27 Sep 2000 crudman   » (Journeyer)

Pop Dog: The dog that refreshes

Ah, I've been certified as a Journeyer. My thanks to those involved, guess I'd best make it worth everyone's while.

Recently returned from a trip to Phillip Island (extreme south of Victoria). A lot busier down there than I thought, Cowes is a nice place to visit. Had a coffee at "MadCowes" of all places.

The emulation article is just about done. The Playstation Emulator (FPSE, mentioned in an earlier entry) can't be tested, unless I can get a hold of some titles in the next few days. Considering there are only a few games that be properly played with it, it's becoming more of a non-issue.

The main file server (Netware) at work recently experienced a few issues. Seems a user decided to go nuts in creating/copying many different subdirectories, to the extent that Netware's own tools (FILER) wouldn't correct the problem. Connecting from a DOS box and running a DELTREE command would cause a NLM on the server to stop functioning, and the CPU utilization to sky-rocket (all without any actual progress). Fun stuff.

The solution? Fire up my Debian work box, insmod the IPX and NCP modules, ncpmount the troublesome volume, cd to the specific user account in question, and 'rm -rf' the subdirectory that wouldn't play fair. Two seconds later, it's gone. And my co-workers wonder why I use a UNIX varient in a win32 network. :)

A friend of mine is interested in building a small file/print/web server for home use, he's secured a P100 from a variety of parts lying about at his place of employ. Getting a few copies of RH7 made to help expediate the process.

icemonk: My correspondence with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) isn't paying off. They say LAN games of Counter-Strike won't even be considered for inclusion as an official Olympic event, until the year 2032, or when 'hell freezes over' (whichever comes first). Damn.

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