I officially know more about Rsync than I ever thought I would. It’s a mighty handy tool.
Long story short –
rsync is written as a replacement for rcp and scp. One of the earliest applications of rsync was to implement mirroring or backup for multiple Unix clients onto a central Unix server using rsync/ssh and standard Unix accounts. With a scheduling utility such as cron, one can even schedule automated encrypted rsync-based mirroring between multiple host computers and a central server.
Currently doing a master <-> master -> offisite slave config.
Also set up a sql-based login system for both the primary and backup servers for ftp – annoying, as the backup’s mysql config is just different enough to give a man fits. in the data directory rather than usr.
Beefy mac & cheese (made with veggie-meat, of course) with the remains of the rattatouile and green beans made for good eats while BHK and I watched the Kevin Sorbo episode of Middleman. The show keeps getting better and more entertianing… I wonder how long it’ll last? I hope it’ll keep steam going for another season.
I want to start watching Dexter – BHK is about a season ahead of me. Time to put episodes on the PSP for the commute to work.
via BHK –
COOL! Reverse graffiti – where the graffiti is created by placing a stencil over a dirty patch and cleaning it to create a pattern! I like it!!!!
1 year ago – amazon groceries, Crecy, potatoes from the garden, Rove out
2 years ago – pics from britta’s birthday and walkabout, ocean movies
3 years ago – strawberry shortcake, silas stingy, bus ride video, video watching, about me meme, errors at work
4 years ago – np tech fizzed out, disney rides, bro gets 2 years probation, CoH, hurricane Charley, RvsB-internet, Horny Toad
5 years ago – Gelatinous Cube, Chimera / Mosaics, Schwarzenegger, I work with fools blog, David Carlson, wonder woman, cockroaches/dominoes, AAA vs speed traps, director, google calc, teen titans theme cracked
6 years ago – cheaters, fartlek, Gamera, Nation of Victims, Nimoy sings about Bilbo
7 years ago – random journal reading, suasion, hobson, pancake bunny, misc news, super powers/poll
Post 3 things you’ve done in your lifetime that you don’t think anybody else on your friends list has done. See if anybody else responds with “I’ve done that.” If they have, you need to add another. Have your friends cut & paste this into their journal to see what unique things they’ve done in their life. 1. met my wife as a result of livejournal. (and honeymooned by visiting a whole mess of the ripley’s believe it or not museums up and down the east coast – from St. Augustine, FL to Myrtle Beach, SC) 1. became a vegetarian on the 5th of july, 1990. (still do dairy and eggs – now crustaceans, too. )
2. discovered (after we broke up) that one of my ex-girlfriends was married and had kids the entire time we were romantically entangled.
3.adopted 2 cats, despite a strong allergy to them. (Fortunately, I’m used to Newt and Pye now!) 3. Helped recover hundreds of missing kids and elderly/confused adults (most just wander-offs, but at least six real kidnappings) over the course of three and some years.
Students studying computing in the UK and US are outsourcing their university coursework to graduates in India and Romania. Work is being contracted out for as little as £5 on contract coding websites usually used by businesses. Students are outsourcing everything from simple coursework to full blown final year dissertations. It’s causing a major headache for lecturers who say it is almost impossible to detect.
The irony of course is that if they actually get jobs in the sector, this will be how they actually work anyway.
Another Mummy movie coming out, in two months? I didn’t even know it was being filmed! Looks like no Rachel Weisz though. That’s not really a big loss – I liked her in the first film, but she sort of bleemed out on the sequel for me.
That, and I didn’t hear about the new Blood Bowl game. I’m really out of the entertainment loop lately! At least I can have a good violent Dwarfs vs Lizardmen football combat game before end of year.
Green beans from our garden! Zucchini is soon to follow, and the eggplant is coming in nicely. We’re having the beans tonight for supper. yum-yummo!
1 year ago – pirate battle royale with BHK and Danny, tough schedule, visitors, good condo news, gigantor memorial, Danny with simpsons standee
2 years ago – Norman E. Borlaug, cartoons and superheo database, hitler cats, wildflower guide, words pants and trousers obscene, go your own way, lj vs Vox = FUD, the Zombies – music, comment meme, snake pic, bad day at work – amber link made by kids for kids – “we pass the slavings on to you!”
