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August 7th, 2007

Monkey Wrench

No Comments, News, by andarius.

It seems I have managed to throw a monkey wrench into my feeds. It think it relates to the shell script for handling images. A few of the feed types show the whole post. In the case of this one post it has a bunch of things that don’t jive in HTML and cause problems. The “pre” and “code” tags are of no help. Most often all but the rss2 feed work. If you have issues with the others please try reloading them.

Once I get my system back up to par with all the stuff I use I will address this issue to ensure it does not happen again. Till then sorry for the breakage.

July 31st, 2007

Winds of Change

No Comments, News, by andarius.

I will be writing a good bit more here soon. I will either have a WHOLE lot more time or a little more time. Of course the more I have the more I plan to write.

Just thought I would drop in and make a note to help those out there who may end up like me. I recently installed Slackware 12.0 on my system. As i noted before it was with kernel 2.6.22 as a custom build. Well all was fine till I went to set up my WiFi. It seems madwifi version 0.9.3 does not like my kernel version. So I had to upgrade to CVS. Once I got madwifi installed I had issues with wpa_supplicant-0.5.8. Go figure right. Well there is a development release of 0.6.0. After banding around with this a bit all is well again. Wooo Hooo!

More to come on the changes around here and packages and files soon. I would promise but I may get lazy. 🙂

Linux nutron 2.6.22 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jul 23 23:56:23 EDT 2007 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

July 2nd, 2007

Slackware 12.0

No Comments, Linux, by andarius.

Well it is out. Slackware 12.0 was officially released earlier this evening. Sporting a spiffy current kernel (at present anyways) and all sorts of other upgrades. To get the full details check out

I myself will not be upgrading right away. As I am not a fan of full install and I am a fan of building my own kernels I will wait a bit longer. Since my system is running extremely well with 11.0 why mess with it? Perhaps shortly after the kernel version 2.6.22 is out I will look into wiping my drives and installing 12.0. That should not be to far off. Plus this will give things a little time to hit any bumps that may come along.

June 21st, 2007

Endian Firewall Community

No Comments, Security, by andarius.

Just thought I would pass on a bit of data. There are several firewall distributions out there in the net. Many of them are really good. Some are better than others. One that you I have not seen much of is actually my current favorite. Endian Firewall. This is a feature rich firewall distribution that does a lot and offers control over more than most of the others you can get for free.

Main things I like that it has from the start is outbound firewall control, application-level proxies for various protocols (HTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP) with antivirus support, virus and spam filtering for email traffic (POP and SMTP), content filtering of Web traffic. The feature list is rather nice.

If you are looking into a firewall solution check it out.

Link : Endian Firewall Community

June 17th, 2007

State of Mentality

No Comments, News, by andarius.

Often I see, read or hear some one talking about how things should be done on a computer. Because I am a Linux user I see it most when I am in an IRC channel or looking at a How-To or something of that manner. I think the general idea is a very good one. Share the information as best as you can if you have it. I have a pretty big issue with how it is done at time however and that issue is growing with time.


June 3rd, 2007

##slackware Terror

No Comments, Hardware, Linux, News, by andarius.

Just thought I would make a quick note on hardware usage. There was talk in the irc channel ##slackware on freenode about Urban Terror and setting up a server. Well I had some spare hardware and figured why not.

I quickly threw together some hardware and put the thing on line. Got the basics going and set up the needed access and handed it over. So if you are in to that sort of stuff drop in to ##UrbanTerror on freenode and get the latest info.

I have a new firewall going in soon. Until then the hardware will likely sit where it is as it is. After the firewall goes in I may move it around. If you want to see what one can do when they are up late and inspired have a look at the links below for some images.

Hardware Shots:
Image 1
Image 2

May 27th, 2007

Handling Images

No Comments, Code, by andarius.

I get pretty lazy when it comes to processing close to a hundred images for placement on a web site. First I need to make sure they are turned the right way. Then I need to make a thumbnail. Then I need a scaled down version for main display. To finish things off the thumbs need to be in the thumbs directory and the originals need to be in hi-res. Gahh that is a lot of work.


May 11th, 2007

Slackware & pidgin

No Comments, Linux, News, by andarius.

I will not comment much on this. Just want to make sure people know about it. Read further to see why pidgin is no longer in the main stream of Slackware.


April 29th, 2007

awk this

No Comments, Linux, by andarius.

I have had some issues the past few days using slackpkg to update my system. After a bit of rummaging through things I narrowed it down and fixed it. It would seem my install of gawk had some how gotten hosed. Go figure. I think it had something to do with my system but one can never be too sure.

In any case, a reinstall from a known good (insert squared me right up.

April 28th, 2007

Customized for Windows

No Comments, Rant, by andarius.

The lack of support for the Linux operating system still strives to date. I don’t understand why businesses and other large corporate structures do things the way they do.


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