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Ubuntu 8.04 + My Ass = My Ass

Posted on 2008.04.24 at 12:28
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Brightman - Dive
I've been all over the world today. Or at least attempted to. Canada, Serbia, South Africa. All to no avail. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Finally - I made it into Russia. Alas, "FTP returned error: Too many connections." I run roughly three installations of ubuntu. None of them could even run their package updates today (which I would've gladly forgone were I able to *actually* download a copy of 8.04.)

The main sites are down, the worldwide mirrors are down, and the update sites are overloaded.

Popularity is a double-edged sword.

The salt in the wound? My company has blocked all torrent sites.

*sigh*

Also - having some time in between reboots yesterday, we were going to attempt a load of ubuntu server on a DL360 we couldn't get Solaris x86 on when low and behold we discovered - someone installed Windows 2000 on it!?!?!

If I were a violent man...




Comments:


JaceMan
jaceman at 2008-04-24 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
I downloaded and installed in on a personal laptop while here at work. Can't play with it until I get home, but I possess it. Good luck.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-24 18:08 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for your words. I plan on trying ALL DAY to get my set downloaded.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-04-24 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
I LOVE your new Ubuntu avatar. It may even beat mine out. Where did you find that?
JaceMan
jaceman at 2008-04-24 17:53 (UTC) (Link)

torrent sites

How did they go about blocking all torrent sites? What method did they use to pull that off?

Do you know which ports are open for configured a torrent client, should you have the torrent? If you were sent a torrent in email could you roll with it?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-24 18:06 (UTC) (Link)

Re: torrent sites

They appear to have blocked anything in the URL which begins with the prefix, torrent.
JaceMan
jaceman at 2008-04-24 17:55 (UTC) (Link)

post script

THIS LINK worked JUST NOW... you're welcome to try it.

Then again, maybe I'm talking out of a certain orifice. *snarls*
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-24 18:09 (UTC) (Link)

Re: post script

Thanks...I think. This is almost MORE frustrating, as its vacillating between 3 and 3 kbps.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-04-24 19:27 (UTC) (Link)
Your image made me think of a poem by Robert Frost.





Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-24 19:32 (UTC) (Link)
But if it had to perish twice,

Its this line which exposes his wisdom. And I'm glad you liked the image. It was just something I threw together.
Quicksilvermad
quicksilvermad at 2008-04-25 00:25 (UTC) (Link)
The salt in the wound? My company has blocked all torrent sites.

I feel your pain, man. My school did the same thing. I can't even access the torrents in my downloader. I could get something done finally, but noooooooo...

I can't even access AIM on the Art Institute's server. Goddamn.


JaceMan
jaceman at 2008-04-25 00:36 (UTC) (Link)
There are tricks to getting around AIM often times. I dont' know your particular issue, but I've managed to get on AIM lots of times when it "couldn't be done."
Quicksilvermad
quicksilvermad at 2008-04-25 00:39 (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm... Now I've got a tiny spark of hope!
JaceMan
jaceman at 2008-04-25 01:42 (UTC) (Link)
Put simply... Wubi works! I'll post more about it tomorrow.
drax0r
drax0r at 2008-04-25 06:53 (UTC) (Link)
I'm rockin' the 8.04 on my work laptop.

Alas the circumstances could be better -- My internal hard drive died so I installed the new Ubuntu on a free partition on my usb drive.

So far, so good.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-04-25 12:12 (UTC) (Link)
Somewhere around here I should have a 30GB IDE laptop drive. Want me to try and find it?
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