3 years ago – opening three of four windows, Batman Begins, keel evening, beverly domain, cjr’s guide to ownership, tickle a girl simulator, kind of creepy bumper sticker, broadcast list, las olas pic,
4 years ago – webalizer, laser keyboard, heat vision & jack, steak-umms, rasputin’s penis, bro issues, bandwidth
5 years ago – tired, mark twain burial, harrison ford finger-pointy, hot dogs, ditko, sodomy, sleepy
6 years ago – walkies, 1800autopsy, poddish feelings, Captain Kirk’s chair auctioned, peg legs, signed lease.
7 years ago – Noticing Newt’s getting to be so big (remember, I have a size 15 foot), got an email from Robin Tunkel, Evil News, horrible dream, Santie “quits” FMM, top 100 banned/challenged books of 1990-2000, why read poll, my free pc didn’t work out
Bagel, cream cheese, strawberries and pineapple for breakfast – BHK and I slowly worked our way into the morning today.
In-laws came over to do some gardening with BHK- all of it clothed, thanks. Tilled the area, replanted our “volunteers”, potatoes, zucchini, cabbage and carrots that came back after last year’s planting. I’m really looking forward to seeing what sprouts first!
I was feeling pretty out of it today – rested from 1pm to 5, and off to bed now at 10. I hope I’ve got my brains back together for tomorrow… I imagine that I will.
Better link for Oshi – I could easily turn it into a 2house game… perhaps call it Martian Push or even code it for online play, if copyright issues didn’t exist.
I know I’ve linked here before but I really want a secret door from these guys. Perhaps in a dresser leading to the crawlspace under the stairs?
Microsoft’s not only delaying Windows XP SP3 temporarily, but they’re also pulling off Windows Vista SP1—which has already been pushed out to automatic software update—because of potential incompatibilities. Most of us don’t need to worry about it since this is just an issue with MS’s SQL Servers that affect Microsoft Dynamics Retail management systems. Unless you’re running a SQL database at home to track the chore distribution for your family, you can go ahead and manually fetch the update and install it yourself.
1 year ago – 2 fun days coming up, super sleepy, ace of cakes, blood donation, cath engaged (now married!), first journey to Aardvark, car heartbeat sensor useless vs undead, sliders pic
2 years ago – pizza hut pondering, inc. PamM, Brent Ashland, and Steve Jacoby, carrageenan, southerner, wayward son, pictures of golden morning, sniffy newt
3 years ago – enzyte, fishbone, newton at kittenwar, bro lesson, interview meme
4 years ago – crazy-face pic, rainy-day pictures, jb finds me a local house on ebay (only 3.8 Mil!)
5 years ago – Mayah talk, D&C 2 months into another kidlet, icepacks, thinking about 5/5
6 years ago – Kazaa lite, passing osbournes along, gamelan music
7 years ago – mushy, ullage, purple cow, backdating implemented
New back drugs are – Lyrica, Cyclobenzaprine and Nabumetone. I want to do a bit more research on ’em before I take them. Nabumetone in particular had a lot of nasty, scary warnings in the information text.
I am glad that they’re not habit-forming, and have a lot of pretty decent write-ups so far.
Dell will be offering Windows XP pre-installed on their computers past the June 30 cut-off date. Computers purchased with Vista Business or Vista Ultimate past June 30 will come with a copy of XP Pro. Dell plans to simply install that copy upon request to save users a step. Perhaps this will help Microsoft officials make up their minds about another extension.
I need to remember that free comic book day is coming May 3… next weekend! Will I forget? Probably. But it’s exciting to not write it down anywhere else and then rediscover. I wonder what loot Aardvark will have for us? I hope issues of Gumby and Hellboy (and maybe an Iron Man heroclix figure?) will be left.
I should scope out umbrella academy – probably my fave freebie book from last time – I could go for a trade paperback, if available.
Just so you know – I have never, ever pistol-whipped anyone, dear journal. Please don’t make me change that situation.
Lots of gypsy moth and / or tent caterpillar nests in the crooks of trees around here. Seeing birds and moths in flight through the early morning fog is something magical, if you’ll excuse the lack of a less cliched expression, dear journal. I really dislike defoliation, but watching moths and butterflies flit around makes me happy. The first date I had with BHK, we saw a luna moth in the parking lot of Mama Lucias, and we were both captivated by it. Now of course, it’s doing advertising for a sleep aid.
Believe it or not, I’m a very quiet cricket, too.
