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Total Rip-Off, I'm gonna keep it!

April 12th, 2013

I ordered a book called "Berkeley Yacc" in hopes that I can understand how yacc works better because the other book isn't doing it for me. Well yesterday I got it. 100 pages of wikipedia printed. 2 pages covering the story behind yacc but no internal explanations. Now because the book has Unix and OpenBSD mentioned in it I'm gonna keep it but it's not worth 33 euros! Perhaps 6.95 or such. I left a "rezension" on amazon.de regarding this with the title "glad to put money in your pocketses" or something. Since there is a robots.txt file protecting this blog you won't be able to google my disappointment but I felt I needed to let it off my chest.


EFnet.XS4ALL.NL has K-lined Hetzner.de IP's

April 8th, 2013

I got this message on my IRC window:

[16:50:23] :efnet.xs4all.nl 465 pjp :You are banned from this server- heztner.de
 are no longer welcome on efnet.xs4all.nl, due to leaking information to kiddies
. Fuck right off, hetzner. (2013/4/8 14.50)(0x0d)                               
[16:50:23] :pjp!~pjp@trojan.solarscale.de QUIT :Connection closed(0x0d)         
[16:50:23] ERROR :Closing Link: trojan.solarscale.de (Connection closed)(0x0d)
I do hope both parties will come to an agreement to once again let me IRC through hetzner. Pretty sick by xs4all to put pressure on hetzner this way though.


Pre-ordered OpenBSD 5.3 CD

April 6th, 2013

I have pre-ordered OpenBSD 5.3 CDs from Lehmanns.de. Last year Lehmanns was late. Hoping it will be different this year.


I'm still anti-nuclear

April 2nd, 2013

.. and I'd like to say that I'd like to see a nuclear free a) Germany , b) Europe , c) Planet. Although c is much harder to achieve than a or b, I still want to let people know that I support german dismemberment of nuclear power plants. We can do it without these power plants I'm sure of it.


Goodbye Source!

April 1st, 2013

A large company's spokesman has approached me and offered 100,000 dollars for my source code found here . I'm going to buy a tablet with that money, and possibly getting rid of all my computers that have a keyboard.


Next wednesday is SVP Radio's 2nd year anniversary

March 30th, 2013

Do a search for "anniversary", we've been doing this two years now. This time there isn't as many pictures as last anniversary but it's also our second and not the first.


My sorta first ruby program

March 30th, 2013

I was watching "the bourne identity" last night and during the breaks I programmed on my first ruby program, here it is:

#!/usr/local/bin/ruby -w

# this program reads from argv and takes a name argument it then says hello

if ARGV.size == 1
        input = ARGV[0]
        exit 1

# ok we got a name lets do something with it

if input == "peter"
        puts "hello peter, nice of you to come back to me"
elsif input == "jason"
        puts "mr bourne, you're still in paris?"
        puts "hello " + input + ", how are you?"

#Process.kill("ABRT", Process.pid)

exit 0
A friendly person in an efnet channel made a 1 liner out of this:
#!/usr/local/bin/ruby -w

puts ({ "peter" => "nice of you to come back to me peter", \
"jason" => "still in paris mr bourne?" })[ARGV.shift]

Process.kill("ABRT", Process.pid)
I later added the SIGABRT's in order to look at the size of the memory image and his has a larger memory footprint than mine. I guess size is misleading.


OpenBSD has released it's 5.3 Song

March 25th, 2013

OpenBSD the OS that strives for best security has released it's most recent media, the 5.3 song. They are also doing pre-orders for the 5.3 release at OpenBSD.org. If you've been using OpenBSD and downloading it from the Internet, consider buying a copy once in a while. It makes all the difference.


Switched emea to FreeBSD

March 24th, 2013

I have switched my EMEA vps to FreeBSD. It took all day as I had to configure jails in it, but I think I'm mostly done. I'm just watching the 1st backup of it go through to my online storage.


First day of Spring! Goodbye Winter!

March 20th, 2013

Just like the Hooray! that I let out in 2011, I'm very excited that this winter is gone. I'm hoping we get blue skies this spring as well. BTW that link when you click it has a picture with an Analemma on it. I made a mistake with the equinoxes they are in fact further down and not at the joint of the figure eight. Oh well, I can't always have correct astronomy, astronomy is a learn cycle, based on wrong assumptions and proofs (although I didn't proof the analemma I just read about it in a astronomy magazine, which proofed me wrong).


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