Something wicked this way comes

Ξ September 27th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ special, Tech, sovreign, Status Update, News from the front, Server Stuff, Special Attention Required, enterprise, galaxy |

Once I solve the mounting cpu fan issue, I need to install and test the following:

I’m having issues with postfix at the moment.
Implementing a backp system on my current system as practice
Email supporting IMAP
webmail interface that doesn’t look like squirrels or something worse.
Determining how I want to do DNS
Figuring out evms

This has to be solved roughly by Sunday. I’ve secured rackspace already, at least.

Original post by Maker

 

For this cruel unsaid, won’t concede.

Ξ September 27th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ special, rack, sovreign, Status Update, News from the front, Server Stuff, Special Attention Required, enterprise, Emergency |

The fan plate is of the wrong type for the board. This confuses and frightens me. I will either solve this with additional mana or have faith in AMD’s ability to build a decent heatsink and fan. The board is built for a cpu plate with four screw holes in each corner. The third party one I bought has only two, and they are positioned in such a way that I can’t even rotate it 45 degrees to rig something together.
This completely halts my plans. It will remain in a disassembled state on the floor in my living room.

Original post by Maker

 

Current readings

Ξ September 26th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ special, boring |

This is what I’m currently reading, suggested by my friend ojuice, or “Vitamin O’Yeah”

Faster-than-light travel remains impossible near Earth, deep in the galaxy’s Slow Zone–but physical laws relax in the surrounding Beyond. Outside that again is the Transcend, full of unguessable, godlike “Powers.” When human meddling wakes an old Power, the Blight, this spreads like a wildfire mind virus that turns whole civilizations into its unthinking tools. And the half-mythical Countermeasure, if it exists, is lost with two human children on primitive Tines World.
Serious complications follow, naturally.

Fire Upon The Deep

I haven’t gotten too far in, but so far I like the writing style. I’ll post more when I get more time to read.

Original post by Maker

 

How to get your IT department to do something for you…

Ξ September 26th, 2006 | → Comments Off | ∇ um yeah |

Thanks to logikal^ for this.

Dear Pimply Faced Youth,

Although I am sure that you have worked very hard on the image used to configure my laptop/pc, I am still dissatisfied with and would like to work towards a solution to this problem.

Here is a list of the problems my image has:

* The network neighborhood does not populate with computers on our domain when I open it. I used to use this everyday to browse to network shares on our servers, and my own test machines. Since it does not work, I must now remember the name and sharename of each shared folder I need to connect. This sucks because you don’t have a proper naming convention, and no one can remember what the hell you did. So I end up bugging you every 5 minutes for the name.
* Current security settings do not allow me to run the browser of choice on my laptop/pc. This is a huge problem, because IE is a piece of shit, riddled with holes that every script kiddy exploits the day after patch Tuesday. This gives me a whole month of insecure net usage, before Microsoft will release a patch. This causes more headaches for me, and for you.
* You have disabled all ActiveX controls. This is a horrible idea because this huge partner of ours, FooBat Labs, uses an ActiveX control on their PartnerNet to submit buglogs, etc. I can no longer perform function X because you fucked this up. This is going to snowball pretty soon, and The Grand High Poobah (my Boss) is going to talk to The Enlighened Most High Grand Poobah (your boss’s boss) and have your boss castrated, his toes cut off, and his left eye ripped out with a spoon.

Please let me know if there are simple workarounds for these issues that you just haven’t trained me on, and I will be most happy to stop buzzing incessantly in your ear, like a mosquito about to suck out your blood. Otherwise, fix these issues, and I’d be happy to tell you how to do it, since you are obviously really just a monkey with slacks and a tie on, who couldn’t tell a computer from a pile of poo.

 

An Update

Ξ September 26th, 2006 | → Comments Off | ∇ um yeah |

So here we go…

Work: It’s been interesting for sure. My job title is now Guru of Left Atrial Pressure Device Testing, Manufacturing, Production, Clinical, and Balls. I’ve been dealing with a lot of clinical site problems. Its been annoying the hell out of me. It all comes down to how shitty of a program HotSync is. I hate it, it hates me, we are NOT a happy famry.

I’ve been playing a lot of WoW lately and I love it. My mom thinks I need to do something with my life. So does my sister and my uncle. They are all losers and can kiss my ass.

I need to make more money, but who doesn’t.

Two new tv shows of interest: Korgoth and Metalocalypse. I have a sick sense of humor and that is why I like those shows.

I hate my computer, its a piece of shit. Slow as fuck because I didnt build the image. I’m waiting for Master Logikal^ to tell me what to tell those bastard IT people.

