Category: Computers

Firewire it was called, and it was good…

I recently got a 3.5″ hard drive enclosure that has both Firewire and USB 2.0 connections on it. I did not want to use the usb side of things for a perm. solution so I went ahead and got a Firewire card. One thing I can say is that it may not be hooked directly …

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Tired of spam related crap

You know, it really irritates me when I come to make an entry and find that I have gotten spam comments. I really do not like having to delete them. It seems to be happening once a week or so. Anyway, lates…

Firefox is 1.0

I don’t know about you but I plan to start using it asap to see how the whole version number handles. I almost never use Internet Explorer now except for the Windows Update.

kiosking around

One of the many things on my plate is trying to get a Linux-based kiosk working for where I work. I have to get it stable then lock it down but make it still useable. I plan to use Firefox as the browser as it works rather well in Windows and Linux. I wanted to …

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Authentication methods…

A question was presented to me today regarding authentication methods for Windows 2000 servers(and *nix ones) across the Internet so only one login is necessary. While I think there are a few fielded answers, finding one to implement that is secure is not necessarily easy. RADIUS was proposed but Windows 2000 I am not sure …

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She’s ALIVE…again

I finally got my Win2k Server running again. I got a storage repository again. w00t… I still have it sitting on the bench though making sure it works fine before I hold the heavy-assed thing in the air with one arm and screw it back into the rack(yes, the case is rack-mountable). Once this one …

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Learning more and more…

Time has not been kind to me. I have to soon find time to get my Windows 2000 server going again and I plan to rebuild my Unix server that is running FreeBSD. I might wait until the 5.x series goes to stable if it has not already. It really depends on my mood of …

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Cisco stuff

Earlier this week I took a Cisco class. It taught me how to do subnetting and the like on the first day. After that we dove into Cisco routers and learned the in’s and out’s of them. We also learned a lot about the switches and some about the PIX firewall. I am jazzed a …

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theuncle.com a go go

“theuncle.com” is going to be moving hosting companies in the next few days. I am hoping the downtime will be kept to a minimum but one can only hope. I know I have not been updating for a while but I have been busy with work and other endeavors. I hopefully will have enough time …

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Cisco were art thou…

I know I have not updated in a while but life has in fact kept me busy. Tomorrow I will be finishing my move from my old apartment to the one my wife and I live in now. My computer room is still a mess because I have not had the time to clean it …

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IT LIVES!!!

Kramer was revived and is working again. I do not, as of yet, have Active Directory enabled on it but it is working fine as a local file server again. Now, my main system can back itself up to somewhere again. I am working on a computer right now that I am thinking of calling …

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Kramer problems

Yeah, I know it has been a few days or more since I last updated but being busy or tired tends to take up my time right now. Yesterday I was off of work because the banks were closed. Gotta love those bank holidays. Kramer, which is my Win2k Server, decided to die. I had …

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An Apple Mac with a life to live.

This past Sunday I got an Apple Macintosh G3 Tower from my father. He got it somewhere free and did not want it so I got to take it and ponder on the madness that is Apple Corp. While the processor is not that high on the Megahertz arena the operating system came up pretty …

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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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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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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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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.