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Eric

Good to see you again, son.

Posted on 2006.04.25 at 10:42
Current Location: 63134
Current Music: Firefly & Serenity Scores
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It's amazing what a full eight-hours of sleep will do for the human body. I feel alive, awake, excited...fantastic even. Or perhaps that's just the coffee?

Everything that follows is a result of what you see here.

Took the wife for Indian last night. She had the minced curry lamb, I had the hottest thing on the menu, Lamb Vindaloo. Yes, my brow was sweating.

I'm sorry. My responses are limited. You must ask the right questions.

At work we're considering the possibility of building a robotic version of one our guys out of bluetooth automatic handset lifters and power bricks. The Jayson, our mad-scientist of the group, is scribbling the details on napkins now. I'm just afraid he's going to have the robot do his evil bidding, instead of just deploying laptops.

I trust your judgement.

I still need to learn IPchains and configure my new slackware 'router' at home, but have been so busy doing everything else, its kind of fallen to the wayside. What I require is more time.

But then our interactions have never been entirely normal. Wouldn't you agree?

I have no idea what today will hold, but it has been eerily slow here this morning. If the entire day passes in the same thread, I won't be upset. Today will be the second day in a row of NOT watching The Sopranos, as my wife enjoyed her sleep so much last night, that she wants to try again tonight. She doesn't feel as if she's quite caught up yet. We finished Season Two, so the next episode will the season premier of Season Three.

I'm sorry. My responses are limited. You must ask the right questions.

I'd also like you to meet my new best-friend: Pro Truth. He's pretty cool, as he has a xanga site he doesn't post on. Rather, he goes around passing righteous judgment on people whom he disagrees with, threatening them with hellfire and damnation! What fun! Recently, he attacked ProfessorTom, so I felt justified in defecating on his site! I love how by simply following some asshole's link, you can enrich your own life. It's not that I oppose attacking Tom, quite the contrary - it's one of my favorite pasttimes! But for some stranger to do it? That riles me up. Might I suggest some of my readers check out my new best-friends site as well?

That, detective, is the right question. Program terminated.



Your Geek Profile:



Movie Geekiness: High

Gamer Geekiness: Moderate

Geekiness in Love: Moderate

Music Geekiness: Moderate

Academic Geekiness: Low

Fashion Geekiness: Low

General Geekiness: Low

Internet Geekiness: Low

SciFi Geekiness: Low


How Geeky Are You?







Also, I just returned from Best Buy, and yes, I picked up Dungeon Siege II!

Blast from the past:
(Found on Tom's Blog, dated 8/22/2005)

drax0r loves intellectual debate. He is also the most generous, selfless person I know, who gives without any thought of reward. He is fiercely loyal and very well read. He can speak intelligently on any number of topics and is well versed in poetry and literature. His Star Wars persona: QUI-GON JINN. Tony loves cats, walks on the beach, and quiet nights fragging unknown assailants online. drax0r is very impulsive and embraces self-improvement. drax0r is a: REALIST

ehowton prides himself on being well travelled and uses the basis of his experience as the guide for his future decisions. He calculates his every move by contemplating the outcome of every possible scenario before acting. This is quite tedious and frustrates often the impulsive drax0r. ehowton's Star Wars persona: STORMTROOPER. ehowton loves cats and spending what little free time he has with his wife and children. He makes tough sacrifices for the betterment of his family. ehowton is an: OPTIMIST

Comments:


galinda822 at 2006-04-25 16:02 (UTC) (Link)

Your Geek Profile:



Academic Geekiness: Low

Fashion Geekiness: Low

Geekiness in Love: Low

Internet Geekiness: Low

Movie Geekiness: Low

Music Geekiness: Low

Gamer Geekiness: None

General Geekiness: None

SciFi Geekiness: None


ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-25 16:09 (UTC) (Link)
Well, I suppose I wasn't surpised at the SciFi part. But you're a movie-geek! What happened? THE TEST IS FLAWED! ;)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-25 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
Thankx for sticking up for me.


In other news, I thought you knew how IP chains worked being a sys admin and all.

You've used those inline comments before about asking the right question...where does it coe from? I can almost place my finger on the correct answer.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-25 19:59 (UTC) (Link)
I, Robot
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-25 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
oh God! What a dumbass! I knew that.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-25 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
IPchains is a GNU tool. I am a Solaris administrator. I am familiar with how routing works, but I've never used the specific application IPchains.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-25 20:02 (UTC) (Link)
that's right . I forgot that Solaris sys admins don't play with penguins.
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-04-25 21:21 (UTC) (Link)
I reckon... you know a lot about... cyberspace? You ever come across anything... like time travel?
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-04-25 22:13 (UTC) (Link)

Your Geek Profile:



Fashion Geekiness: Highest

Movie Geekiness: Highest

Academic Geekiness: High

Gamer Geekiness: High

Internet Geekiness: High

Music Geekiness: High

Geekiness in Love: Moderate

General Geekiness: Moderate

SciFi Geekiness: Moderate


drax0r
drax0r at 2006-04-25 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
building a robotic version of one our guys out of bluetooth automatic handset lifters and power bricks

Might I suggest using an X-box?



I still need to learn IPchains and configure my new slackware 'router' at home

I highly suggest using an iptables cookbook/tutorial page. ipchains is for 2.2 kernels. iptables is the new hotness.

My NAT on sol is configured with one line in rc.inet1:
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

I've also got a script set up to do port forwarding as necessary for things like VNC:

#!/bin/bash
ADDR=`ifconfig eth0|grep 'inet addr'| awk '{print $2}'| awk -F ":" '{print $2}'`

iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -p tcp -d $ADDR --dport 5902 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.44:5900
iptables -A OUTPUT -t nat -p tcp -d $ADDR --dport 5902 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.44:5900
iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -p tcp -d $ADDR --dport 5901 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.4:5901
iptables -A OUTPUT -t nat -p tcp -d $ADDR --dport 5901 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.4:5901

That's all. iptables is a very powerful tool, but it can also be implemented in a minimal way.



Today will be the second day in a row of NOT watching The Sopranos.

At the rate you're going you'll be able to watch season 5 on DVD right after you finish 4.



Pro-Truth is funny. BSG toys rock.

Love for the biographical information!
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-04-25 22:28 (UTC) (Link)

Translation

# Parse the IP address for my public IP and put it into a variable.
# Since we use the external IP, the script needs to run when you get a new IP.
ADDR=`ifconfig eth0|grep 'inet addr'| awk '{print $2}'| awk -F ":" '{print $2}'`

# Incoming requests to port 5902 on the external IP redirect to port 5900 on 192.168.1.44
iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -p tcp -d $ADDR --dport 5902 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.44:5900
iptables -A OUTPUT -t nat -p tcp -d $ADDR --dport 5902 -j DNAT --to 192.168.1.44:5900
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-04-26 05:53 (UTC) (Link)
Love for the biographical information!

I remember laughing my ass off when I read the character discriptions as well as the resulting comments. You should probably link to where you find this stuff so people can read it in it's original context.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-04-26 14:25 (UTC) (Link)
Done.
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