7 Mar 2001 jbowman   » (Journeyer)

Ugh, it's late. I should be going to bed, but instead I'm writing my thoughts down in my diary. Ah well, bed is almost here.

Lots of spinwebd hacking going on. Building up the command- line client now and further modularizing things. I really should put up a new version, but since it's a) not listed anywhere outside of advogato and b) doesn't appear to have anyone using it, I'm not too worried. suso and I probably need to sit down and chat at some point, as he's doing some work with frontpage server extensions that I could probably fold into spinweb in some manner.

Looks like both I and my roommate will be performing our own mini install-fest this weekend. He needs to rearrange his partitions so he can play more l33t W1nd0z3 G@m3z, and I need to both rebuild the NAT box we use as a gateway to the world and resurrect the RedHat install on my workstation so I can actually work on it again. The RH 7.1 betas ate most of my disk, unfortunately, and I've been busy with stick-stuff so I've not had a chance to get to it yet. The NAT gateway just needs upgrading as it's some weird mix of RedHat 6.2 and 7.0 beta, I think. I may try the 7.1 beta on it to see how it goes (and to make my life a bit easier, as it's already got 2.4.x and iptables). I also need to go in and actually audit/rewrite the firewalling stuff I use, as it's currently lacking in some areas. It had been servicing a 56k modem line for so long that some things are no longer optimized properly. Also, I need to go over my NAT entries to make sure the proper things are getting SNAT'd and DNAT'd. I think I have a few things that are slightly off in those areas, which would explain the occasional oddity for outbound connections.

DSL rocks my tiny yellow world. That's all I'll say on that subject.

Looking back over my various perl projects both present and past, I'm amazed at far I've come. I "know" I learn really fast, but looking back over the products of that learning ability still amazes me sometimes.

Hmmm. I didn't mention this last update, but I recently quit the mud I've been playing/Imm'ing/playing/chatting on for almost 6 years. Even my mile-wide stubborn streak apparently has its limits, as I finally got tired of dealing with the bullshit and lies. It's disappointing when the head Imp is an unrepentent jerk. Sigh. Anyway, I had a very long, very colorful history playing on there, along with some fun memories, but it's time to move on and pursue other interests. Like finally getting around to actually _producing_ a 'reay for public consumption' mud again. Writing more serious code for that sort of requires I get a working Linux install on my workstation, however, so see above.

This past week or so has been a good demonstration of the sheer idiocy our management can conspire to bring about and allow to continue to exist. It's been a particularly grumbly week for jlf. If I hadn't already given him his Morphine, I'd suggest a nice drug cocktail to ease his troubles.

Looks like voltron finally broke the coding block and has started in on redesigning portions of ithought. This reinforces my desire to get my workstation back up and running properlym, so I can build RPMs and try my best to learn how to hack with gtk. :)

Ahh, time for sleep.

[ "Sometimes I give myself the creeps..." ]

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