March 31, 2004


Busty Mousepad

Yeah, that's not really safe for work.

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dnscache cache churn analysis tool


This handy script calculates your dnscache churn rate.

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March 30, 2004

Good lord.


This thing is frigging sweet. Treemaps rule.

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I need to make a script

Running a form-to-email gateway

Explanation of a perl script to send a form's contents to email.

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March 28, 2004

UDP Hole Punching

NAT Check

Check Your Network Address Translator for Compatibility with Peer-to-Peer Protocols
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March 25, 2004

Crazy stuff abounds within

404 | v.7

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March 24, 2004

Supposed to be good


Tulsa Drone.

I just listened to the sample mp3s

It kind of reminds me of a cross between the Twin Peaks soundtrack and Calexico. I'm going to buy it.

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All the errno patches for DJB's software

Listing: pub/glibc-2.3.1

Vexing indeed.

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I will use this qmail source distro from now on


Charles Cazabon, Dave Sill, Henning Brauer, Peter Samuel, and Russell Nelson have put together a netqmail-1.05 distribution of qmail. It is comprised of qmail-1.03 plus a patch file, some documentation, and a shell script which prepares the files for compilation.
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March 22, 2004

Light toy

Oral Disco

The Oral Disco is a multi-coloured light cleverly concealed inside a plastic mould. This easily and comfortably slides onto your upper or lower teeth. When you switch it on, it makes your whole mouth glow in an array of colourful light! The light moves from tooth to tooth as if dancing, hence the "disco" name.
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Brief instructions on how to move your MySQL databases

Jon Cellini's Blog: Migrating MySQL Databases

Apparently, it's not too hard. I might have more trouble since I have more than one DB to move.

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March 20, 2004

These are unbelievable

Pencil Carving

They are masters of topology.

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Control your mind

SBaGen - Binaural Beat Brain Wave Experimenter's Lab

The theory behind binaural beats is that if you apply slightly different frequency sine waves to each ear, a beating affect is created in the brain itself, due to the brain's internal wiring. If, in the presence of these tones, you relax and let your mind go, your mind will naturally synchronize with the beat frequency.
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March 19, 2004

I intend to view this later


Supposedly, it's by the guys who did southpark.

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March 18, 2004

These are some really fun little flash games.


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Give new SIDs to cloned computers

Sysinternals Freeware - Utilities for Windows NT and Windows 2000 - NewSID

It's like GhostWalker, only different.

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March 17, 2004

Finally, a decently priced CF-to-IDE adapter

They seem to be targeting WISPs (Wireless ISPs) with their whole site/catalog.

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format error with Unattended, fixed

[Unattended] RE: Format problem

I got this error:

call to int 0x21 0x440d 0x60, failed error 0f

When trying to use unattended. Turns out that I just hadn't waited long enough for the full fdisk command to work. Some machines take a really long time.

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March 16, 2004

Coffee is good

The 10 Commandments of Coffee Making

There are a number of do's and don'ts associated with good coffee making that are common to all methods.
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Woo hoo, Debian Installer Beta 3 is out!

Debian-Installer beta 3 released

I finally got the installer to work on a vmware machine. Beta2 didn't work at all, and the various weeklies I tried didn't either.

But this one does!

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Debian Installers galore

Debian Installers

"The Debian installer sucks!" People saying this are astonished to hear me reply "Which one?" Such commentators usually want a naive-user-friendly, preferably graphical installer that aggressively probe hardware (which they know little about), and don't give a damn about non-i386 architectures. They don't value network installs, broad choice of journaling filesystems (XFS, JFS), flexibility, small installer images, or sparse initial installs.

I thought this was going to be cooler than it turned out to be. He considers Knoppix a Debian installer. :(

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March 13, 2004

How to get root on LVM on RAID with Debian

Root-on-LVM-on-RAID with debian mkinitrd HOWTO

I have a Debian system running with root on LVM on RAID. Kernel updates, however, require either a manual update of an initrd file, or a custom kernel compile to include all required modules.

I really wanted to use apt-get/dpkg to install kernel upgrades straight from the official Debian binaries, so I spent some time and got Debian's mkinitrd script working with root on LVM on RAID.

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March 12, 2004

Firewall info, ahoy!

I'll probably browse this at some point. I hate forums tho. Their interface is teh suxx0r.

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March 10, 2004

This is hilarious

Imaginary Girlfriends - Find Your New Imaginary Girlfriend Today!

