It has been a nice slow cool day so I got to do some sys admini stuff.
Started off with trying to get http://www.openssh.org for windows to work, to find it can not be installed on a system with Cygwin !!
So instead I got filezilla from http://www.sourceforge.net which comes with a free FTP server running on my laptop for easy file transfers.
I already use their excellent FTP client (also free) and downloaded putty ssh client for windows to find no server on the Linux machine.
Got the latest build of openssh and using old fashioned floppies copied it to the Linux machine, found it needed http://www.gzip.org/zlib so got that as well.
But obviously that is not enough so I also downloaded http://www.openssl.org.
I also watched Tim Burtons Planet of The Apes DVD (not mine), very much a 'hit and run' film, fast and furious and obviously for the American market :p
First off this is not an accurate remake of the classic films, nooooo, the planet is not even earth which sort of leaves a lot to be said.
One of the really impressive components of the classic POtA films was the interest in the evolution of society and religion and how in turn it bent and folded its followers.
This incarnation is flat and uninterested in offering anything to think about, the large amount of extras also amount to nothing when the content is so ineffectual.
So many plot floors so little time! for instance when the lead crashes he is wearing a space suit but it appears to not be air tight ! and where does earth appear from at the end ?!
Oh and one last rant, the trailers on the DVD note that the ending twist is better than the original, laugh? I almost died ! the ending could have been thought up by a five year old !
Enough of that, the openssl is two meg and will not fit on a floppy, shall I waste a CD ?
Oh and I started watching the last DVD I bought (about five weeks ago) Macross Plus box set.
The box set contains three DVDs in two boxes, two for the series (although it would have fitted on ONE!) and one for Macross Plus the Movie.
So, I took out the DVD labeled Series parts 1 and 2 to find, first of all it will not play or even be recognized as a DVD then after making sure the Part 3 and 4 DVD worked I find that the DVD is in fact parts 3 and four, hmmmm.
Whip it out and try the 3 and 4 labeled DVD again and find it is the Movie !!
Movie DVD is in fact (you guessed it) the parts 1 and 2 !!
This either means I have an extremely rare run of the box set (worth loads of money) or (more likely) the Manga guys really screwed up and everyone got a bad run !!!
Talking about DVDs I watch the extras disk on Big Trouble in Little China and was not impressed, though I have to say a lot of work obviously went into the research and building of extra footage. But I liked the main film so I will not complain.
My motto is "If in doubt, cheat!", an especially good motto if you are a coder :D
AND as such I may try the ultimate sin and write a VB program that will control the webcam (Kensington) software as if an operator was at the helm !!
Oh and I have changed all my windows sounds to messages spoken by a Text to speech engine (demo from the web), cool but may annoy the hell out of me :)
Thinking of web cams it maybe time to pull a classic trick program out of retirement to capture the fun of the webcam at work ;)
I will update you on the whole SSH thing 2morrow !
http://www.sportslore.com/laughs/laugh6.htm#cont - disk ripping even more famous than before !!
http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/cgi-bin/ttsdemo - text to speech fun
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/ - windows ssh client
http://www.computergear.com/1054.html - i need an account here !!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla - free FTP client AND server !!