Tomorrow will be my 18 month (I just spelled it moth… on the brain) wedding anniversary. Good stuff! only 33 more of those until our 50 year mark!
Goal at the doc today was muscle relaxers or a cortisone shot, maybe an appointment with a physical therapist? I don’t want to take narcotics for this, or only in an emergency.
Results were pretty positive – found a potentially good resource for physical therapy, and a few non-dopey pain fixers. I’m going to do more research on the different drugs before taking them this weekend.
After the doc, we went to Ledo’s – BHK got a cookin’ break. Yummy, but not as good as her stuff.
my doom patrol and gp’s more oddball games were as serious as war
on my lack of knee room in some teriyaki sauce bleeder likes my eyes
school loan interest i guess i shouldn’t feel too bad for a monday
that i’d made a cheese ball and chef boyardee pizza that was not his to make
old fiddle player and old fiddle player and old fiddle player
A month after the beta dropped, Linux distro Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is officially out. Besides running GNOME 2.22 and Firefox 3 Beta 5, a big new feature is Wubi support, which’ll let Ubuntu live on the same partition as Windows and makes it easy to uninstall if you want to retreat back into Microsoft’s bosom. If you’re Li-curious, now’s a good time to try. The site’s getting hammered so torrent might be your best bet.
Is it vain wonder if people I haven’t seen in years ever think of me? Not even friends or people I knew really well… but random classmates, ex-coworkers, etc. I sometimes contemplate my effects on people long after I’ve gone. There are any number of folks who don’t know me from Adam that have caused changes in the way I think or react to things.
More random spam journals adding me – I wonder what is causing it? Is it the time of year? Same thing happened a year ago. ban_set is still my best friend when it comes to dealing with them – far more expedient than dealing with lj-abuse team. I suspect it’s a side-effect of the number of google hits the journal gets… ad folks trying to get some free hits.
Assorted doodles done recently on the palm, usually on the bus, or at the stop in the morning.
From the night we missed the scarlet pimpernel. I still think of the Daffy duck version whenever I hear the title.
I had a lot on my mind that day… supposed to represent swirling colors that remain discrete, but it looks pretty static.
A scribble made while waiting for the bus. Not jacket weather anymore, but not sweating in shirtsleeves yet, either.
From yesterday. The color doesn’t do justice to her hair’s brighness, nor does the balloon properly exhibit her boomingly loud voice.
Ah, Almost Friday.
1 year ago – Family Icon introduced, palm doodle of a crab and pollen, maryland links, concert people observed, odd spam, new AV guy, deerfield lien, awesome difference between calvert and broward counties.
2 years ago – dr who, alabam, perm press, botswana rain, open dir, dionysus, ain’t misbehavin’, letter meme
3 years ago – anarchy online, internal monologue quiet, h-words, walkabout piccies, step into history, exploding toads, brain games
4 years ago – phone off the hook, hell froze over, pina colada almond joy, saw the hippies at a Wiggles-mania, walkabout pics
I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. (Some I know too well. You know who you are.) I read your journals, or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me and I thank you for your interest in my words.
But here’s a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: “Ah, there’s so and so…they listen in rapture to the love-music of she-turnips.” I might feel compelled to mock your musical taste, but I’ll certainly remember you.
I’d love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear.
Last thing of the night – BHK gave me a Christmas Prezzie early – custom converse sneaks in my favorite colors – Orange, Brown and Green… with a “SCOTTO” embroidered at the back.
See simulation – actual photos pending. I love ’em! Clicks embiggen, as aways.
1 year ago – Dinner with C&D, Big Brain, xmas card, silly holiday lj toys
2 years ago – xmas card, condo xmas party, calm a llama down
3 years ago – salty seas, Christmas toy, year in review, celebrex, anime fans, con folk
Scientists have discovered a warm and rocky “second Earth” circling a star, a find they believe dramatically boosts the prospects that we are not alone.
The planet is the most Earth-like ever spotted and is thought to have perfect conditions for water, an essential ingredient for life. Researchers detected the planet orbiting one of Earth’s nearest stars, a cool red dwarf called Gliese 581, 20 light years away in the constellation of Libra.
