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May 2nd, 2015
Well my May 1st went like always. Early in the morning I ftp'ed my OpenBSD
stuff that I needed to upgrade to 5.7. And I upgraded my computers here at
home throughout the day. I believe the OpenBSD store apologized and said
they'd be shipping the CD's around May 7th. There was talk of a damaged
master CD and the delay at the manufacturing plant producing the CD's. DeRaadt
mentioned this is the first time in 20 years this has happened. I wonder what
outside forces caused this... oh well we'll never know.
My setup with chrome being exported from another account stopped working, and
I didn't realise it. I noticed I couldn't move the window anymore, it was
stuck where it opened. So I thought the windows manager was to blame and I
tried out kde4. KDE4 is good and all but I couldn't set a timezone. Then
after 2 logins it wouldn't load and left me with a blank screen after login.
It had to go. So I went back to fluxbox wm and got rid of the chrome browser
hack, now chrome worked fine. This leaves me somewhat vulnerable but at least
I can paste urls again, a feature that was greatly missed.
April 30th, 2015
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: logger exiting, pid 19759
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 32319
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 2355
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 28754
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 28494
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 12653
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 5519
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 6672
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 31236
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: server exiting, pid 10641
Apr 30 01:10:32 supercluster httpd: parent terminating, pid 22967
No indication on what caused it though. I did have a lot of chinese IP's
try to log in as root on my sshd on port 1022 though. Anyways the httpd
is back up.
April 29th, 2015
When my family and I immigrated to Canada in 1987 (we eventually returned to
Germany) I attended Avon Public School for grade six. Checking up on
Stratford News I noticed the school building closed in 2005 and just recently
torn down / demolished.
I guess the school only remains a memory now more than before.
April 28th, 2015
Google has announced their students for Google Summer of Code. OpenBSD is
participating and I think the highlight is porting HAMMER2 to OpenBSD. Here
is an introduction to HAMMER
at DragonFlyBSD's website. I'm intrigued and excited, but also a little
concerned whether I'd be able to run hammer with all its options. Nonetheless
a brilliant code!
April 24th, 2015
25 years ago the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low earth orbit.
It allowed astronomers to see stars, nebulas, galaxies and other universe
properties without having to worry about cloud cover interference. Happy
Feel free to browse through any of these, there is some real awesome photos
especially in the first link (check it's archive).
April 24th, 2015
My doctors always tell me I should walk more in order to get healthier so I
went to the park today.
Sorta like what Carl Sagan said about the cosmos, we've tested the water and
the water seemed inviting. I think I'll be doing more of this this spring.
April 22nd, 2015
Forgot about blogging this. Last friday I made the transaction to Theo.
This is the 2nd quarter donation bringing up donations to 100 euros for this
April 22nd, 2015
I bought Tommy Lee Sparta's Hero and Spartan Soldier. Thanks goes to SVPRadio
for making me aware of the first song, and I took a liking to the second as
well it reminds me of the Film that I watched in german called 300. Thanks
goes to Youtube for teasing me to buy this.
April 22th, 2015
Forgive me, I'm not really religous. I believe in a god though. When
playing with xephem I noticed that the vernal equinox happened around the
time Jesus died, in easter. And what is really interesting in this all is
that the vernal equinox back then was really close to the constellation
Aries. Given mistakes in calculations I beg to tell that Jesus's death
was the start of a new age, the Age of Pisces. The time when the vernal
equinox would be in the constellation pisces for 2160 years or so. It isn't
exactly 2160 years but close. The next age is Aquarius and I wonder if Jesus
will reappear just before that time too. Now you may think that this is too
Astrologic mumbo jumbo... but the fact is that with precession of the
equinoxes the point in the sky for the vernal equinox moves in retrograde
April 21th, 2015
Look at this excerpt printed to .ps and later converted to .jpg with gimp.
This came from xephem 3.7.7 RC3, a fantastic program. One thing I noticed
however that if you go forward in time the position of the Vernal Equinox
which is indicated here as "VEq" does not shift. In another program called
stellarium it does change, and the coordinates of RA/DEC change as well with
time. I don't know if this is proper that these coordinates change with time
but as a rule always provide the date when giving RA/DEC coordinates please.
Future Astronomers (in 2500 years) may appreciate that.
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