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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…


bit-barrier is online and working fine. It took me a bit to get all of the network segments set up. Specially when I failed to remember that I had staticaly assigned eegors network data. I had to go back through all of it by hand and change things to the Read more…


Well the hardware is assembled and running. I will let it run and burn in for the next week before putting it into full service between my network and the rest of the internet. All I can say right now is “bit-barrier lives!!”


For Christmas I was given some of the things I wanted most. I got a pair of Gigabit NICs from Intel, a CF-to-IDE adapter and cash. The cash partialy went to the purchase of an Athena Power rackmount chassis with power supply and a 1u cooler for the socket 478 Read more…


I would like to wish all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.


I have been looking to try out another distribution as I have started having issues with the one I use now. Granted they are all personal but even a personal issue is an issue. Upon the recommendation from a friend in an IRC channel I frequent I looked into CRUX. Read more…


I recently had need of a cli player that would play streams as well as local files. I had used noxmms previously so i figured to use it again. It is basically xmms with the GUI stuff stripped out. I ran into an issue trying to build it related to Read more…


I have been working on acquiring the hardware to build a new firewall for my home network. Recently I was given an AMD board along with an Athlon 2000+ CPU and video card. Go figure almost right after I find a computer sitting next to the trash drop point in Read more…


A simple for used to verify data integrity is md5sums. You can think of an md5sum as a hash fingerprint of a file. Change a file and the md5sum will change. It is very common for files one downloads from the Internet to have an md5sum you can use to Read more…

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