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Cox Communications and "Congestion Management"

jcuervo Am I the only one who thinks this is okay? (282 comments)

You have things that need low latency. VoIP, online gaming, and http (especially for audio/video), maybe ssh traffic, etc., and then you have things where it's okay to lag a bit, especially things like email, usenet, etc.

I can go a few seconds or even minutes longer between reloading the newsgroups I'm reading (I forget what the protocol word is, XLIST?) if it means I'm not going to catch a sticky grenade to the face in Call of Duty: World at War. I don't mind if my email shows up a couple minutes late if it means my VoIP calls are intelligible -- and I've been on my cell to a VoIP user where I got maybe 2/3rds of every sentence because they were downloading something.

Honestly, this doesn't bother me. I'd be happier if it were me doing the shaping, but I get where they're coming from.

(Yes, I have a cable ISP, for some reason.)

more than 5 years ago
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How Many Hours Of Work Do You Do Per Workday?

jcuervo Re:Better worded question would be... (354 comments)

Currently, I'm salaried, 45 hours a week. I never have to do overtime. It's paradise.

Uh. That five hours...

more than 5 years ago
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How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?

jcuervo Re:Check the HDD (835 comments)

Double woosh?

more than 5 years ago
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I'd rather measure my days by means of ...

jcuervo Re:The Body Count Unit of Time (534 comments)

You fail at physics. Man has had an innate understanding for hundreds of recorded years that things fall faster if they're heavier. Physics proves that this is wrong.

Man does not live in a vacuum.

more than 5 years ago
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GAO Reports Bailout and Tech Firms Love Tax Havens

jcuervo Re:Yes. (347 comments)

Man. Am I in the wrong line of work.

more than 5 years ago
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Belkin's Amazon Rep Paying For Fake Online Reviews

jcuervo Re:Has there been a backlasth? (369 comments)

That's not funny. My best friend's girlfriend's second cousin's roommate's cat died that way.

more than 5 years ago
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GPUs Used To Crack WiFi Passwords Faster

jcuervo Re:Full disclosure (189 comments)

Until 3 hours later when THAT password is now cracked.

Hours?

more than 5 years ago
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South Carolina Seeking To Outlaw Profanity

jcuervo Re:Now THIS is obscene: (849 comments)

No. This could work to our advantage.

Insert curses into the Windows source code.

more than 5 years ago
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South Carolina Seeking To Outlaw Profanity

jcuervo Re:Wha... (849 comments)

Dunno if this is what you were getting at, but back in the day, there was no income tax; the federal government was expected to make its "living" off interstate commerce.

Or so I'm told -- please enlighten me if I've been misinformed.

more than 5 years ago
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South Carolina Seeking To Outlaw Profanity

jcuervo Re:Cancel my trip to Charleston (849 comments)

Fuck shit cockballs scumrot weaselbag.

(I was out of seashells.)

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Stay Upbeat Amidst the Idiocy?

jcuervo Re:Idiots are everywhere (442 comments)

I may be abnormal, but I have degrees

?

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Stay Upbeat Amidst the Idiocy?

jcuervo Re:Hmm (442 comments)

The gaping hole in your argument, of course, is that programmers know that they know dick about business. The businessmen don't know that they know dick about business, and so ...

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Stay Upbeat Amidst the Idiocy?

jcuervo Re:Hmm (442 comments)

That's what I love about Slashdot--everyone here is smarter than me!

Too easy.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Leaked To Pirates By Microsoft?

jcuervo Re:That's no leak (236 comments)

Wanna know what really scares me?

4chan memes showing up on Slashdot.

That's it, ladies and gents, pack your bags, there's the fuckin' seventh sign right there. (To paraphrase Carlin, very badly.)

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Leaked To Pirates By Microsoft?

jcuervo Re:Well, I'm convinced. (236 comments)

OH MY GOD, THERE'S A GIRL ON SLASHDOT?!#%)(*

Filter error: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  about 7 years ago

jcuervo writes "From www.gizmag.com: March 23, 2007 UK-based bespoke luxury goods creator Luvaglio has created the first million dollar laptop. [...] There is an integrated screen cleaning device and a very rare coloured diamond piece of jewellery that doubles up as the power button when placed into the laptop and also acts as security identification."

Journals

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Home sweet home

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 7 years ago I'm done with boot camp. I'm done with combat training. I'm done with my MOS school. I'm out in the reserves, drilling once a month, two weeks a year, all that fun stuff.

