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It was asked recently how to generate a random HEX key for something like WEP. A bash one liner can do this for you using the following: string=0123456789ABCDEF && for i in $(seq 1 32); do pos=$(($RANDOM%15)) && key=${key}${string:$pos:1}; done && echo $key


I find my self in a small predicament. I have a network share on my server via NFS. This is where I store all my media such as anime and music so I can get to it from any of my computers. The slight catch is the kid uses Windows Read more…


Well I got a bit motivated and finally wrote the code to run the files section of the site. As usual it is nothing massive or complex and uses a simple concept. Not much up there now but I hope to get more on there soon. As usual enjoy! 😉


My pirate name is: Dirty James Kidd You’re the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean — not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. Even though you’re not always the traditional swaggering gallant, your steadiness and planning make you a Read more…


I passed along that I had gotten a new 1u rack mount server to replace what I was using for my home server. It is an IBM xSeries 330 model which is a bit older but I got it very cheap so it suites me fine. The order of the Read more…


I have been under the pile of to-dos lately but I am working on getting things moving again. Primary task as of late was the addition of a new server. I got an IBM xSeries 330 from ebay for 47$ after shipping. This machine replaced photon which was an aging Read more…


On the second of May Slackware 12.1 was released. While I no longer run Slackware on my desktop system it still lives on my server machine. So an upgrade was in order of course. While I don’t really favor upgrades it is an upgrade of versions. To prep a full Read more…


I am reminded daily how lazy and spoon fed the average person is these days. I shall give you a prime example which I actually witnessed first hand myself. While serving as the IMO/ISAO of a company I was tasked to update and add some software to a good number Read more…


I was faced with a hard decision this last Saturday. The hard drive I used on eegor failed Friday night. So of course not having a suitable replacement on hand I had to decide on an upgrade path for the hardware I had. When I am done I hope to Read more…


I thought I had written something up on this before but am unable to find it. Just in case here it is again. My move to CRUX was in the coming for some time. I was highly motivated to move to another distribution a little bit back when dealing with Read more…

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