Well, finally did the musical/play thing that Tiff and I had been practicing for the past two weeks for. Overall, it went very well, and Tiff's mom said that we sing very well together. She seemed very sincere about it, but I have a hard time believing it since …read more
Well, I did go to see Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on Friday, but didn't get to write about it yet... until now!
Contrary to what [Brady] said, I thought the 3 hours was well spent. I did feel like some parts were slightly drawn out, but overall …read more
Well, I felt Nemesis was a bit disappointing. It really did feel like it was supposed to be a 3 hour movie, and had bunches cut out. Don't get me wrong, I still liked it; but the parts used from other STs ("Auto-Destruct is offline") was annoying, but other parts …read more
Well, I bet you were thinking there was going to be some big comparison of ST:Nemesis and Christmas, but there isn't. I'm just commenting on both ;)
Going to see ST:Nemesis w/ [Dennis], his g/f Michelle, and possibly [Brady]. I've heard its dissappointing, but I'll probably enjoy it …read more
With [Brady] here watching the TNN ST:TNG thingy tonight (prepping for Nemesis!), I got bored and started working on the frontend for the gabber + tkabber database logger. Well, it got pretty far along, and wound up being a pretty decent frontend, I think. Check out the latest version, and …read more
silbot has been retired - but only in name. It is now known as 'jolem' - the Jabber Golem. I thought it was different the the boring old *bot scheme. I'll release the code soon, as well. Just some minor cleanup to do, then we're ready.read more
in preparations of (maybe) releasing silbot code for others to enjoy (mostly for educational purposes), I've been hacking it to do xml config parsing and to start using the 'show' (online, away, dnd, etc) and 'status' (text messages describing your 'show'). You can see this in operation on my site …read more
Well, [Dennis] has been bugging me for months, and I finally did it. I'm completely happy with it yet, but it'll do. It's much better than the old site, so I'm happy with that; it just doesn't have everything that I wanted yet. I'll just have to live with it …read more
silbot now has category support. Just ask it. Really. Say things like "help log" and it will tell you all about it. Pretty spiffy, eh?read more
I've been working on a AT&T Wireless Bill Parser. Things are going pretty well so far. I'm able to jump though all the login hoops and download the invoice page - now I just have to parse the invoice page. At that point I want to be able to stick …read more
for the new duo! I know you all could tell that duo is much faster than he was. I really should have some pics of him, but I don't. You'll just have to take my word that the paint job is awesome and the ultra-bright blue (power) and orange (hd …read more
wow. duo's gonna be even more of a beast than he currently is ;)
We're getting dual p3 450's for him now, as well as the new case and mobo we already have. Of course, I had to buy a new stick of ram since I fried one when I removed …read more
we finally got a new case, motherboard, and a bigger hard drive for duo. The motherboard is an Intel 440GX+; and after a bios update we were even able to install redhat 7.3 (only took 2.5 hrs to get to this point - would hang on aix7xxx previously)!
Now …read more
silbot has slowly gain more and more functionality. It can now ping, traceroute, log messages (ie, blog), and now has my sms-splitter functionality. I intend to add category support to the blogging; this way you can update multiple sections of your website from one place. I guess I need to …read more
My friend Lindsay found out how to move through tabs in mozilla:
ctrl-pgup and ctrl-pgdn
he's tired of the 'pre' tag messing up my site, so i'm sending this to push it off the front page.read more
well, i got redhat 7.3 installed on my box, and am starting to get programs re-installed (like gabber ;). Thankfully my /home directory wasn't wiped. I was able to save all of my /home, which was very good. I did have backups, but they were about a week old. Guess …read more
well, after surveying the damage after the fsck, it looks like my /lib directory is gone. Now, some people might be inclined to say, 'just copy one over from another computer!' But no.. I'm taking the more painful approach of backing everything up (the rest of my drive is fine …read more
man this sucks. kernel says it's mounted root, but it can't find init; i've fsck'd the drive (lots of errors); stat'd the /sbin/init file (returns fine) - but the kernel can't find it. Acts like it's not the correct root partition; but everything seems to be there. I wouldn't mind …read more
So, I've finally gotten rid of that PoS jogger stuff. I've written my very own bot to handle my updates called 'silbot'. If you'd like to talk to it, just point your jabber client at 'email@example.com'.read more
Finally have the latest jabber server up and running. I've still been trying to get the latest Jogger (from CVS) to work correctly. It dies with the error:Can't use string ("1") as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use at /usr/lib/perl5/site\_perl/5.6.1 …read more
I just realized I need to get to work on duo. I need to make jabber site-wide; by this I mean that all the domains hosted here can get 'firstname.lastname@example.org' jabber addresses, which would be really easy to remember. This way, my email and jabber id can be …read more
If anybody tries to email me this week, you'll get a nice little automated response telling you I'm on vacation. I'm going to Myrtle Beech along with my fiance and my family; it should be a lot of fun.
And oh yeah, I graduate tomorrow! (about damn time ;)read more
Well, after about 3 days of downtime, we're back! My domain expired, and then I couldn't renew it for some strange reason. Anyway, it's fixed now, and all you people who were trying to get to my domain can again.read more
I've written a Nagios SNMP Gauge plugin. It allows a person to check a series of mibs (oids) for data out of bounds (min and max). I mostly wrote this to do remote disk checks, but it could be used for cpu on some devices as well. It also has …read more
Well, I've finally updated my site's layout. I believe it's much better to get around. I know the color is still off a bit; but overall it seems much nicer to look at and easier to read.
Of course, email me if you have comments.read more
I've written two nagios/netsaint plugins. They can be found in the downloads section.
The first is check_snmp_counter - it's purpose is to watch counters via snmp and make sure they don't go over or under a certain range.
The second is check_tcping - it's a tcp ping for when udp or …read more
Kevin (friend @ work) discovered the problem: don't use the '@xxx.net' part of your username. This worked for me; other people can try it out now!read more
Okay, I've discovered that what I called a 'Gauss rifle' is actually a railgun or coilgun. Hehe..read more
I'm running audiogalaxy on linux, and i'm having this problem where the satellite deletes my account.txt file and then tells me my account is invalid! This is very annoying. I know they're providing a free service, but this is quite irritating. I guess I'll write them and see what …read more
Heh. Okay, this should be the last one (don't want anyone to get hurt). I definitely need to update my site layout. The webcam thingy is getting old and takes up lots of space, and all my navigation is along the bottom. Just warning everyone in case it happens sometime …read more
I'm not sure this new jogger is all its cracked up to be..
When I subscribe to jogger using 'email@example.com', jogger dies without allowing my subscription to its presense.
When I subscribe to jogger using 'jogger.jabber.silfreed.net', it allows me to see its presence …read more
Well, I'm testing out jogger v0.8 from cvs. I hope this version works a little better...read more
wow.. it took almost 30 seconds for jogger to do that last update.. I guess jogger needs updated itself...read more