I can't find a decent civilian job to save my life, and I'm about to go work at a grocery store to pay bills.

Any senior Marines out there want to help me out with some tips? Any civilian employers want to give some job-seeking advice to one of your Marines? Would you rather I show up in typical geek jeans-and-a-tshirt, or would I be better off in my formal alpha uniform, or something in between? If you had the choice between hiring a Marine reservist who's going off the grid two or three nights a month and hiring a civilian, would you -- honestly -- choose the civilian just because of those drills?

I want to work, and I want to work geek. I was a Linux geek before I went in, and I'm a Linux geek now, even if that's not what I do in the Marine Corps.

(PS - Yes, I've done the usual online resume stuff. It's still in progress. I'm just looking for feedback.)

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Arrive onto the future

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 7 years ago So, I've been in boot camp and combat training since April, and I've finally made it to my MOS school.

You wouldn't believe how long a dist-upgrade took the other day.

What'd I miss?

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Well, that lasted about a day.

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 8 years ago What happened to that "day pass" I saw at the top of Slashdot once?

In case you haven't come across it, a big thing comes across the top of the front page saying something along the lines of "Yuo aer teh suq. Go look at an ad for fifteen seconds, and we'll give you a Slashdot day pass" -- which basically lets you look at articles from the Mysterious Future for 24 hours or so.

I thought it was going to become a regular thing, but I've only seen it once. Is it gone, or just hard to come by?

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Oh, yeah.

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  about 9 years ago I managed to track down the bug in zkfingerd a while back. Turns out it was freeing a pointer somewhere that it shouldn't have been. What's really great is that it didn't mind so much when -DDEBUG and -DDEBUGMEM, it just ran along happily.

So, since all queries run in spawned child processes that exit soon after the query, anyway, I just commented out the code with a "wtf?" until I feel like figuring it out and applying a proper fix.

In between that, I whipped up a neat little make frontend with dialog. When I get really bored, I go 'make clean all' just to watch the niftiness. :-)

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Eureka!

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  about 9 years ago I've discovered that posting pretty much any Wikipedia link gets you modded +5*10^23. Neat.

I've been spending some time playing with Net::AIM (the homepage of which is 403'd, suggesting it's now unmaintained, but I haven't really checked). It's not bad, if a little wonky, and the documentation is hard to find. I wrote a TinyURL bot, mostly because I couldn't think of anything better to do with it at the time, having lost my job and not having any real systems to monitor -- text messaging has been doing me fine, anyway.

I also hacked in a bit of xmms fun, which required that I code nick-based access levels. Either you're authorized to use them, or you're not, and you're not. :-) It pretty much just passes the second word of the message as an argument to "xmms -n 0" -- e.g., if I message the bot "xmms p", it plays, "xmms f" fast-fowards, etc.; nothing against the Sidekick's ssh client, but it quietly dies after about 10 minutes or so of inactivity.

I've long wondered about tunneling ppp or slip over aim... always assumed the message rate limit would kill off the connection, but if you throttled both ends properly...

Anyway, if it's online, you can test it out by messaging "TinyURLBot" a link, or "help" for commands. There'd be a goim link, but Slashcode seems to hate them... anyway, the source is here. It's a work in progress.

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More fun with the Sidekick 2

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago Last one for a while, promise.

Some people are still having problems with their Sidekicks, apparently, while others are doing fine. Go figure.

I'm still rolling the idea of writing applications for it around in my skull, but there's a snag: Danger wants you to fill out some freaking paperwork and fax it into them. I read something on the dev boards about how they know this process sucks, and they made some vague allusions to fixing it, but I'll believe it when I see it.

Pretty soon, the motherboard manufacturers are going to be saying things like "you can't put anything but Windows XP on your hard drive unless you contact us and wait 2-4 weeks for a developer key, and in the meantime, might we suggest a nice game of solitaire". GMC is going to be locking you in to a select chain of gas stations, it'll be illegal to vote for certain political parties without authorization, dogs and cats lying together, swords into plowshares, etc. etc.

Okay, maybe a little melodramatic, but hey, this is irritating. I own a gizmo I could be writing software for, but I have to wait for someone's permission?

I'm a programmer, damn it, I don't want to fax paperwork around the solar system and wait for your damned bureaucracies for permission to write programs, I just want to fire up a half dozen xterms and get on it.

