just another web log

30 Jun 2002 18:34 --
seti : 1364 -- dnet : 48,966

Hmmmm, so the script is still not right yet, still it looks a lot better :)
Revised the dnet and seti scripts to remove all line feeds and to include the links.
Evil Twin is to hard, to many pixel perfect jumps and split second traps, its just not fun :(
Which means I should go back to REZ, no bad thing.
I bought for UK ebay from the USA a Quake II Marine figure, about 5 years ago I knew someone who paid thirty pounds plus P&P for one !!
http://www.gamasutra.com/newswire/news/index19991115.htm#15 - hmmm, why did I book mark this ?
http://geekt.org/geekt/index.cgi?summary=0 - geek history through t-shirts
http://www.generation5.org/solutions.shtml - just a url in a sea of web pages
http://noosphere.princeton.edu/ - The Global Consciousness Project, creeeepy !
http://www.inwap.com/pdp10/hbaker/hakmem/hakmem.html - a math link
http://www.halfbakery.com/ - ideas

29 Jun 2002 13:04 --
seti total :
-- dnet :

Well the script formated everything nice, only its killed off the header footer, doh !
as you can see I have had some fun fixing that, I also tweaked the time stamp code, check the times below to see what I mean.
I was playing Evil twin on the Dreamcast last night, hence no updates.
That game is soooo tricky, controls (as in all 3d platformers) can be twitchy, but is also damn addictive and quite unpredictable.
Although my game pet hate is in it, monsters re-spawn after you return to an area !! (that really killed Turok on the N64)
The desktop rover from http://www.plantraco.com is damn cool, we have laser tag battles in the office !! (only I keep losing)
enjoy this latest load of urls
http://www.distributed.net/download/clients.html - download now !!
http://searchrequests.weblogs.com/ - odd things people search for and end up somewhere different (strong language)
http://www.ibiblio.org/Dave/drfun.html - Daily but sometimes not so funny cartoons
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/evilgenius/ - more cartoon capers with user friendly
http://www.col-conk.com/executiv.htm - remarkable rubber band guns !!
http://www.favicon.com/ - I had one of these but I am not sure they are that great
http://www.winternet.com/~mikelr/flame1.html - Cartoon representations of flamers !
http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/ - Like what it says on the tin, I DO !

27 Jun 2002 220:1 --
seti total :
-- dnet :

Well the script formated everything nice, only its killed off the header footer, doh !

Well the script formated everything nice, only its killed off the header footer, doh !

Well the script formated everything nice, only its killed off the header footer, doh !

If you saw the flog yesterday then you will have noticed my script failed miserably, I think I over complicated it still todays should work fine :)
In other news I have a desktop rover, more on that later, for now enjoy these links.
http://www.g-news.ch/articles/nhp200nc/ - look ma, no case
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=99/09/11/1437229&mode=thread - Slashdot Telnet into Dreamcast
http://www.dcslinks.com/misc/mm_mariominicar.htm - Mario Kart w-remote control
https://grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 - Shields UP! - Internet Connection Security Analysis
http://www.qedata.se/e_js_n-cdrom.htm - The Case of the Exploding CD-ROM
http://www.system16.com/ - The Arcade Museum

Finally got round to updating this flog script to add BR tags, but will it work ?? Will not know until I run the script ..... I also updated the dnet script as the page layout had changed slightly (just some perl and regex tweaking) Had fun on the train home, very hot and to many people, almost threw up BLUUURPPP I checked the urls out so i know they are working, enjoy. http://www.bbspot.com/toys/slashtitle/index.html - all the fun of http://slashdot.org without any real content :) http://studyguides.cramsession.com/video/behindms/video.htm - satire flash of new windows version http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/30/index.html - latest and greatest BOFH http://www.boysstuff.co.uk - http://www.firebox.com wanna bes http://rinkworks.com/brainfood/groaners.shtml - fun brain teasers http://www.brains4zombies.com/brains.html?brainID=Your%20Accountant - satire of http://www.amazon.co.uk http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html - Prefixes for binary multiples http://www.despair.com/demotivators/demotivators.html - office de-motivators http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/htmlguid/index.htm - HTML reference guide from Netscape
25 Jun 2002 21:40 -- seti total : -- dnet : na
I did not mention it b4, but I had bought a GameBoy Advanced for the plane trips (9h + 2h + 4h + 4h + 6h = 24 hours) and I am not a good flyer <BLURRRP>
Needless to say I am now familure to the http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2001-06-13&res=l issue all GBA know about and I also need to note, playing a first person shooter like DOOM on the plane is a BAD idea <BLURRRP>
Maybe I will get it mod'd with the likes of http://www.tritonlabs.com/Merchant4/merchant.mv (previously portablemonopoly)?
I also bought some Lego from the starwars shop at MGM studios, Imperial Shuttle Craft, as seen in Return of the Jedi
I did have the original one when I was younger, but the main reason I got it was simply for the two red imperial guards (which now sit atop of my monitor).
named was running but I do not remember installing it !! and if i did why did it not work b4 ???
I found this site while searching for a ISO set for http://www.debian.org, nice site, pity none of the debian links work http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=4
I was all set to order this until I noticed (well someone else did) that it was dodgy US voltage !! http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/fun-stuff/59e0.shtml - must order stuff from thinkgeek !!

