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5 Aug 2002 (updated 19 Aug 2002 at 19:10 UTC) »


"Freedom cannot be negotiated. It is rarely given. It is usually won at great cost and sacrifice. Once lost... the price for regaining it will be ever higher. I come from a people who believed that the opposite of war was peace. We learned the hard way that the opposite of war is more often slavery.. and that strength... strength alone can suport freedom." -Captain Apollo, from Experiment in Terra by Glen A. Larson


Moving my computers from basement to 2nd floor. Wife's crafts from 2nd floor to basement. Praise God for the Hot Tub.


"Managing" a miniture golf course to pay for city fireworks.

VOLUNTEER - Marching Band

Getting ready to open the Football concensions stand to pay for band. (science and football are using most of the tax money) Music is just as important as football, music will last a lifetime, A football career is history after ?? some "young age".

Still trying to crack into my zip disk that I forgot the password. The drive is so slow for each try of my cracker program that exhaustive search is taking months and I am only up to 6 character tries.

Looks like progress on IEC at MatPLC a GPL PLC project with IEC as part of it. Maybe I will just help out there. A use this as a standalone W/GCC IEC compilier.

They are also want to use MODBUS, at which I have done a LOT of implementaions.

5 Days of virus - the people kind, not the computer kind. BLAA.

Found a paper on new RFC input format:

http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/papers/draft-schulzrinne- rfc-00.pdf

Looks like i need to check the mailing list cited.

Thinking about transforming all of the RFC's into XML (see rfc 2629). I like the feature of auto-transformation from XML into HTML, PS, PDF, RTF, TXT...

Did a little work on transformation via C program. Searched the WEB, could not find where someone else has done this wholesale. Some people have done their RFC orginally as XML. Using these as templates.

The RFC editor seems to hide the orginal source of the RFC's (nroff format)

Anyone with more ideas?

Bought two new books from O'Reilly at Borders one was 20% off, YES! The other was not! WHY? All other O'Reilly were! My wife dragging me to Tulsa (45 miles each way) was worth it. "XML in a nutshell" and "LEX & YACC".

Some nice people replied? to my diary entries and I can not see those replies! Anyone tell me how to do this? or am I on too much Diet Dr Pepper!

19 Dec 2001 (updated 30 Dec 2001 at 03:28 UTC) »

My son's computer got a virus. Sent out about 250 emails before AOL shut ALL of us down. They assume that you have only one computer. The only error message they give is invalid password!

The first time I called (wrong 888 #) they hung up on me, because too many people were waiting for tech support. After calling the second time, they turn my accounts back on and forced some unknown download into AOL. Who knows what it did to my computer (but not my son's) ;) They have placed a warning on my account for SPAM! Three strikes and your out of AOL. Boo-Hoo

The virus scanner missed it during infection, but found and fixed it on a manual check.

Oh Well! I was about to shut AOL down anyway. Switching emails to my cable provider was about done.

Opened a project on Savannah. Trying to setup my linux to connect and transfer the few files that I have (lexx & yacc source) plc.l plc.y http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/plc2c/

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