June 19th, 2007



Sure I bought the CD because the winged chick has big boobs. Who says sex doesn't sell? Either way, its a fantastic album! I was walking around Fry's looking for something EXACTLY like this to listen to. Granted I bought it blind, but I sometimes do that, and in this case, I'm glad I did. I require more CD cover art with large-breasted women on them. Call me shallow. I've listened to the album at least half a dozen times today.

Finished up my mindterm installation. I shelved it for a couple of weeks, but something recently has come up where I need it. I've been waiting for this a long time, and if it works...wow. I'm hoping it uses http protocol via ssh on the server side only and doesn't try to port local ssh out via http. We'll see. I test it tomorrow. For those of you have accounts, you can find it on http://darkvoyager.com Just follow the Mindterm link. I'm unsure I'll be able to quickly re-create my work once I stand up my new Solaris 10 box - the certification of public keys was a real bitch.

I suppose now, with that under my belt, I ought to try and fix ampache. I still can't get it to catalog my NFS mounted songs from my OSX box.

I'm up much too late. I even outlasted drax0r My wife is up watching Buffy on DVD and I don't have a car tomorrow. Her's is still in the shop (we're up to $500 so far) and she needs mine to go pick up the kids tomorrow. I'll be carpooling with drax0r - whenever that may be. He's not what you'd call an, "Early riser."

Self-Destruct Sequence Initiated

Gank'd from vember; Outcast Genius:

Your Score: Pure Geek

39 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 17% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Geek, earning you the title of: Pure Geek.

It's not that you're a school junkie, like the nerd, and you don't really stand out in a crowd, like the dork, you just have some interests that aren't quite mainstream. Perhaps it's anime, perhaps it's computers, perhaps it's bottlecaps, perhaps it's all of those and more. Your interests take you to events and gatherings that are filled with people you find unusual and beyond-the-pale, but you don't quite consider yourself "of that crowd." Instead, you consider yourself to be fairly normal.

Which, you are.

Congratulations! You're the one on the RIGHT!

Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Speaking of being a geek, I created my first Solaris 10 Container today. We're using them here at work, and I needed to get myself up to speed. We have a V240 in which I stuffed a couple of 36GB drives in to use as a zone independent of the base 72GB drive's to create an O/S for two discrete servers in a single box. Of course we each have a SAN partition as well ;) I said aloud to a coworker that I couldn't think of any reason to run virtual instances on my personal box, and he explained how he was using them on his:

  • He has an external IP for his Global Zone with only port 22 open, running Secure Shell.

  • He has an external virtual IP for a Small-Zone Container with only port 80 open, running apache on a read-only file system.

  • He has a database server running in a Small-Zone Container with no external IP, nor open ports.

This configuration allows no damage to the web server if its exploited, as its a read-only file system, the database server can't be exploited - yet he can run as root across a private IP to the web server, and if he needs to update either of the other two servers, they're mounted read-write on the Global Zone! How cool is that?

I think I'm going to do that.

The car is dead.

They've already completed the $262 60,000 mile check-up, and replaced the $250 Mass Air Filter which indicated to them something other than that was wrong. I already owe $562 on the car, and it's still broken. They want to pull the engine ($265) and possibly replace the spark plugs ($121), the coil ($233), and/or the injectors ($191). Another $860 if they do them all.

Did I mention the oil cooler is leaking? The part alone will cost me $900. This was their top-of-the-line wagon, the LW300, and it only has 62,000 miles on it.

The car will be paid off next month.

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