Look, put up a CGI that spits out a dev key for the user-submitted serial number, pass it on to T-Mobile's automated "this guy is no longer supported as far as software goes" program, and call it a day.

Making people who want to write your software for you wait through this sort of stupidity is not, repeat not, a good thing.

Incidentally, now taking bets on how long until the first Sidekick virus pops up (no, uClinux doesn't count).

Okay, I'm done with my Sidekick rants -- at least for tonight. Sorry, Slashdot.

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Danger, Will Robinson!

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago Seems like Danger's Sidekick servers are coming back up. I've had the "G" happy-happy-you-are-connected icon going for a solid three hours, and even checked my voice mail (making or receiving a call disconnects you) and it reconnected relatively quickly.

I was wandering around the Internet and found that I wasn't the only one who noticed. Good tactic, though -- I guess you can't haxx0r peoples' Sidekick accounts if you can't reach the servers.

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Sorry for the inconvenience

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago My Sidekick II has been unable to get a decent GPRS link for the last two or three days. I called T-Mobile, they said there's an outage in my area, gave me 50 bonus minutes for complaining, and apologized for the inconvenience.

Now, I like T-Mobile. Even in the wake of Paris Hilton getting pwned. They get free coffee or something, they're always cool people to deal with. I could get seriously loaded, call up half-coherent, ask something like "duuuuuuuude, how weird is it that our ears are on the sides of our headdddddddds, and our MOUTHS! Our mouths are all sideways 'n stuff, and I wanna punch God in the face", and get a response along the lines of "haha, right on, dunno what you're drinking but I'll take two, is there anything else I can help you with today? Okay, thank you for choosing T-Mobile, [have a nice day]".

It seems like it's not so much GPRS is down, as Danger's servers are... For those unfamiliar with the nature of the Sidekick II, there is a very small section of the main screen (and any application that doesn't do fullscreen) that serves as a network connection status icon. One, then two, then three dots arrange into a pyramid, and then into a slick-looking "G" (for "GPRS"). As far as I can tell, one dot means GPRS, and hanging after that point means something's wrong with Danger's Sidekick servers; I've been stuck on two dots.

The My T-Mobile helpy thingy for my Sidekick reads:

Q: The Service Connectivity Indicator (the dots and G next to the antenna icon) is stuck on 1 dot.
A: The device is having trouble connecting to the data network. Turn the device off and on to register on the T-Mobile network again. If the problem still occurs, contact Customer Care at 1-800-937-8997 or dial 611 from your Sidekick device.

Q: The Service Connectivity Indicator is stuck on 2 dots.
A: The device has connected to the data network, but is not getting a response from the Sidekick servers. Try turning the device off and then on.

Q: The Service Connectivity Indicator is stuck on 3 dots.
A: Sidekick services are not allowing users to login at the moment. Try turning the device off and then on.

Come to think of it, one wonders if this actually has something to do with the whole Sidekick security incident that's been so thoroughly plastered around the web, and two or three times, by my count, on Slashdot.

Anyway, even trying to get to the "desktop interface" (what you've been reading so much about with Paris Hilton's account lately -- the web interface where all the Sidekick's data is remotely stored) gives me a Connection refused.

Interesting... but a major bummer. I didn't throw down $800 [0] for a cell phone, I wanted to check my email and talk to people on AIM with a QWERTY keyboard. *sigh*

Here's hoping they get it fixed soon.

[0] Sidekick II == $250 - $50 mail-in rebate - the $500 deposit I had to throw down when I gave my ex-girlfriend[1] my old cell phone for her own account.

[1] I could seriously go off on a rant while this is still fresh in my mind, but I'll spare you -- I have other places to vent online. :-)

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meh!

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago Top o' the buglist, ma!

I figured out what was wrong with my MTA: the spamc client seems to hang on random writes. Fun. So I'm just using a SIGALRM timeout to work around it. I'm still getting mail from Postfix about queue file write errors (which happen when it can't connect to the proxy), too.

Mozilla seems to forget which window has focus sometimes, and ctrl-W kills the wrong one; not sure if this is Enlightenment's problem or not.

My boss's boss just hit me up on AIM and wants me to call him. I've been working here for a little more than a year, and he's never asked me to call him.

I want to try heroin.

