Any idiot can drive fast in a straight line

Friday, August 11, 2000

Excellent, the next Survivor type show deals with people trying to become astronauts, and the winner gets a trip to MIR.

Oddities. I noticed today that my top line of links (* HOME * ARCHIVES, etc) was resizing with screen size. Hop into my editor, make sure that two of the three data cells in that row have their widths set, and now IE has no trouble keeping the black part the same size. Netscape, on the other hand, decided it still likes to resize it. There goes my browser consistancy! Anyone have a suggestion?

Ahh, memories of Computer Science class, junior year of high school (back when they still taught Pascal!): Game of Life. This is one of the slickest implementations of the Game of Life I have ever seen.

Thursday, August 10, 2000

I'll be damned. The site looks almost identical in Netscape as it does in Internet Explorer. That would definitely have to be a first for me.

When I first read the headline for this article about generic Prozac, I thought it meant that you could get Prozac over the counter. Wouldn't that be fun?!

I think I have figured out why the proxy at work blocks Fox News: In this article, the journalist quotes that he went to some pr0n sites to see if his libido was increased by a herbal supplement.

AOL Instant Messenger Beta for Linux. Took you long enough! Until this point, there have been many open source AIM clients for Linux : CAIM, FAIM, gaim (one of the best), and Everybuddy (along with a list of others I have never tried: jaim, kaim, laim, taim, etc).

Wednesday, August 09, 2000

How odd... last month someone was trying random pages and hoping to find something. In my base HTML directory, they attempted to load 'sex.html' and 'trip.html'. Neither of these files exist, or have ever existed.

The problems setting up the OpenBSD server continue. In an attempt to make use of old hardware, I tried to use a Pentium 60 machine. It was the very first real computer I ever used. The Bios came out when the idea of "Plug and Play" did not exist. All of the network cards I have are PnP. There is a way to configure them manually, but that would require installing them into my current machine (which can definitely handle PnP), booting from a DOS disk, then running a few utilities. Instead, I will probably just use my old K6 233 machine. In contrast, once I get the hardware setup, I will have almost no trouble configuring OpenBSD 2.7 as a cable NAT system.

People are endowed with the wisdom and form of the Buddha. There is nothing lacking. Each person is possessed with this treasure jewel that is the Buddha-nature and for all eternity it radiates a great pure luminescence. -- Hakuin

Monday, August 07, 2000

Online cheese comparator.

Wow, that was quite stupid of me. I thought I was being smart by creating a /bsd partition in OpenBSD. Well, I am not as smart as I think. Unlike Linux, which puts the boot files (like the kernel) into a partition called /boot, BSDs put the kernel in the ROOT directory (/) as a FILE called bsd. No wonder the installation process kept dying.

Sunday, August 06, 2000

Hmm, my life just got easier. Trying to setup that Windows 2000/Windows ME/Mac OS/OpenBSD environment was going to be a daunting task, mostly because of the need to share one cable modem. OpenBSD has built in Network Address Translation which is extremely easy to setup. Many machines, 1 IP, everyone gets net access.

How many punks does it take to screw in a lightbulb? None. Punks can't change shit.

The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. If only I got to decide who was exterminated.

A couple new weblogs added to the list this weekend: Lake Effect (brought to my attention when the creator, Dan, emailed me), and Bitek Processor (brought to my attention by Lake Effect). ^_^