22 Jun 2002 chipx86   » (Journeyer)

Sad :(

I'm a very sad person right now.

I was playing around with an eggdrop bot, which I plan on setting up as a logging bot and an infobot, and installed this script so I could have it DCC me (since I'm unable to DCC it within this firewall). PortSentry (which never worked until this very moment) caught the DCC attempt and decided to block me. So I removed myself from there, set myself up so I wouldn't be blocked again, and restarted it. Unfortunately, it didn't acknowledge that, and banned me the next time. I thought it was just annoying, and that I would go and try to fix it again, or just disable. But then it did something I didn't expect..

It rebooted my computer!

My uptime was 151 days. I was about to beat my record of 153. Sigh..... I guess now is a good time to go get that UPS I've been putting off buying...

Oh, and I uninstalled portsentry.


It seems UNIX is not for you, if you don't want an OS that you can't just install and be done with it. There are docs available, you just have to look around a bit more. I don't use BSD, but I have friends who do, and have found documentation on firewalls. I suggest either looking around, experimenting a bit, or choosing another operating system. If you want your Office 2000 and Madden Football 2002, stick with Windows.

Writing documentation is the tedious part of programming. As a person who maintains 11 (at last count) programs, not counting the ones I'm just a part of, I've realized that, though documentation is necessary, it takes away a lot of time that could be used writing the program. Not everybody needs to write the docs before the program. They teach that in school, but in the real world, it's not always necessary. Most programmers devise their own way of organizing the programs and planning them out.

As the Certification page states:

All of these levels are based on free software only, as defined by the Debian Free Software Guidelines . In general, you should base the level on work done in the last year.

I fail to see anything in there about basing certifications on what you think of the person. It seems to me that your activities on Advogato are a reflection of those in #webdesign. You do not accept the rules stated, and you go on long rants about things that should never be brought up in the first place. I cannot appologize to you, as I no longer even understand what you're mad about this week.

If you want to settle any of this, you meet me on IRC. Please keep the comments here about open source-related things, and try to say something positive once in awhile, please. I know I'm not the only person who has grown tired of the bashing, insults, and negative criticisms.

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