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Stuff: The Final Frontier

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago The code is now deployed on one server in the cluster; I took the others offline[0] and ran all the mail through the one to test it out. It's holding up very well. It damned well ought to be, I've been working on it since like 2am, and it's now 6am.

It speaks SMTP, scans for viruses and spam, kludges around bugs in Squirrelmail, it slices, it dices, it keeps track of child processes that hang and sends them wake-up calls in the morning, cures cancer and blindness, and YES, ladies and gentlemen, germs and jellyspoons, it just crashed as I was writing this because of the code that's supposed to keep track of hung child processes. *hack*hack*patch*patch*

[0] Actually, one of the servers in the inbound mail cluster crashed rather horribly while I was working on this, and I can't find it in the rebooter port lists. Oh, well, we needed to make a cage trip anyway.

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Stuff, continued

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago So, the database server goes down this morning. Not so much a crash, as a full disk -- which means, yay, corrupt tables. We were getting all geared up to reconstruct the lost MySQL data from Resin logs, when my boss says to hold on a sec, he wants to try some stuff first. (Boss == database guru.) So I nod and let him do his thing, and a couple minutes later he says "fixed". Turns out the tables weren't so corrupt a "REPAIR TABLE" wouldn't fix them.

Now I just need to get another cell phone so I get paged when shit like this happens.

Oh, yeah. I dropped my Sidekick II in a puddle.

Fuck.
Me.
Sideways.

Hope I still had insurance on my line.

Anyway. Some good news: the replacement filter is running on one mailserver in the cluster and seems to be holding up extremely well -- I was damned sure something'd explode as soon as I plugged it in. The aliases don't work quite right, but it's okay. There's no longer a need to actually send bounce messages, since the fun stuff is done in real time. I'm proud of this code. :-) Still have to babysit for a while, though, and wait a while before I plug it into the rest of the cluster. And my girlfriend wants me to come downstairs... eh. Screw computers, I'm horny. (Yes, I'm sure you wanted to know that. Hey, I don't tell you what to write in your journal.) I'll just let it run and see who complains tomorrow morning. </bofh>

All in all, not a bad day; started out kinda hosed, ended up alright.

If I had a bottle of tequila right now, I'd be all set.

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Yay for stuff

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago Too much crap going on. My girlfriend moved in, we're both moving out, my office is moving, my handrolled postfix transport seems to deliver 0-length messages to peoples' mailboxes (fuck!), and our app servers are dropping like flies -- even two of the brand new ones. Looks like bum hard drives. WTF!!@#%^

On the upshot, I did get a new cell phone. It's a Sidekick II, and it's sweet. AIM, YIM, ssh (!), random assorted games, email, browser (!), camera, and did I mention ssh?

It has its own issues, though. First of all, actually using it as a cell phone is kind of weird. Mainly, getting used to speaking into a cinderblock takes some time. Also, the speaker is built into the D-pad, so it's a little tricky when you first start using it; you have to kind of guess where your ear is with relation to the speaker.

On top of that, the network apps use GPRS, which is just slightly slower than a stoned Pauly Shore.

Another little interesting phenomenon is that GPRS tends to disconnect while it goes to use GSM, meaning you get momentarily disconnected from the data network while you use voice.

Its redeeming qualities are the software. Email, AIM, games (chess!), and ssh (and probably YIM, if you're into that sort of thing). Yeah, they're slow, but they're there, so I don't have to lug around my laptop just to telnet to an apc and reboot something. The qwerty keyboard is nice, too, so when I get the AIM from my boss telling me that something is acting funny, I can actually hold a full conversation with him on the way back, instead of "shit, k, 5 out, will look".

All in all... hmm. I'm not sure if I'd take one of those HP doowhackeys, but it's worth what I paid for it. The porno soundtrack ringtone is free to download, too! ("Hip Cat", by the way. :-))

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I HATE cold.

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago I fscking hate being cold.

I went to DC213 with a couple friends from IRC. Was alright; met a few people, drank a bit, hooked up my laptop in AP mode and let someone leech mp3s.

Not too shabby, but I didn't bring enough booze, and I don't think I'm really built to handle crowds. Not that DC213 was at all unfriendly or not fun to be at, but I either need to be around one or two people or a shitload of people. Splinter cells kept splitting off and hanging out with me, talking shop mostly, while I chain smoked and drank from my flask. (At Denny's, in LA. This is not unusual behaviour for either.)