With an Imaginary Girlfriend, you can carry on a completely fictitious, yet authentic looking relationship with the girl of your choice.

I thought it was funny when I saw girls auctioning themselves off (in this imaginary way) on eBay. Now it's its own website.

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March 09, 2004

Tattoo clothing.

SleevesClothing.Com ::.

They have shirts that look like shortsleeve shirts, but are really long-sleeve shirts, with tattoos. Bad ass.

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March 08, 2004

Here's why debian is best. :)

Why Linux? Why Debian?

Debian, in my experience, and the experience of a number of my respondents, is the best integrated OS out there. Debian packages trace their relationships to each other not merely through a flat dependency/conflicts mechanism, but a richer set of nuanced relationships -- Pre dependencies, ordinary dependencies, recommendations, suggestions, conflicts, and enhances relationships. Apart from this, packages are categorized according to priority (Essential through extra), and their function. This richness of the relationships, of which the packaging system is aware and pays attention to, indicates the level at which packages fit in with each other.

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What is a reBlog good for?

reBlogs are useful to individuals who want to maintain a weblog but prefer curating content to writing original posts.

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Failed to create DirectInput device

Community Forums

I was getting this error from VMware:

Failed to create DirectInput device: HRESULT(0x80040154: sev 1 fac 4 code 340):
Unknown error 340 (0x154).
Failed to initialize mouse-keyboard-screen control.

Apparently, the problem is that VMWare won't run without a mouse on the host. *blink*

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March 07, 2004

How to spot a fake programmer - The March 2004 Blog


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Common Macintosh Fonts

Code Style: Mac font survey results

The results below are the latest periodic snapshot of the Code Style Mac font survey and should give you greater confidence in selecting a font.
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March 06, 2004

A nice little howto

Installing Debian from an USB memory stick (USB key)

It also talks about putting an MBR on your USB "pendrive" so that you can boot it.

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Tips for Symbian OS devices

SymbianWiki : Home Page

This site is a project aimed at creating a collaborative documentation site for Symbian OS devices. It is envisaged it will contain information useful for users of both Series 60, Series 80, Series 90, and UIQ devices.

I have a Nokia 3650, and they have some tips that I did not know (like that the power button will turn on the lights, even with the phone locked.)

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WAN Acceleration and Compression

: Welcome to Riverbed :

Steelhead appliances battle latency and bandwidth to increase throughput dramatically.

Disclaimer: Riverbed is a great company to work for. :)

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BitTorrent reference page

Brian's BitTorrent FAQ and Guide

I was looking for how to set up a bittorrent tracker under linux.

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March 04, 2004

With a modded Xbox, this could be very nice

Xbox Media Player

You can play all kinds of video on your Xbox with this. You do need to mod it, tho.

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March 03, 2004

Open source speech synthesis

The Festival Speech Synthesis System

Festival is a general multi-lingual speech synthesis system developed at CSTR. It offers a full text to speech system with various APIs, as well an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques. It is written in C++ with a Scheme-based command interpreter for general control.
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Cover Songs Database - Statistics

They seem to have stats on all cover songs.

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I need to lock down arbitrary SSH logins

rssh - restricted shell for scp/sftp

rssh is a restricted shell for use with OpenSSH, allowing only scp and/or sftp.

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Automatically update mt-blacklist

Neurotech: MTBlacklist Updater 1.0

I'm using this to automatically update my MT-Blacklist nightly. We'll see if I get any more comment spam.

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Comment spam was overwhelming

MT-Blacklist - A Movable Type Anti-spam Plugin

This is now finding and blocking those bastards.

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March 02, 2004

There's a new Memtest in town...

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Based on the well-known original memtest86 written by Chris Brady, memtest86+ is a port by some members of the x86-secret team.

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Good post describing the PCI Voltage Notch

Re: PCI hardware

The post goes into some detail about the pci notches, and which voltage goes with which pattern. Best of all, it has ASCII-art:

With the plug-side to the left:

============= ===     32-bit 5v-only
=== ========= ===     32-bit, any voltage (card only)
=== =============     32-bit 3.3v-only
=== ============= =======   64-bit 3.3v-only
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Nice primer on cvs over ssh on windows - Remote CVS Over SSH Without pserver

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March 01, 2004

All the cool kids are using this for IPSec on Linux


Now that Freeswan is ending...Openswan to the rescue.

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I might be able to ditch this driver

Promise 20376 SATA RAID controller in Linux

This is (supposedly) a replacement for ft3xx.o

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Another automatic color scheme picker

Color scheme

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