Measurements of the planet’s celestial path suggest it is 1½ times the size of our home planet, and orbits close to its sun, with a year of just 13 days. The planet’s orbit brings it 14 times closer to its star than Earth is to the sun. But Gliese 581 burns at only 3,000C, half the temperature of our own sun, making conditions on the planet comfortable for life, with average ground temperatures estimated at 0 to 40C. Researchers claim the planet is likely to have an atmosphere. The discovery follows a three-year search for habitable planets by the European Southern Observatory at La Silla in Chile.
I’m rather surprised that you have to pay Wii points to get the internet channel, (it was free until the end of June 2007, while in beta) but you get news and weather for free. I am sort of digging everybody votes – and that was free, too. The browser will probably be the first thing I drop points on… not like I really need it, with I don’t know how many connective devices in the house. PDA, PSP, X number of laptops, and Big Brain.
Contrary to my original belief, the points aren’t given as rewards for doing well, but can only be purchased. Pfth.
I’ll be interested to see what Newtcam and my LJ reading list looks like on the big tv.
BHK got Wii Play (good excuse to get another wii remote, and I’m a sucker for minigames – see Wario) – a lot of fun. I like the billiards game the most.
I suspect that our next few Wii purchases will be one or two of the following:
I’m going to test it out on my own server – just to see how it runs. I’m not leaving LJ, but it’s nice to know I can run a backup.
I’d like to get a shave with a straight-razor with my next haircut.
1 year ago – headless horseman, windmills, selfport, bhk gab
2 years ago – condo pesks, bcl pic, knit zombies, library comics, balloon criminals, atom sponge, psycho pirate, hawkman thermometer, shazam hulk, varsity rule, spectre
3 years ago – Danny/Kool Aid Man, Silent Running, Lappie first loses charge, weather change, MD witchcraft, Lines Inscribed Upon a Cup Formed From a Skull
4 years ago – big brain, doctor, palm doodles, 5 things, purple frog, shaky-photo
5 years ago – nicer weather, glow zombies, newt pic, dreams, quiz, port 135, Erica, Bailey, Dexter, hat pins, zombie icon test
6 years ago – Tor Johnson, dulcet, brown study, Bin Laden sued, sick at home, css,Orisinal games, Knight’s colors, friendly ultralight helps migration,Glenda, Dave Macs me, Library thoughts, network names
7 years ago – work, TorT, 5 good things, Arnie-flicks, nails in a post
chilly morning – waiting at the train station for my shuttle to arrive saw me trying to blow smoke rings with just hot breath. I couldn’t do it – not sure if it can be done… but it is fun watching steam flow slowly from your nostrils. You can pretend to be Fin Fang Foom, spraying acidic mist at imaginary foes.
Dinner was nice, but I had very little appetite – wrote my brother a letter, gently asking him not to stay in Broward county, but instead to try starting his life fresh in points north – maybe Tampa. A toxic “support system” awaits if he returns to Hollywood and its environs.
BHK pointed out to me that you can buy mp3 songs on Amazon now – with no itunes restrictions, for $.10 less per song than iTunes. It’s about time, and I’m all for non-proprietary formats or RIAA controls.
for later ref – http://www.downloadsquad.com/category/windows/hmm.. lore on portal. The game sounds shorter than I thought, but still highly entertaining.
100 portable apps for USB drive (windows and Mac)
1 year ago – nice time with dan, pictures, photochroms, RS not carpooling over
2 years ago – things the same, invisible man pic, work gt
3 years ago – conspiracy rotary, sweet rain, Scotto q&A, handwriting analysis
4 years ago – noise with Sam and Frankie, big brain surgery plan, Riverworld, weird pics, execution map, speakeasies, tiki art, windows in bios, spoilers
5 years ago – 9-5 ends, rocket belts, palm doodles, Cej b’day, Szechuan Spiced Tofu recipe
6 years ago – dreams of my ex, sex, and giant ants in the old west, nipguards, random aims.
7 years ago – spirals, tom jones, crazy drunk link, newt’s crinkle flea, dr t and the women, and a cool, dream-comic strip
Chewing through a very solid work week – A lot of items on the desk to weed through. SQL is taking top priority, given our release date, but there are a lot of items to deal with from various aspects of the web site to planning budgets.
It’s a pretty challenging gig, and I like it like that. Not a lot of time to learn, but learn-as-you-go seems to be the rule for any tech thing nowadays.
Not enough code to worry about at work? Here’s some icehouse game java in the works, too. I’m not even going to look at that stuff until sometime in 2008, most likely – after crunch time at the office.