I feel I should elaborate on this. The people at DC213 all rocked. I'm just not used to hanging out with that many people at once, at least not while sober. It's usually a couple or a crowd.

Anyway, long story short, I believe there's an open door policy. If you happen to be technically inclined and in the area on the third of the month, go swing by.

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Merry F'n Christmas

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago I just read a reply in someone's journal that went along the lines of

[Christmas] is all about reconnecting with friends, family, and loved ones. Oh, and good food!

No. Christmas is about getting hammered. Thoroughly hammered.

Case in point: a friend once told me about his family's Christmas. Nobody got along. Everyone always screamed at each other. I forget what the sides were, but I imagine they were husband's side of the family versus wife's. It was becoming intolerable. Shouting, screaming, on the verge of fistfighting. Then a wonderful idea struck him.

Spike the ice cream.

Everyone was drunk, laughing, getting along, and asking for more ice cream.

It's not about the presents, the tree, or chestnuts roasting on an open fire. It's not even about friends and family, gathering together to show love and appreciation for one another.

It's absolutely about getting completely wrecked. Especially when it's bloody cold.

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Bad password - it is based on a dictionary word

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago I rewrote the crack program I wrote for work to use a precompiled MySQL database of dictionary words and their Digest::MD5::md5_base64().

It's kind of neat, how you can guess at what kind of person someone is by their password. Since there're no restrictions on passwords (IOW, no cracklib -- support was originally built in but unimplemented by the guys I took over for (holy shit, they actually did something sort of right!), and I didn't feel like implementing it), people can have whatever they feel like having for a password, short of a null string...

...actually, I wonder if they can have a null string.

Anyway. There're the beer drinkers, teenie-boppers, l33t h4xx0rz, serious Unix people (few and far between :-(). Moms and pops, grammas and grampas, using their offsprings' names as passwords. Peoples' nicknames. The unimaginative single-chars.

And at least two dozen people who haven't bothered to change their password from the default. *sigh*

I remember running the earlier version of this program on the [needless to say: suspended] 419 scammers that lived on my systems before they became my systems. I don't remember their passwords, but I remember it wasn't what you'd expect them to have.

Makes me wonder what sort of person I'd be judged as, based solely on my username and password.

Suppose I'm an antisocial alcoholic. :-)

Girlfriend (?) went home, after about a week of staying with me. So I got drunk, bored, and stupid, and decided to write in my Slashdot journal. Sorry, everybody. :P

By the way, the number of people with the password "password" is fucking ridiculous.

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Schmucks run the internet.

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago I forwarded a 419 scam (impulsively and incorrectly[0], whoops) to a postmaster. The reply came back, sic:

Stay the fuck off my site you sad pointless script kiddie an get a fucking life.

Ooooookay.

Well, shit, at least he [sorta] knows what a script kiddie is.

After a bit of thought, I replied:

His signature mentioned your site, I mistakenly sent you an abuse complaint. Beg your pardon.

By the way, site admins are generally more polite to each other.

Have a nice day.

- Johnny

I hate being called a liar when I'm telling the truth, I hate when you eat something you've just microwaved and when you get to the middle it's still all cold, and I fucking hate being called a script kiddie. I was this close to sending him something like:

Script kiddie?! Look, dude, I can already tell I've got more code in the JAPH in my .sig than you've written in your entire life, so don't go around blah blah blah

...but I thought better of it, for a few reasons.

Anyway. Sorry. Felt like venting.

Just so it's not a total loss, here's the JAPH I had in my signature. :-)

$|=1;@_=split//,'JustAnotherPerlHacker';
do{print"\r";push@_,($_=shift@_);$_=join
'',@_;s/([JAPH])/chr(040).$1/eg;print"["
.$_."]";select($x,$x,$x,0.1)}while(1);{}

It lines up in a fixed-width font. Trust me.


[0] 419 scammer got half clever and attached a Hotmail-style signature with the guy's domain, I didn't think to check it out. Foo on me. It did get to the other (appropriate) postmasters, though.

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Drinking heavily.

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago This popped up. There was going to be more, but I've had too much to drink and it was all going to be about the girl I met at the bar (god damn, man, she is way the hell on my mind right now), so consider yourselves lucky.

Yes, world, I too am Sorry, with a capital 'S'. (I voted third party. Neither of those two fucks were good for my country. (I'm not particularly patriotic, but I do love America.))

