Jacob Smock

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Busy, So busy…

I have been a bit busy as of late or I would have posted more this week. I did add a few pictures to http://jacob.smock.com/ but mostly I have been hard at work and fixing computers for people. This weekend I have to bring a computer back to the Church that I do side work …

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Marriage and the like…

Well, the invite list is almost finalized. That is a sigh of relief as it has been a pain to get all of the names/address together for the list. I assume this wedding thing will be an interesting and fun(scary) step in my life. One thing I do know is that many people seem surprised …

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Floyd and FreeBSD

I have a computer I call ‘Floyd’. It is a Pentium 200Mhz MMX with 64Megs of SDRAM. It also has a couple of 8.4Gig hard drives. I installed FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE #0 on it and then installed Apache. It is behind a firewall on a DMZ by itself so hopefully that is enough to keep it …

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USB Keyboards thy name be evil…

One thing I have noticed is that USB keyboards work normally but any problems that might come up regarding a keyboard and you normally need a PS/2 keyboard instead since it tends to be totally hardware and specifically meant for working no matter what. I am working on a computer that is running Windows 98 …

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Hosting hosting everywhere…

Well, ‘smock.com’ is still hosted with ‘Liquidweb.com’ but it got moved to a newer server and some things upgraded. Instead of 750megs of storage I now get 2gig. Instead of 30gig of bandwidth I now get 50gig. I figure that is more than enough to keep me going. If all goes right and I am …

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Tired…but ready to do battle

Man am I tired. Today just dragged on with no sign of ending. I have been playing more with FreeBSD on one of my servers. Not much mind you but enough to get used to it a bit. I may know Linux a lot and that does migrate over rather well but things tend to …

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Weekend as it were…

I am glad the weekend has creeped up on me because I need it to take care of some stuff and do some quick learning of FreeBSD as I want to get it going on my home network. On another note, that Sobig.F trojan that seems to be going around is irritating me a bit. …

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Army of Darkness

I have to say when it comes to movies with good one-liners, ‘Army of Darkness’ starring Bruce Campbell, is one of the best there is. I doubt any movie will ever replace my favorite, which is Ghostbusters, but AoD might be up there in the ranks. I paused it a few minutes so I could …

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The Beast has a name and it is NT4

Well, up at work a PDC server is starting to go so I am creating a BDC that will hopefully take over until a permanent solution makes itself known. It is scary that I remember how to do just about everything in NT4 in almost all regards. One nice thing is that Windowsupdate seems to …

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Computer habit I curse thee!

Seems that every time I look around I see another computer part or electronic gadget that I want. Too bad the money situation is not healthy or I would be gathering them all to my fold. I am getting restless so I might end up reinstalling Linux on Floyd(my Linux box) and Windows 2000 Server …

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Of shows and seasons

I cannot say I watch a lot of TV shows but the few I do watch are hopefully going to be showing new episodes again soon. As I do not have anything more than regular TV stations I am not graced with the expense of cable or satellite programming. That is not necessarily a bad …

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W32.Blaster.Worm patch

This is of course a major irritation to have to make sure all the workstations that I lord over are patched. They all seem to be and this I guess was patched when I started doing all the updates. Below is a link from Symantec. Blaster.Worm fix/removal

Snowcones

Ahh, the simple joys of having a snowcone. Been a long time since I have had one. I got a large cup that contains the necessary ingredients pertaining to a snowcone. My favorite flavour(notice the English spelling) is ‘bubblegum’.

Burning burning everywhere

Well, at the moment I am making copies of data CDs. I have to make 2 copies of each CD and I have over 100 to make copies of. It will take a while but it has to be done. All this and on only 3 or so hours of sleep. I was off visiting …

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Travis’ Graduation

Well, it was interesting to go and watch him walk across the stage. Not used to being on the watching side of this ritual. I do know that the Texas Representative that did the commencement speech was boring to listen to. Afterward we all went to a Church that he goes to over in Huntsville, …

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Boredom I call it computers

Right now I am finding computers in general to be boring…or at least getting to be as such. I think it is because of the lack of a challenge. The only major challenge that I have left to learn is programming and time does not often permit the learning curve involved. I have some knowledge …

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Gambit of updates

You know, I have been updating the computers up at where I work now for the past two weeks as I have to work around the schedule of others. I do not mind that because that often is part of the job that IT Admins have to face. It is just that the updates are …

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Apophis yet again…

That same day that Apophis gave me problems I was able to use the Recovery Console to restore the Windows 2000 MBR. That did calm me down a bit from how irritated I was. I still am going to get Linux on there. I might give Mandrake one more try as when it is installed …

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Irritation thy name be ‘A Record’

If you do not know anything about DNS records and how they work then this will not make a great deal of sense to you. My niece was having trouble sending email to someone she knows as it would bounce back saying mail.theuncle.com was on a blacklist. I checked and it seemed the reason was …

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Visiting family

What a night. I went to visit my Grandpa so I could wish him a Happy Birthday and ended up talking politics with one of my aunts and a cousin until around midnight. It was fun though. Needless to say I got to sleep late.