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Name: Doobee R. Tzeck
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I'm trying to be a cypherpunk.
But at the Moment I'm trying even more to make my final examinations at university...


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<h3>Studying again.</h3>

Tomorrow I get my Homework which will keep me busy for the next 4 weeks. Unfortunaly I didn't spend my week of holiday with enough coding but did to much admin-stuff

I wanted to do somethig like the kewl mqlhttpd for apache, so I started mod_kewl. Along th first few lines of code I ran into Problems:
It seems apache response handlers can't be changed. So I can't use mod_kewl to get data from (e.g.) mod_php. Might be doing tricks with mod_rewrite and proxying. A kewl proxy would be kewl at all. Surfing the k00l web. Surfing the web with Markow Chains ist kewl, too.

Uahh First part of my final Examinations is done. This feels so good. So far I have brought ddnsd to nearly 0.1 state. Next week I will try to bring dmailb5</ a> to a end-user friendly state and then the exams will go on ...

I did' the first two of my exams - uff. After 5 hours of test it is nice to sit down and just surf arround without always thinking "I should learn now".
Tommow there will be the third test - the hardest one - and then at night the Hackschiff. That will be cool! 400 Hackers going on a cruise on the river Rhine! Im looking foreward to this.

[Still learning not enough]

Reading people talk about Unix sucks; StarOffice to be free send my emotions quite high. Tey try to make Unix something different. The idea behind Unix are small, specialized Programms which integrate well. If your code is longer than a few thousand lines, throw it away. If you can't communicate via pipes, make your data structures more simple.
Complex things aren't build by constructing them complex but by integrating a lot of simple things togethte something more complex. Thats how nature works and thats how Unix works. If you want something different, use something different. gnarf.

ddns was proceeding a bit the last days. I have declared it now alpha2 and build rpms and a FreeBSD Port of it. It was interesting to learn the different packaging systems end even more interesting to find out that a static linux binary is about 5 larger than the same on FreeBSD. I'll try to get an account on an AXP machine to test if my code is 64 bit clean.

The client of ddnsd is now in a state to be usable by end-users (if they are Unix hackers ;-). I wanted to build a GUI client for my Mac and decided to go cross-plattform. My first try was Python but tkinter looks ugly and there was no rijndael Implementation in python and I wasn't in the mode to write one on my own.
Next try: java. It sucks. Why have they mix up programming language, library and virtual machine under the same name? But I was able to mock up a prototype in just a few hours. Rijndael is in cryptix so there should be a java-client for ddns at the end of this summer.

Then there will be the real thing (tm): a Unix console version and there will be a java version for the GUI people on all platforms.

I should write an article why I consider dynamic ddns important.

The last few days I didn't manage to spend much time learning - I got into hack mode (damm) and hacked the ddns packet into a usable state. It has still a Long TODO-list, but at least the dynamic dns client is in a state that it can be used by other people.

Now I can find peace of mind and get some sleep - and the back to learning fot the final examinations.

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