That’s it for now. Warren still sucks.

 

How to get your IT department to do something for you…

Ξ September 25th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ um yeah |

Thanks to logikal^ for this.
Dear Pimply Faced Youth,
Although I am sure that you have worked very hard on the image used to configure my laptop/pc, I am still dissatisfied with and would like to work towards a solution to this problem.
Here is a list of the problems my image has:
* The network neighborhood does not populate with computers on our domain when I open it. I used to use this everyday to browse to network shares on our servers, and my own test machines. Since it does not work, I must now remember the name and sharename of each shared folder I need to connect. This sucks because you don’t have a proper naming convention, and no one can remember what the hell you did. So I end up bugging you every 5 minutes […]

Original post by Heebus

 

An Update

Ξ September 25th, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ um yeah |

So here we go…
Work: It’s been interesting for sure. My job title is now Guru of Left Atrial Pressure Device Testing, Manufacturing, Production, Clinical, and Balls. I’ve been dealing with a lot of clinical site problems. Its been annoying the hell out of me. It all comes down to how shitty of a program HotSync is. I hate it, it hates me, we are NOT a happy famry.
I’ve been playing a lot of WoW lately and I love it. My mom thinks I need to do something with my life. So does my sister and my uncle. They are all losers and can kiss my ass.
I need to make more money, but who doesn’t.
Two new tv shows of interest: Korgoth and Metalocalypse. I have a sick sense of humor and that is why I like those shows.
I hate my computer, its a piece of shit. Slow as […]

Original post by Heebus

 

COMMENTS?! COOOMMEEEENTS!!!

Ξ September 22nd, 2006 | → Comments Off | ∇ blogsoft |

Well, I’ve cleaned up the L9 blog code a little bit, included some more readability enhancements. And the thing I know you’ve all been waiting for: COMMENTS! So get in here, and comment on some stuff. Me love you long time.

 

FatCat v2

Ξ September 21st, 2006 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Computers |

Introducing FatCat, v2.
Dual pIII 1.4 Ghz
2 GB Ram
6x 36.4 15,000 rpm SCSI HD’s
Dual LAN
Hopefully the new home to the CSS server, with an addition of DoD, BF1942, Q3, and http server.

Original post by Extreme

 

You didn’t know this already?

Ξ September 21st, 2006 | → Comments Off | ∇ Propaganda, Randomness |

I meet people sometimes who still have faith that our political and electoral system accurately reflects the will of the people. You know, that quaint notion that the person who gets the most votes wins?

Isn’t that just fucking adorable?

Anyway, if you didn’t already know what happened to put Dear Leader into office back in 2004, a fine and upstanding member of the Kennedy clan
breaks it down
for you

 

mysql backup setup

Ξ September 19th, 2006 | → Comments Off | ∇ backup, mysql |

I promised I’d write about my MySQL backup script, so here it is.You’ll need this file:

# mysql database backup
# written by logikal, Sep 18, 2006
## No copyright. Do as you like.
## Dumps each mysql database in a mysql server
# to its own timestamped file. feel free to
# edit $date to match your date conventions
$host=”localhost”;
$user=”dbuser”;
$password=”dbpassword”;
$date=date(”Ymd-Hi”);
$path=’/raid/.mysql_backups/’;
#Must be absolute path, including trailing slash
$db = mysql_connect(”$host”,”$user”,”$password”);
$result = mysql_query(”SHOW DATABASES”);
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
{ echo “$row[0]–>$path$date-$row[0].sql.gz” ); }

This has GAPING_SECURITY_HOLE written all over it

Now, this script isn’t really safe to run in a browser, so I hope you’ve got CLI-PHP installed. Also, this script is meant to run as a user who has at least read access to everything in mysql. I suggest making a ‘backup’ user to do this, so you don’t have your root database user/pass sitting in a file somewhere. Even with that, I still suggest chmodding this 700, and storing all the backups in a 700 folder that you own.
Now, you could just cron this to run every so often, but then you’ll end up with a horribly bloated $path. You need to do some pruning of old files. This is how I did it:

#!/bin/shcd /raid/.mysql_backups/find . *.sql.gz -atime +9 -exec rm {} \;
/usr/bin/php /raid/.mysql_backups/mysql_backup.php

Quick and dirty, but it does the job. the find line does this: find everything that ends in *.sql.gz, and is older than 9 days, and delete it. I chose 9 days, because of my rsnapshot setupInstant mysql backup system. just cron it up, and you’re set.

 

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