Thursday 27 February 2003

Another Good 48 Hours

Damn, I'm good! Yesterday I got a job offer from Parasun (which I accepted today). I received the email right before Dante and I were heading out for the pub. Damn fine timing, dig? At the pub, the nibble illed the night away. They even had the first kind of brew I asked for. No coy games last night, heh. After that, I hit the hay a little early.

Today we had a slight panic as the stinkin frooftenaggen-snooftennagen root partition on nikita ran out of space... ouch! When mysql tried writing to the databases, couldn't write the output even though she could get the write-lock. Damn bitch ate half the game. In a panic, I went through figuring the fatest way to make space: rm -Rf /usr/share/doc . Suckit. I don't need no stinkin docs! That freed up a pile of space so I rolled back URO to the last successful backup (24 hours old). Heh. So the major disaster wasn't too-too bad. Just mostly sucky.

If that isn't enough joyous sys admin fun... I killed RPM today! Yay! I was trying to get wu-ftpd re-installed from scratch. No dice. RPM froze. I wrote it off at first as being sucky, but my rpm db was corrupted. Nothing would work with rpm. I eventually went surfing up the netpages to find that this was in fact a very common problem. I ended taking the advice of the zudes at Redhat and deleting /var/lib/rpm/db_* and running rpm --rebuilddb. This wasn't quite enough because the packages I had tried to install or remove were half-in and half out. I had to force the "erase" of the packages and then install them again. Fun. No really. I loved it.

Hmm, what else? Oh, Quirinus isn't too keen on running Deadlands, much to the disappointment of yours truely. Mostly it was because neither Czak nor Grayson were "hot" on the game and the Wendawg has been positively malevolent towards it. But the wendawg ceeded that he'd gotten most of his bitching out. So I bleedin hope. Sick of him making lame complaints when he should just buzz off and say he'll find something else to do on Saturday nights. .... Anyhow... I am hoping we'll give Deadlands at least one more try this weekend so my intrepid (and undead) hero, Nick, can sling his shootin' irons one last time fer good luck.

Now that my rant is long and your eyes are bleeding, I bid you "kiss-off"! And I'll see all y'all on the flipside.

Monday 24 February 2003

Tweakin, Yo!

Another day, another dime down the drain. Apparently my posts haven't been interesting enough for Dante so I reread my last couple of .plans... Definately dry as toast. So in compensation, I'll tell you about my exciting dream last night:

I dreamt that I was in the Interface (my computer room, for those not privy to tha lingo, yo) sitting at Dulcea (mah sweet rig, yo). I opened good old IE and went to check out the forums. After all, I hadn't checked them since going to bed. I read the forums and answered the two posts that were up. I don't recall what they were about since everything was blurry as though I did not have my glasses on. That done, I woke up.

No, really. That was my dream. Czak was crashed on my couch and would have mentioned something about me sleepwalking if it was that. This is why I hate sleep. Its so bloody lame. Nevertheless, I hope you millions of avid .plan readers found it at least amusing to read about.

Speaking of readers, I have really been usering things up today. At one point I posted in IRC "why does mIRC keep flashing when no posts are coming up?!?"... Well, gee, Archangel. Could it be because you weren't scrolling down to see the new messages? Yeah? I thought so. Yikes! Talk about twelve o'clock flasher...

In more positive news, I upgraded the DBO class for Palaemon (though only in my own private area as to not fudge up czak's code yet). Now it determines scalar members from the db instead of from the object which is prone to faults when members are set to 0. Eg it doesn't recognize a 0 as a scalar member and thus won't update it in the db, even if you do want to set a field to zero.

In related news, I've done some good work with The Interface which is my personal site. I'm becomming very pleased with the layout and structure. Now I have to tweak the content up a couple notches and gussy-up the look. Then the Interface will be a personal site I can really be proud of :D

And that's all mah news fer de day, yo. Kick it easy, dawgs 'n' stay offa mah turf. Yeh hear?

Sunday 23 February 2003

Sunday is a slow day

Not much cookin' today. Slow day. Compiled the 2.4.20 kernel for Chevette. That was good.

Oh, "not much cookin'"... Except open-sourcing Hethor that is! Czak finally busted us into the GPL for that pile of crap code. Anyone who wants it can use it. We are no longer supporting that code save for greivous patches. And even then... It'd better be a big deal because we're aiming to get Palaemon up.

Now for those of you in the crowd who are going "please not GPL", don't worry. We don't use Hethor's code and thus Palaemon is not GPL. That's the one you have to worry about. Once we get a game in Palaemon up, we'll open that asap. Out classes are sexy. Hethor's hack piles of files are not.

Ciao. Me sleep now.

PS Meekers needs to pick a name for his stinkin' computer.

Saturday 22 February 2003

First Post

Woohoo! This be my first post on my personal site. I'm excited. I tricked it out to post to the news table in MySQL as well as to my .plan file. Two birds with one stone.

I've done some restructing of my personal site. Much of it thanks to the glory to .htaccess files. They are freaking cool. I can specify PHP options/settings for portions of my site using them. The way I set mine up is to change the include_path for my user area (everything under ~archangel) so I stick all my classes and stuff in a common area since I work on them accross projects. Its super-cool. That and I deny access to this "post news" file to everyone outside the lan :P Easy security, heh.

Ah, what else? Oh. Went to vote for the Olympics. And since half the peeps in Vancouver will shout with me and the rest against me I'm going with: "GO, OLYMPICS! WOOT!"

Posting .plan updates in forms is cool. Hehe.

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