saturday, January 27, 2007


The car has arrived. An entire suite of pictures and notes about the pictures can be found here or if you just want to look at the shiny new car, try the slideshow.

A complete overview is at, and a quick one is below

Standard Features:
  • 224-hp 2.5-liter DOHC intercooled, turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine
  • 226 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 rpm
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • MPG: (manual) 20 city / 27 highway
  • Projector-beam halogen fog lights
  • Sport-design instrumentation with center-mounted tachometer
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with manually adjustable tilt column
  • Performance-design front seats with fixed integrated head restraints
  • 120-watt 6-speaker audio system with 6-disc CD changer and MP3 capability
  • Auxiliary audio jack
Non-Standard Features

Friday, January 26, 2007

Birthday Bonanza

Some very sweet people got some incredibly nice things for my birthday. The best part is they all work together to form something completely awesome.

I got a set of really nice speakers which were placed in the kitchen and a Airport Express which was plugged into the wall near the speakers. The Airport Express is really nice because it allows me to stream music from my computer to it and then on to the speakers. No more connecting wires or hauling the computer with the so-so speakers to the kitchen. So nice.

Didn't think that would happen

% ssh
shell: segmentation fault ssh

This was after I installed an update for OS X today on my work computer. I had to go and install a new version of OpenSSH to fix the problem. Not entirely sure what happened, but it really sucks when the program you use every single minute stops working. I think it was a library issue but this should have been checked for. I am not really sure why OS X is using an older version of OpenSSH, but oh well. Hrrrrumph.

% ./configure --prefix=/sw --with-ssl-dir=/sw --with-pam --with-tcp-wrappers --with-ipaddr-display --with-libedit
% make
% sudo make install

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

You say Ka, I say WRX

This last weekend, I went out to purchase a Ka, sorry a Car. I had decided on the type and options, plus about how much I wanted to spend. With the help of Katie and helpful advise of Consumer Reports we were all ready to haggle properly. I knew my starting price and the price I really wanted to pay, but the dealer undercut me and offered the car at invoice, or what they paid for it.

Now I have not gotten the car yet as the dealer is searching New England for the specific car that I want. I should get the new car sometime this week as well as pics. More specifics to follow as well.

Here is the Car I will be getting, but mine will be Dark Gray and will not corner as well or go as fast. Probably a good thing, I don't need to get to work in under a minute.