Jacob Smock

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CSB to FCB and back again…

If I remember correctly in one of my earlier posts I mentioned that Community State Bank was being acquired by First Community Bank. Well, I was informed yesterday that I will have a job even after it all goes through in January. I talked to the HR department it is all good. I still have …

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Seeker’s Peektures yet again…

Jessica wanted to be notified every time someone left a comment. It took me a little while to find the hack for it as I was unable to find a legit way to get it working. Below is the code that needed to be inserted into the add_comment.php file. It had to be added right …

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Seeker’s Peektures

I have created another gallery site. It is not for me of course but for my Niece, Jessica. Here is the link: http://seeker.smock.com/ It is on my smock.com domain until we get theuncle.com moved over to a host that allows Gallery. She has of course taken full advantage of the gallery and has loads of …

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Marriage…

Well, according to my calculations it is a little over three months until I get married. I would say that it is a weird thing about me getting married but my woman might be reading…err, whoops…heh. Anyway, I cannot wait until it is all said and done. I am not meaning that in a bad …

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USB Hard Drives…

Well, I have had a USB 2.0 drive enclosure case for a while. I finally felt like using it more and more. It is holding up under a lot of work so it seems stable. I have a 30Gig drive in it and it is detected fine under Windows and Linux. On another note, my …

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Long week

Yes it has been a bit of a long week. All this week I was doing planning and slowly implementing a change up at work. A server there was having trouble and so I had to create a BDC(Backup Domain Controller) and then once everything worked promote it to a PDC(Primary Domain Controller). Since the …

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P.E.T.A. problems

Newsmax.com has a story about what happened to Roy of the odd show ‘Siegfried & Roy’. It is appalling that the group known as PETA can get away with some of the comments and actions they say and do. They sent a fax to Roy in the hospital blasting him for having an animal caged. …

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Not enough Keyboards…Or too many…

I need to dig up another keyboard. I know I have 10 or 20 of them somewhere. Well, AT style with the DIN connector types. I had to rehook the keyboard to the lackofpants.com webserver which is on my home connection tonight as the lights blinked and reset all the computers. Oh well, it is …

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Laptop temptations…

I am thinking of trying to put FreeBSD on my laptop. I was doing some research and it looks like everything will work on it but the only real way to know is to try it out. I think I will try ‘FreeBSD 4.8-Release’ as it should be a bit more stable than the 5.1 …

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Bugtracking and Sourceforge

One interesting thing I have found out is the problem with the broadcast storm issue on my DMZ at home was not just because of the NIC on the firewall but also an issue with the way a script parses and shows some wrong data. I decided to throw caution into the wind and play …

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Merging as it were.

It seems that the bank I work for, Community State Bank, and First Community Bank are merging. The latter bank is quite a bit larger than the former. From what it seems, this might just be a good thing for most if not all.

Too much to do…not enough time…

I have noticed that my time has gotten horribly limited these past few years. Between work and a personal life, which I am glad to have both, I don’t often have time to tinker or even be lazy. Oh well, I guess it just happens and according to my Dad, builds character. heh…

Birthdays all around

Well, my father had one on the 8th of this month. My Niece had one this past Saturday on the 20th. Mine is on the 23rd. I think I have a couple of other relatives that have it during September. I will be 25 this year. Time does go by rather fast. Oh well, it …

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Postfix/Courier and FreeBSD

It is interesting to be learning how to set up virtual domains using the aformentioned software. And on FreeBSD no less. I hope I get through this in one piece…heh. Well, The weekend is upon us and I got a wedding to go to on Saturday. No, not mine…yet. It is my girlfriend’s cousin, if …

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Can you say dragged out…

If you have not been watching the news recently then you might not know about the Texas 11, well now 10. I am not going long into this because it is an irritating subject but all this waste of money and time would not have been necessary if the stupid senators that skipped the state, …

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Explore, repair…repair…

I know, an odd title for this entry but as I was working I was thinking of the original Transformers movie where they first crashed to Earth. Teletran-1, their computer in the Ark, kept saying that. The Ark is the ‘name’ of their ship that crashed to Earth on the first episode/movie. Anyway, I had …

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Spirit investigations

I am thinking of trying to get in touch with the people of lonestarspirits.org and see if they maybe need any help. Paranormal activity is an interest of mine and has been for a while. Anyway, time to get ready to go home. Later…

A Computer Tech’s work is never done.

Today I am going to help out a nephew of mine. He is getting a computer and I am going to help him set it up, tweak it, and maybe tighten up security on it… I might even show him how to keep Windows updated just in case another hole or vulnerability is discovered which …

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Gotta reinstall soon…

I still have not reinstalled Windows 2000 on my main workstation. I have to do it soon or I will go insane. Windows is getting worse and worse… Well, soon it will happen, and all will rejoice.

Watch out for Pennywise…

Good ol’ Pennywise the clown. Yeah, I got IT on DVD a few days ago. It was under ten bucks so I went for it so to speak. It takes a lot for me to get tired of that movie. I turned on the commentary track with this most recent viewing. It had the director …

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