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2001-08-19 00:00:00 58

  • I've got RedHat set up pretty good on Bill. My video driver installed on the first try and samba was simple to get working. I even upgraded my kernel to 2.4.9. Berryhill and I figured out how to get samba to work right in Mandrake 8 today. That's one of the reasons I wanted to switch back to RedHat. My other reason was that I couldn't get a kernel that I compiled to work at all in Mandrake. My 2.4.9 kernel worked great after my second attempt because I left out my network and sound drivers the first try.


2001-08-18 00:00:00 57

  • Wheee, band camp is over.

  • I got rid of mandrake last night and now I am working on getting RedHat 7.1 to my liking.


2001-08-12 00:00:00 56

  • Band camp started today. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (with a just a hint of sarcasim) I got my uniform after about an hour wait. It takes a long time to find stuff to fit someone who is 6'4" apparently. At one point they gave me pants with a 32" waist and a 64" coat to try on. Hmmmmmmm. Anyway I ended up with ~40" pants and a 48 jacket so everything is nice even though a little baggy. There was a music rehearsal and I really sucked. I haven't played my trumpet but once or twice this summer. Then we marched from 6:30 to 9:30. I'm so tired now. Think I'll go to bed.

  • Brumfield moved in today. His room in Hathorn (or Cresswell, I mix them up)

  • Berryhill came down this weekend from Southaven. He was helping Becky move in. Becky's apartment is awesome. It makes College Park look like crap. Well, College Park is crap. We had a nice "house warming" party Saturday night.

  • Most of the floor in my room is visible now. My sink and the counter around it shine. I just cleaned up the kitchen some too. Our garbage disposal has still not been fixed even though it has been a week since we reported that it was broken.

  • 2001-08-10 00:00:00 55

    • I wrote an awful script last night to run as a cron job on bill that will write the ip of the Win98 DSL server on a page I can find on the net. First of all it ftp's to ra.msstate.edu as me and immediately disconnects. Then it fingers me at ra to see where my last login was from and echos the output from finger into a file. Then this horrible program I wrote in C extracts the ip from the file and makes an output file named index.html that has enough html in it to be useful. The script then ftp's to ra again and uploads the new index.html. This happens pretty regularly at 3 minutes after the hour.

    2001-08-08 00:00:00 54

    • I have ALL of my mp3's organized now. All 2.5 GB of them. Every group that I have > 2 songs gets its own directory. Everything else was dumped into "misc." My Radiohead is the biggest at 244MB followed by Nirvana at 112MB and Collective Soul at 110MB. In doing this I cleaned up my /home partition a lot and have it down to only 46% used. Here is my current filesystem usage:

      Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/hda1 1.2G 53M 1.1G 5% /
      /dev/hda8 9.3G 4.0G 4.8G 46% /home
      /dev/hda5 3.0G 1.9G 1.0G 65% /usr
      /dev/hda6 304M 40M 248M 14% /var
      /dev/sda 2.0G 60k 1.9G 0% /tmp


      I must be pretty bored to be taking time to write this stuff. Anyway in my file system setup I wasted a lot of space for /. Even with /bin, /etc, /lib, /root, /boot, and /dev it is only 53MB. That's crazy, but maybe some of those directories are linked from /usr. As far as I can tell they are not. I know why my /tmp directory is so clean, it is because I have a 2GB SCSI drive dedicated to it and there is nothing there at the moment.


    2001-08-07 00:00:00 53

    • I wrote the most beautiful Java script for work today.

    • I have began the great task of organizing my mp3's. I'm trying to group them in subdirectories by artist.

    • The best "radio station" in the world is http://205.188.234.34:8002. It will only work if you have a nice connect to the internet though. Heark Cooks Brain by Modest Mouse just came on and sounds pree on and sounds pretty good.


    2001-08-06 00:00:00 52

    • This weekend was interesting. I picked David up from the W last Thursday and he spent the night in Starkville. I went to work early Friday morning so that David and I could leave around 12. The trip home went pretty good even though my air did not work. When we got home me and my dad got one of the guys he works with to help us put some R-12 in my car. I saw a few people Friday night. I talked to Mr Donald until almost 3am. Heost 3am. He is fairly irritated about the upcoming parking policy for MSU football games. Then Saturday I cleaned my car and made it pretty. David and I went to Woodville to see our grandmother. I went to sleep really early Saturday night. I got up at 7 Sunday morning and left for Starkville a little before 8. My air was so cold. When I got back I had to go to Simrall and paint ISIP on the wall of the demo room. It took me at least 2.5 hours of prep time because I taped up everything really good andod and used an exacto knife to cut the letters out with. We did not finish the room until about 10pm.

    • Hehe, lots of people are switching to StarOffice and away from that crap Microsoft calls software. Here's a story. I just can't wait until StarOffice 6 comes out.


    2001-08-02 00:00:00 51

    • I guess Code Red has run it's course. Thank God that the internet is not held together by NT boxes. I keep getting "I need your advice on this so download this file I attached" emails. I think these are from the SirCam virus that hits Windows boxes. Back on Code Red, an "expert" said that it was going to cause $8.7 billion in damage. WTF? All it takes to fix is a patch and a reboot. How much does that cost? Maybe five minutes of uptime. And what is five minutes of downtime to a NT/2000 box especially if they have to be rebooted every week? So where does the $8.7 billion come from? The air?



    • Tonight David (my brother), Sesti, Richelle, and I went running around campus. I am so out of shape. Maybe band camp in two weeks will help, at least if it does not kill me.

    • Drove to Columbus and picked up my brother from PEP at MUW today. I get to go home tomorrow. Wheeeee. I haven't been home since right after the end of the spring semester which is only a week longer than my brother. Since he went to Governors School and PEP without going home. I just hope thst hope that my mom buys me lots of food.

    • I did something really fun at work today. I began reorganizing an image directory. It sounds really simple at first but after you have to try and figure out what web pages point to which pictures it gets really fun.

    • I found something fun to do today in linux. Run "cat /proc/kcore /dev/dsp" That basically routes a copy of everything in your ram to the sound card. If you have any recently played sounds stored in ram you w in ram you will be able to hear them. Mostly though it is a lot of clicking and chirping. Almost sounds like a techno beat. I think I could make a mp3 of the sounds of my ram if I ran "cat /proc/kore neato.wav" and then encoded the wav into an mp3. hmmmmmm something to think about.


    2001-08-01 00:00:00 50

    • I got my first paycheck from the great MSU today. Wheeeee. Money is nice.


    2001-07-30 00:00:00 49

    • You should go to ebay and bid on the crap I sell. Help ap I sell. Help me fund college! Isn't this much more noble a way to help with tuition than posing nude on one of those HOT COLLEGE AMATURES pages. My auctions can be viewed here.


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