Archive for May, 2007

Oh hi, I’ve made an internet.

May 26th, 2007 No comments

In an effort to learn more about Packet Filter logging on Pipboy (my firewall), as well as basic html stuff, I threw this page together:

The graphs are from pfstat, credit to Daniel at whose pfstat.conf I pretty much copied straight up from his page on the subject and modified for my use. But that’s pretty much how I learn… I take something that works (if available) and mess with it till I can make sense of it. Then I can manage to craft something of my own.

Yeah… I know it’s not very exciting, and to non-nerds it’s just a big wad of “yeah, and?”. But I’ve wanted historical data in some marginally human-readable format for a while and I like documenting new, however trivial, things in my el-jay.

EDIT – I’ve already fiddled a little. The file Daniel had reported 24 hour data sets which isn’t as useful on a relatively low traffic device like mine (it ends up being a forest of discrete spikes). So I edited the config file to make it do 4 hour graphs to use as the main display on the page, and allow the user to click on the graphs for a 24h display. sexy, yes?

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All humans are not created equal

May 25th, 2007 1 comment

For any of you who have jokingly said “but where’s the “any” key?” when prompted to strike any key by a program….

Not even kidding

For some people, it’s not a joke. They need to make a key labeled “any” on the keyboard, and put a small glass vial of cyanide under the key instead of the normal hardware. That should fix the issue.

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Not as cool as tourmaline

May 23rd, 2007 5 comments

Gem of the week:

This is a source of infinite entertainment. Careful though, messages are often NSFW. Basically:

– Dude got LED sign.
– Dude sets up LED sign in computer room in basement.
– Dude allows internets to post anonymous arbitrary messages on the sign unmoderated
– Dude has a camera taking snapshots updated in real time.

Check it out if you’re bored. everyone at work was playing with this the other day, abusing the crap out of the anonymous aspect of it. Tons of fun to mess with eachother.

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May 14th, 2007 4 comments

Watching this season of The Sopranos is like watching bad reality TV. It is made of fail.

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TV? on MY internets? It’s more likely than you think

May 12th, 2007 1 comment

For those who don’t know yet, I’ve been rocking this site for a while now. It’s good lovin. It’s changed hands a few times but has been stable at this URL for a while.

^^^^^^ go there. thank me later.

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Serious business

May 10th, 2007 1 comment

Current headline on CNN at work:

“Florida workers stung by bees”

There’s a helicopter providing coverage. Of the workers. Who were stung by bees.

The TV is muted now since it’s been a busy day, and maybe there’s more to this story than the headline suggests. Perhaps the bees are alien robot pirate ninja bees, and they shoot missiles from their asses. Maybe I’m missing the big picture. Workers. Stung by bees. That’s what CNN is reporting on.

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May 10th, 2007 No comments

I imagine this is much what it would look like if one’s lower torso were to explode.

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Lol wut

May 5th, 2007 No comments

Only in New England:


Hi 71°F

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Batter up

May 4th, 2007 No comments

So there was this guy behind me in an Audi on the drive home and he had a baseball glove on one hand. Yeah, like for reals. not just holding it, he was wearing it. What could go wrong?

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more economy of words

May 2nd, 2007 3 comments

normal office: “Guys, I think I might be getting a cold. I’ll try to wash my hands frequently, but be careful when coming into contact with anything in my work area”

didata: “I’m getting the plague. You guys are fucked.”

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