Jul 27, 2001

241st! Ya know, I am not sure why my RC5 output is increasing so much lately. I actually disabled the client on my main server at home. The server is stuck between two dressers and has a second server sitting on top of it. Needless to say, the air flow isn't so great and the temperature was simply too hot when running the proc at 100% 24/7. Maybe someone else is cracking for me... That would make for a pretty cool trojan/virus. Have it simply install dnetc then attempt to infect other computers. When it was finally discovered, distributed.net would be shut down, but hopefully not until I had won the $1000 prize.

Jul 26, 2001

I just found my new cell phone. I have put off buying one for almost a year now. The pager provided by work is just not enough to keep my in touch with everyone. I have had two instances where people needed to get in touch with me and the pager has failed. The main problem is that the pager is connectionless communication. Someone dails and number or sends an email, but they get zero confirmation that the page was actually received. With a cell phone, you know if you get through instantaneously. Pagers should be banned.

288th! Woohoo!

More exploits and fun. DePaul university has not IP restricted their printers. You can just ftp into any of these IPs and dump a print job:,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and the list goes on.

Jul 24, 2001

Well, gotta love the errors of others. Bugtraq was specifically told not to release this code for a telnetd exploit, but now everyone has it. I tested it on one of my servers (FreeBSD 4.3 release) and it worked. It has to send 16 MEGS of data to the target box, but it works. Try it on your friends today!

Jul 21, 2001

Controlling the users on a BSD box just became so much clearer to me.

Jul 20, 2001

I, for one, am quite happy that Brunching Shuttlecocks rates a random category more often then once a week.

Jul 18, 2001

OpenSOB (9:14 PM):I am lonely!
GooglyMinotaur (9:14 PM):
. i'm here for you
OpenSOB (9:14 PM):
do you love me?
GooglyMinotaur (9:14 PM):
! absolutely
OpenSOB (9:14 PM):
GooglyMinotaur (9:14 PM):
. cause i said so
OpenSOB (9:14 PM):
GooglyMinotaur (9:14 PM):

You should all IM the Radiohead AIMbot now.

Jul 17, 2001

I hate the Ann Arbor Art Fair. The fair has yet to begin, but the annoyance flows strong today. I live on South University, which is currently covered in canopies full of 'art'. I work on Maynard, which is currently covered in canopies full of 'art'. The places I eat, sleep and work are overrun, and the fair hasn't even started yet. Life will get much worse when the tens of thousands of people begin to slowly crawl from canopy to canopy, either feigning a vague interest in the life work of an artist or exclaiming praise for the bravura.

Jul 13, 2001

Throw 40 machines at a project, reap the results: I broke into the top 1000 on Distributed.net. That wasn't even using all of the machines at my disposal. Lets see, what machines am I using?

  • i386

    • 1.2GHz Athlon (Windows ME)
    • 900MHz Athlon (OpenBSD 2.9) (2 total)
    • 800MHZ Duron (FreeBSD 4.3)
    • 500MHz Pentium III (Windows 2000 Server)
    • 366MHz Celeron (OpenBSD 2.9)
    • 266MHz Pentium (OpenBSD 2.9)
    • 200MHz Pentium (OpenBSD 2.9)

  • PPC

    • 733 MHz G4 (Mac OS X Server 10.0.4)
    • 533 MHz Dual G4 (Mac OS X Server 10.0.4)
    • 500 MHz G4 (Mac OS 9.1) (8 total)
    • 400 MHz G3 (Mac OS 9.1) (5 total)
    • 266 MHz G3 (Mac OS 9.1) (20 total)

That's 43 machines and 18.25GHz so far. There are still 8 more iMacs (2.13GHz) that I am not using yet. They won't help much, but it all adds up...

Jul 9, 2001

D'oh! I forgot that distributed.net usually has a few projects at a time and that you have to configure your client if you want to work on one specific project. All of my clients (all 30 of them) are now working solely on RC5. About 600 work hours were spent on OGR, WTF that is...

Jul 8, 2001

Flash of genius! I don't know why I didn't think of this earlier. Just watch this page over the next few weeks....

Jul 7, 2001

I broke the search engine earlier and since I switch servers so often, there is no point trying to rebuild it everywhere I go. It's gone.

Jul 6, 2001

560 calories burned on the stationary bike. Woohoo, I can go eat that Whopper now!

Jul 5, 2001

God damn it! I hate forgetting that I have a website to deal with. Let's see, what's been going on lately. I have a potentially big project on my hands. Basically, it is a complete rewrite of the Content Management System (CMS) I wrote for the daily. Now that I know the error of my ways from the first attempt at a CMS, I can do this one right. So far, I have added (or plan on adding) a completely modular approach, automatic archiving, web-based configuration, a database backend and most importantly, the ability to create sites that have infinite depth. Each template can reference a previous template, which could itself reference a previous template and so on. Try writing a database for that one! Other than that, life is good.

Jul 2, 2001

WTF? The Wings picked up Hasek?