The war on Iraq was not a good thing, but now that we're there, we have to finish what we've started. (I enlisted, USMC and Army. They both turned me down; civilian debt. I intend to pay these off and re-enlist.)

I want to say "at least Bush will fix Iraq, now that he's done fucking it up"[0], but... it remains to be seen.

[0] Not to say it wasn't fucked up before. We went there for the wrong reasons, but it's not like we invaded a preschool. These were bad people.

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Slashdot metakarma. 'n stuff.

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago [ Incoherent rambling follows. I've been sober too long. ]

Why is it that I only get modded up when I post anonymously? Eh. On the other hand, my karma went from "positive" to "good".

My next paycheck is all mine. I get to spend it however I see fit. I'm almost definitely going to buy the Harley I rode a couple months back -- assuming the guy I was working with who wanted to sell it to me isn't pissed that we dropped his project. (Sorry, Andy.) Also thinking about replacing Skull, my Sharp PC-MM10 (and yes, that's my name there, I used to run the other LL link for that model); I saw an MM20 at Fry's the other week.

The MM10 was a good machine. Onboard ethernet and 802.11b, one PCMCIA slot for the 56k PCMCIA fax modem it came with, Transmeta Crusoe 2GHz (IIRC), and Windows XP. Dual booted Slackware happily, and all hardware was supported with then-testing branch drivers. The case was misleadingly solid-feeling, though, and it wasn't nearly as sturdy as it felt. Trust me.

I still have a hardon for Thinkpads, though. They're tough little motherfuckers; I use Crossbone (TP 760ed) as my mp3 player. Goes everywhere with me, poor thing. When I crash skateboarding, it usually takes a hit, too. So far, no serious injuries. The case is a bit cracked on one side, but no big deal. One hard drive did die, but it happened while the machine was stationary. Premature aging, maybe.

I've found a neat little bug in zkfingerd that makes it segfault on Debian; it goes away when I turn on the memory debug code. Fuck! So it's going to take me a bit longer to track down the problem than I originally thought.

I've recently been introduced to Mozart (mostly from recommendations by the author of "Everything I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" -- Amazon link left as an exercise to the reader). Good stuff to program to, when you're not in the mood for Spineshank and Static-X.

Just so this journal entry isn't a total loss: quick hack to give you a realtime line count of whatever. Especially fun when you just want basic stats on tail -f /var/log/maillog | grep status=delivered or similar. Lives in my ~/bin.

<++> lc

#!/usr/bin/perl -w

$| = 1;

print "\r$." while (<>);
print "\n";

<-->

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By the by, this makes me proud to be a sysadmin.

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago There was a 419 scammer operating off of my site. We have safeguards against lusers spamming from us, but not to us; e.g., spam from somewhere else, and requests reply to us. Not much we can do about that on the software side. I rely on the clueful community to give me the heads-up on it.

Hi [me], thanks for the reply - after 1.814 processed scam mails, your mail was the first real reply from an abuse department. Very quick reaction, by the way - that's how I intended it to be, thank you very much!

With kind regards, [name omitted by Cuervo]

This gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Mister [name omitted], I am very pleased to have fulfilled my duties as a systems administrator.

That, and I'll take any excuse I can to take these lusers off my systems. :-)

I am a systems administrator. Taking care of my meager portion of the internet is my duty. It is my purpose in life.

I am a systems administrator. If you abuse my network, I will kick the shit out of your account.

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Holy shit, mod points!

jcuervo jcuervo writes  |  more than 9 years ago Yes, I got mod points for the first time in... oh, 3 months or so.

Anyway; I discovered gtk-gnutella (while looking for a Kazaa Linux client, failing and falling back on memory for Gnutella), and promptly downloaded Elara (from suicidegirls), and various Mozart. Not sure which I like more. I have the irrepressable urge to join suicidegirls and ask her where she got that necklace -- I have a permanent hardon for things with skulls and crossbones. My laptop is named crossbone, I have a skull and crossbone tattooed on my left shoulder, and I had a thumbring on my left hand, which I sorely miss... It's like my personal logo. People ask me about the tattoo all the time. I say I'd explain it to them, but I lost the jpeg I based it on in a hard drive crash (which I did).

Grit my teeth and get more drunk. Goodnight, Slashdot. Hope you've slept well.

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