Taco night with the in-laws and BHK’s longtime pal Lucas (edit – LUKE! NOT LUC!) – he’s in town for a span before going off to NY or CA for work. I hope we get to have him over a few more nights before he launches – perhaps he’ll be interested in playing some parlor games in addition to any chick flicks that he and BHK both seem to dig.
I am very weary tonight – hitting the sack early. I don’t know if it’s the rainy weather, or what, but I’ve been feeling a need to snooze. I’m all for cool, misty days, and if a little sleepiness is a result, that’s ok, too. I think that I may be a bit tired due to a lack of unwinding when I first got home… I’ll try to kick off my shoes and change into some play clothes a bit sooner tomorrow.
BHK is taking Pomonkey and Ripley off to their new foster home tomorrow. I’ll miss ’em, though I’ve gotten used to the idea that they’re just visiting, not permanent family members. It’s hard not to get emotionally attached to little baby animals.
Newton and Pye both weigh a ton next to those little critters… I’d say Pye weighs four to five times as much, at least. No fat, either, all kitty muscles.
Marty put me onto a nifty tool alternate to Filezilla called WinSCP (WinSCP is a SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. It uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports, in addition to Secure FTP, also legacy SCP protocol.)
TM let it be known that she’s dating a new guy – I’m guessing that it’s been a few weeks now? I’m trying to mentally do the math, but I’m not sure I can think of how fast she got back on the horse after the breakup with DR. I hope she finds what she’s looking for with the new fellow.
Tech Issues recently solved:
How to Open Excel Files in Excel (rather than browser)
These instructions do NOT work in Vista but should work in XP but must be done on each client computer.
1.Go to Windows Explorer.
2.On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click on the File Types tab.
3.From the Registered file types list box, select the XLS extension, and then click Advanced.
4.In the Edit File Type dialog box, set the Confirm open after download to selected.
5.Make sure the Browse in same window option is not selected, and then click OK.
1,700 vintage game manuals as watermark-free PDFs – This is over three gigabytes of manuals, schematics, and general information about arcade machines, scanned in by an anonymous army of dedicated people, and going back up to 30 years.
1 year ago – vacation day, graffiti pics, skateboarders, fountain geocache, sugar sand park,
2 years ago – goth girl, walken ’08, dane cook re: superman shirts, silly tiger, scotto is, strikeout meme, newt pic at my old apt,
High: 98°F Real Feel®: 101°F – Partly sunny, very hot and humid
Phew. Heat. Sun hot heat. Hot sun hot heat hot heat hot. Last night, I fretted a bit, because I thought the thermostat was going. fortunately, it kicked in, but for how long, nobody knows.
Triple digits is one too many. I’m designed for cooler climes. How many iced coffees is too many iced coffees? I had three today, and right about 5:30, I was cracked out. (My standard coffee of choice is one cup hazelnut coffee and one cup of hot cocoa, mix and add ice. no additional sugar or milk needed… mocha-liscious)
Steve introduced me to cacls. Why did I not know about this before? That’s just too dang handy. I wonder if Novell has an equivalent?
current music – Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! … Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput
To complete my nerd hat-trick, I want to see the Transformers movie on an IMAX screen. Sadly, it seems the local Smithsonian IMAX theaters aren’t doing it. The Baltimore Science Center is, but that’s a bit of a haul.
Stolen wholesale from Matt (his summer jukebox is fantastic, too, by the way)- The mafia wants your ass, so you’ve gotta hide out in a shady hotel on the wrong side of the tracks for the next two nights. You’ve got a backpack. What’s inside? This should cover your food, drink, entertainment and protection. (feel free to answer in the comments) Alternately, if you think that the mafia is imaginary, pretend there are Zombies outside instead – you expect the infection to go dormant / be rescued in 2 days.
Took the train home – not too bad! c7 bus to greenbelt, get off at Suitland, and then rode with bhk home. (I can take the Suitland bus to about 6 blocks from home too, if need be.)
view of my office from the first bus stop.
then the metro. (taken on another walkabout, but the scenery is the same)
and then the front porch… looking up. home!
1 year ago – phone post from keys… riding the bus is about all I did that day.
2 years ago – power outage, cool magicians, my eyes are blue, klaxons, past life/ice cream/coffee, stem cell steaks
3 years ago – pizza with dan, adp screws up, paid users get lj-priority, making fiends, Fiona apple mp3, Miami Travel Piccies, condo