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September 24th, 2010

The RH for this week is ctime.


Equinox in a few days

September 19th, 2010

Well it's here again, twice a year and this is the second time. Yes it's the Equinox. To be precise it's on September 23rd, at 3:09 UTC. It also marks the first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere. The southern hemisphere moves into spring.


Wildcarddnsd recurses!

September 19th, 2010

Update: whoops it has a bug, that causes a flood on a set of nameservers, I'll have to fix that. I hope noone is testing this just yet.


Random Hackepedia

September 17th, 2010

The RH for this week is Syscall.


Pre-ordered OpenBSD 4.8

September 11th, 2010

Well, I just pre-ordered OpenBSD 4.8 , for the maximum in Internet security. I bought it from OpenBSD Europe and with shipping, shipping insurance and paypal fees this cost 49.86 euros. Much better than the cost of Solaris these days. With every newer release OpenBSD releases a song. You can listen to it here.


The inside of uranus.centroid.eu

September 9th, 2010

It's my pride and joy. This (avi, 7MB) is uranus.centroid.eu. That's how it looked like on the first day I got it. I use the video to look inside it to know what slots the RAM is located, the vidcard is located and see what sort of expansion I can put into it. Right now it's changed a little. It has a second SSD card for the OS and I also put a PCI NIC in there for expansion of network stuff. There is also a chance that I'll be getting pluto, my parents old computer, I'll be networking that to uranus then. Also worth mentioning is that I recently found out that I don't get lockups if I turn off Hyperthreading, but I just can't live without Hyperthreading so I turned Speedstep off and it became just as stable.

PS: Yes this is really uranus2 but the old uranus was renamed neptun (no e, for german version of neptune) and my parents have it now. The next computer will likely be named saturn and then jupiter, mars, earth, venus, mercury, sun.


Randombot is off

September 8th, 2010

Well I got a cryptic email from the abuse department of my provider. Apparently I tripped over some honeypots and they thought randombot was a conficker.c type program. There go my plans on providing a search engine similar to Google! :-(. Randombot is off indefinitely.


God didn't create the Universe?

September 6th, 2010

Stephen Hawking says god did not create the universe. I'm not such a believer in god. I'm not even sure if god is still alive. But I do believe that god created the universe. It may have been a lot smaller back then, but it had to be a mechanism that created it. And I call that mechanism god. God doesn't look like us I believe and I surely don't think god chose our earth to live out his days with us. No. God is somewhere else or dead, but what we have, the laws of nature, the universe and the possible multiverse were all created by this creature. If god didn't create the universe then I don't think it's a true god, but rather a steward to the creator. Not quite the same thing. Peace.


Randombot beta

September 5th, 2010

One reason why Google has so much market share is that other people who don't use advertising don't use their resources to their fullest. Even though this blog has advertising it advertises on a voluntary basis and only for the open source projects (*BSD's). I looked at my server habits and noticed that I was using only 5-15GB traffic out of 512GB alloted to my vps plan. That's only 3%. I decided that I wanted to raise that traffic a little to perhaps 33%. Some people have suggested I put some porn on my website, but I don't have any porn to put up nor do I really want to serve pornography.

So I've written randombot. Randombot is a web spider that instead of looking up Internet names it just queries IP addresses and looks for default web pages. I've been running it 3 days now and it looks promising in raising my traffic. It also caches the content given to it, so far I have several hits on business sites to a farm sitter operation in australia. It delights me seeing someone elses website that randombot found, even though I can't use someones small business in virginia or somewhere. And I would have never _ever_ come across these sites if I were to google. Anyhow so far randombot is found at solarscale.de/randombot if anyone wants to check it out they can.

I do realise that there is a lot of websites that can't be reached because they don't use an IP solely for their website. That's tough. Also if you happen to come across porn with randombot please report it, I'll remove it, I've found some shocking stuff with randombot that I've deleted already.


Random Hackepedia

August 28th, 2010

The RH for this week is manual.


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