Galinda, my wife and I completed the Firefly series and watched the movie Serenity Friday night. Both were fantastic!
Patched my Solaris operation system, upgraded my Gallery software and de-installed BIND and CommuniGate. The built-in router in the DSL modem is crap, and I don't want to spend the money on a hardware router, so I'm contemplating Tony's suggestion of building a linux router, even though I have no idea of how to make that work. Like Galinda says, "You love a challenge." I might argue this point with her.
My wife and I constructed a desk using two dilapidated file cabinets of dissimilar size and the wooden door from my son's closet which we had previously removed. To adjust the height of the smaller rusted filing cabinet, I used my 2U SPARC server, quark. It's adequate until we get our new office furniture (which will be purchased from IKEA at some future date - my wife is planning a trip to the store). It ain't pretty, but it's functional.
OK - I think I'm going to use m0n0wall as my router using basic NAT; no port translations. If I can get that to work the way I want it to, I should be set.
It's only 1300 and I have meetings from 1400-1600. At least it's been a slow Monday...
(2:34:38 PM) studleyqbeefpile: i say, old bean, have you seen my hat?
(2:34:48 PM) studleyqbeefpile: oh yes I have
(2:46:09 PM) EricHowton: Alrighty then.
(2:49:36 PM) studleyqbeefpile: i say, old bean, have you seen my hat?
(3:00:50 PM) EricHowton: Heh, the programmed AIMbots are more verbose than you!
(3:04:36 PM) studleyqbeefpile: i say, old bean, have you seen my hat?
(3:04:37 PM) studleyqbeefpile: reeeadinggggg
(3:04:48 PM) studleyqbeefpile: what does that mean?
(3:05:05 PM) studleyqbeefpile: and why do you have my screen name??
(3:07:20 PM) EricHowton: Dude, you popped up on mine. I have no idea.
(3:07:44 PM) studleyqbeefpile: erichowton: i say, old bean, have you seen my hat?
(3:07:50 PM) studleyqbeefpile: youve sent that to me like 3 times
(3:08:17 PM) EricHowton: (2:34:38 PM) studleyqbeefpile: i say, old bean, have you seen my hat?
(3:08:30 PM) EricHowton: It shows here you've sent that to me three times.
(3:08:40 PM) EricHowton: We've been infiltrated!
(3:08:44 PM) studleyqbeefpile: youre a relay bot
(3:08:53 PM) EricHowton: Hmmmm, I'm running OTR
(3:09:12 PM) EricHowton: And I'm behind a corporate firewall. Wonder how that's possible?
(3:09:33 PM) studleyqbeefpile: i dont even know what that means i just typed in the hat thing on google with your sn and the first thing that came up gave a list of sns that were relay bots and yours was on it
(3:11:08 PM) EricHowton: Odd.
(3:11:10 PM) EricHowton: http://zamiel.livejournal.com/1010889.html
(3:12:40 PM) EricHowton: Found out what it was. It's a bot that pairs up random screennames from livejournal, and IMs them both with the same sentence. As you talk, it also changes the other persons screenname visible to you to 'studleyqbeefpile'. There are a bunch of different ones, apparently. Pretty clever. Seems benign; annoying at the very worst.
(3:13:12 PM) studleyqbeefpile: so no viruses or anything
(3:14:26 PM) EricHowton: Nope. How weird. Sorry for the intrusion.
(3:14:39 PM) studleyqbeefpile: ditto.