Recent blog entries for Eitch

Damn, I really don't have lucky... This past week was hell, I lost my 10gb HD with lots of work on it, and for days I'm trying to "ressurrect" it... I can't lost everything in there! Also, I tried to fix an old computer: a Pentium 133 with 16mb de RAM, for me to configure a file server with my Anime stuff. After succeding from the first time, I installed a Linux distro on it and it was working fine... When I tried to install two network cards, they simply stop functioning. Great, now I don't have a way to share my files for my new fansubber. Today I tried again to configure some things on the old machine, but now the problem is that it doesn't even boot.

From the good point of view, I went to some partys this weekend, including two of my friends' birthday, "reconciliate" some things with my ex-girlfriend and finally timed a script for the X-TV Episode 10. Tomorrow I'll try to fix the old computer and get some network cards, because I have to use Linux and continue writing TLM... Well, I also obtained the album Abigail II from KD, which is very good :) Well let's see what this week has to offer me...

Again, did nothing today! lol Yesterday I was unhappy, and I always do nothing when I'm unhappy with something. My fuel is happiness. Tonight I received a really bad news from my okossan, she told me that next month we will get cable tv and wireless internet cut down, and we are moving from this apartment soon. Why? We have made some investments on a english school in another city, and we are kinda without much money, so we gotta save some! Why do I have always such a big problem? First, I'm not working with nothing, second I'm not studying due the lack of responsability, third I don't have any chances with my ex- girlfriend anymore, and now this... I think I'll ocuppy my life saving money, and preparing myself for some big moves, like moving out, studying outside, and so on... In the middle time of that, I'll still contribute with everything that I can, to the community.

18 Feb 2002 (updated 18 Feb 2002 at 06:42 UTC) »

I woke up only to write and read e-mail, so I'll be short. Spent all day with a friend playing arcade. King Of Fighters 2000/2001 really rocks. After that I went home, and slept. I'm very unhappy, but this will pass.

Today I woke up late, 3pm, after spending all night at the computer. I completed the chapter 3 of TLM and began chapter 4, in which I wrote 9 sections. I also invited some people to watch over the guide while I'm writing, to give sugestion, warn about errors, and so on... If I continue like this, soon it will be complete! I only need opinions from others, what I should put in or so... Maybe you who is reading this can help? Hehehe, I need some ideas on what to write about basics of Linux, I have much of work done but it's in portuguese, so almost noone can read :D Anyway, good "questions" for me to answer are appreciated.

Back! Now I'm gonna log my development here in advogato! After installing another multi-serial board on an ISP in another city, I got back and begin to re-work in my manual, which is known as The Linux Manual (TLM). I also created a project to it and updated my old project page, Eitchdot.

I don't have a computer of my own, but I'm using my brother's one, which doesn't have Linux. Anyway, I use ssh to use Linux in some other computer, at my old work, or at the ISP, etc. Right now I'm listening to Mercyful Fate, and I finished chapters 1, 2 and 3 of TLM. Re-designed the page (Yes, html/php, because I'm too lazy to get sgml working and learning it). Much of a work for this only night... So I'm gonna make some more chapters tomorrow, I'm tired of typing! @_@

I didn`t post my diary yesterday, so I'm posting from yesterday here too. Today (23 Feb) I didn't do nothing, that's it. Just downloaded some Slayer's music and listening to it... Went to a birthday, but not stayed too long because I was kind bored and depressed. Yeah... I'm depressed...

22 Feb 2001

Worked a lot all day! That's it.

I just don't believe. The problem with those Windows clients is still a problem... Tomorrow I will try more, all day, and hopefully I will get some solution for it. BTW, I have finally configured my Linux box with Internet access and I'm using it now :) Thank god.

These days I will begin testing some other interfaces. I've always using WindowMaker, but it's time to see the others too: so I'm using now GNOME. It is a good desktop, friendly and easy-to-use. And with some themes, GTK+ get pretty good. I'm beggining to love GTK+. There isn't a better Window Manager than WindowMaker, but I love the programs made with GTK+. Next week I will begin using KDE2.

Nothing really interesting happened, so this is it.

Stressed day... Spent all night with the same girl (hihihi). I slept all the morning and woke up 2PM... In the work, I worked a lot on the servers, but with no success. There are two main servers, and one of them is using ipchains to share our link with IP Masquerading. The problem was that the Windows clients weren't working! It's just weird... When I send a icmp echo (ping) to some host, it replys, but when I attempt to connect on some host (for example, ftp or www on some external server), it fails. And it's not a problem in the server, because the Linux clients were sucessfuly working. Spent a lot of hours working on this problem, reviewing the Windows configuration, and it didn't work. I just HATE Windows :( Now I'm home finally, and I will try something tomorrow morning. I thought on a solution: switch the operational system of the clients to Linux! But some guys there didn't like the idea :) But someday... someday...

Laurinha-chan!!! :*

Hau! Completely busy day for me. After talking with a friend of mine all night on the phone, I slept for about 2 hours... From 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. I woke up because my boss called me, with the news that the routers arrived at the company. With this great news, I went to my company and began installing two Linux servers: One for web applications and another to e-mail applications. It went just fine and I'm very happy with our new link here. Linux is really a great system for everything...

I spent all day configuring the Linux servers, and when I finished, I picked up my computer and took my HD. I'm now reinstalling my Linux system because I don't want to use ReiserFS anymore... I made backups of my files, and now I'm putting them back. It is going fine... But I'm still here at work! Very tired, and tomorrow will be another day of full work! I love this :)

Now that I have my computer back, I will surely begin working on something useful for others...! And BTW, can anyone tell me where I change my passphare here at advogato?

Today was a great day! I did not do anything special, but it was good. All day sitted and doing nothing on the Internet. Ahh... There was a good thing at all! Me and some friends began a music marathon. We began listening all albuns from King Diamond. And that's it: 8 hours and 40 minutes of King Diamond's music!

I'm missing a lot my computer... The motherboard is malfunctioning and a new one is on the way. Until that, I have to use this stupid computer from my brother, that only have Windows! Argh! (Why Windows? He only play games)... But with luck, I will get my computer today and finally use Linux! And begin on making useful things.

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