23 Jun 2002 18:30 -- seti total : 1339 -- dnet : na
So I am finally back from the USA (well have been back for a couple of days but I have been jet lagged to hell and back) one week in Florida (Disney), four days in Los Vegas and three days in New York.
Came back expecting to have to do major work to get the Linux box to function as the name server it did b4, but I just turned it on and it works fine, very odd.
I spent a lot of money on stuff in the states, then item I am most proud of though is a really cool watch with analog hands and the seconds in Japanese on an LCD background see it here (mine has metal strap) http://www.fossil.com/Product/Product.asp?Tier1=Mens&Tier2=MW&Dept%5FID=MW&Cat%5FID=MW09&Prod%5FID=JR8008&Color=
I really want to start posting the new URLs I have been collecting, so expect a few over the next couple of days and I try to use them up !!
http://www.micro-pets.com - I have Sumo
http://antcam.nhm.ac.uk/index.html - cool webcam 4 ants (seems to be 100% up)
http://www.ask.co.uk/docs/peek/index.asp - search engine voyerism
http://utter.chaos.org.uk/~pdh/java/autowars.htm - fun Java game

4 Jun 2002 21:54 -- seti total : 1316 -- dnet : 45,290
Hmmmm, still no name server caperbilites, what did I install last time, i am pretty sure it was not BIND
My [Hacking Linux Exposed] book is making me paranoid about leaving the firewall on even with the highly restrictive rule set (great book, very up to date).
I got one of the last Dreamcast Games, Evil Twin today and apart from being quite hard it is highly addictive !!
No more updates for a while, catch you on the flip side !!

3 Jun 2002 22:18 -- seti total : 1316 -- dnet : 45,290
So as I lay awake last night I plotted my revenge against the evil Linux !!
Step 1: destroy ! (so I rebuilt it again from floppies)
Then I made sure I installed [dhcpcd] and not [dhcp-client] and that I made the system aware (via apt) of ALL my six CDs and this gave be the right kernel source options along with [ncurses-dev (3/4)] which let make menuconfig work which made life infinitely easier !!
Note to self: use [ENTER] to exit dselect (will double check dependencies), cos I kept using X and losing all changes except default ones.
Note 2: Compile [ide-floppy] in the kernel and NOT as a module !!
Note 3: garentied way to use the find command; cd / ; find | grep 'search string'
Note 4: try plugging the cat 5 cable in the other way round !!
Note 5: expect files on a MSDOS formated disk to have their filenames truncated to 8.3 format
Oh and now everything is running (DNS is not up yet), I even managed to see http://www.google.com homepage via this laptop.
I got the firewall script to run at boot-up, in fact I went one better and got a restricted DHCP only firewall script to run before the DHCPCD cut in and then my complete script afterwards and it only took three large books to get me there :(
The trick (for me and my http://www.debian.org system) was to copy the script files into
and then make sym links to them from
but name the sym links starting with 'S' and then a number (my DHCPCD was S13dhcpcd so I used S12rc.dhcp and S15rc.firewall)('S' is for startup the other 'K' is for kill)
I installed the natsemi driver by compiling it and copying the pci-scan.o and natsemi.o files to /lib/modules/[kernel-version]/net
and then adding the lines
into /etc/modules file
Now I just need to work out what ZOPE is and why it takes so long to start and get the DNS working (name resolution works fine on the firewall)
My bookshelf currently consists of
Plato the Republic (for reading on the train)
Linux Complete (same as what's online but has saved my life a few times)
Red Hat Linux Unleashed (it was free and can give pointers )
Unix Unleashed (where I found DETAILS about the run level directories)
Hacking Linux Exposed (new, very interesting, using it to secure my system)
Linux Socket Programming (never had time to try it, maybe soon)
OK, so its now time to startup the win98 behemoth just so I can upload this flog !!

2 Jun 2002 17:20 -- seti total : 1309 -- dnet : 45,290
I have had lots of fun trying to remember how I recompiled the Kernel last time and for my future reference here are the steps
Get source from Source CD1 in the stable/Dev folder and cp to /usr/src/
tar -xvvzf [kernel_source_version.tar.gz]
ln -s [kernel_source_version] Linux
make menu (make menuconfig was not happy)
make dep
make clean
make bzlilo
make modules
make modules_install
shutdown -r now
In other news I have had some odd requests on various http://www.jumpstation.co.uk email addresses.
One was from a guy who liked the disk ripping page and wanted some assistance recovering data off a floppy in some database propietory format, I tried to help but I think he wants more sooner (i am slow to reply sometimes).
Next there was a German who wanted to know where to get Dreamcast Coder cables and did I have any, told him I had one I got from http://www.lik-sang.com
And also an odd email about how to write VMI files to a CDRW and read them into a VMU, referred him to http://www.boob.co.uk
While I have been typing this Linux has not been cooperating !!
Get loads of module errors in the boot sequence and now make bzlilo will not run.
Maybe I have not got what it takes to be a Linux hacker ;)

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