The final two weeks

It is the final two weeks of class, I enter them charged with the Thanksgiving sanity check and lots of turkey leftovers. it is a time for joy, pain, and sleep deprivation, this is a lot of big final projects, and that is why you probably wont see much of me.

Good luck to you all, and I apologize in advance for any sleep deprived cranky attitude, rest assured, thou art still cool in mine eyes.

sorry, long time no BB

Well, I am taking 10 minutes from my hectic life to sit back and reflect, and I guess this means I get to bombard you with the resulting stream of semi-conciousness

Either way, I am happy because I am getting some work done, and I seem to have shut off the part of my brain that continuously loops on how much I have to be doing (then it reads a high level and triggers the angst generator).

This is probably a good thing, considering the fact that high levels of angst about anything tends to make me not want to deal with it… in the cases of work/friends/involvement in society/eating, such aversions are bad(tm).

Also, I am happy because a good friend is visiting. Not that I haven’t managed to not piss off said good friend a number of times over silly misunderstandings… but the conclusion that they were silly misunderstandings was quickly reached and there was low bloodshed.

I also seem to be getting a wierd level of thrift just by calculating the amount of time I would have to enjoy said thing to buy (henceforth referred to as Shiny Object)… and the level of guilt I would have by playing with the Shiny Object I just bought when I didn’t really have time to… and the chances of the shiny object persisting (and probably losing cost) beyond the time I would be superbusy with schoolwork. Alas DVD box sets/cars, you will have to be waited on.

I will go into my appliance/idiosyncracy rant later

Posting in Lynx from networking class

Wow, I really underestimated the power of text-based web browsers, not to mention how incredibly boring learning about AFS cells can be. The guy who is here teaching it is very good, I just think that the subject material is that boring.
Ok, I get it, NFS is not nearly as reliable, and AFS is not nearly as fast. I wonder how muhc iSCSI is planning to change this.
Also, did I mention how much I love wireless and a laptop :)
Ah well, back to class for me.

Console Games just mere feet away…

and yet here I am in front of a computer messing with the bulletin board and the website in general. :roll:

well, it’s also because the gamecube is limited in number of ports (IE, 4) for the number of people (IE, 6)

what is it about console gaming with lots of people that is so much fun? there is allways a good chance that you will be mediocre at best. It is probably the chance that you manage to be the last set of ice-climbers surviving after giving marth a hammer to the back, then the little controller vibrates telling you that you are luckier this time around :?

oh well, I guess it is the nature of 5 class semesters to beat the gamer out of me, either that or I have considered DDR the best thing to devote most of my gaming skill too. Hmm DDR, there are some pictures and video to eventually put on this website. Until then, I reccomend www.molesquirrel.net, because Mike has a much better (IE, digital) camera than I do at the moment.

oh, and there are some really interesting shots of me in zombie DDR state

“must play DDR …. need it…. guuh”

Firsties

Firsties is a privelege that I think all web admins get to have on a website that took a couple of months to finally get set up.

In the meantime, this is the culmination of a stable Gnu/Linux (RedHat 8.0) build with working mysql and Apache servers that happily integrate with PHP (well, that is after you get all the user permissions set correctly)

I would like to thank the DULUG (Duke Linux Users Group http://www.dulug.duke.edu ) group for helping me and being patient with my non-grokking. Hopefull there will be a number of other success stories, and they will outnumber the “whoopsie, I chmodded a bunch of stuff from the root directory and put a * in the wrong place again” type horrer stories.

In the meantime, I am a Student at Duke University in my senior year, My main project happens to be Pachinko, a webserver based on the brilliance of SEDA and ACE (yay c++ thread package goodness) I am also winding up a Linux scholar project, a webpage/database interface for the Duke sports clubs, and generally going batty with the large amounts of work I get to do.

Hopefully, I will also find time to be wittesque (like grotesque but wittier) and punny for your amusement, or you can just laugh at the wierd things that happen to and around me.