Recent blog entries for trelane

A few thoughts here on IRC administration, and the best way to keep your oline on servers you oper on. First off you need to know what you are doing, before you're opered, before you're linked. Training on the job gets servers packeted. Secondly when a network decides to delink your server but does not remove your oline, common curtousy would dictate that one not /kill the network administrator. Sadly I guess I expect too much out of some people, and things like this happen.

Well hey, it's been awhile, been busy doing the bouncing from job to job thing. I'm in a stable and decent paying job now (at least for me it's the most I've ever made, and I have chances for promotions even!). I'm working with magenet again, which gives me a chance to repay a few debts I've long owed. WOPN and I have parted ways, did so several months ago, I now admin and, and have enjoyed that greatly.
Magenet will be back in force soon, we're working hard, and if I'm inattentive to you on irc, I'm sorry but magenet is my first priority. The pointer has been trashed, so don't use it! Trelane.Net still works. I'm trying to get another radio going but it's been a long road. I'll write more later I just dont' feel like dumping 6 months worth of stuff here.

29 May 2002 (updated 29 May 2002 at 00:58 UTC) »

just figured I'd post an e-mail to let everyone know I've gotten e-mail working and dns hosting done on my firewall so I could learn exim/pop3, anyone who wants to help (free e-mails for all!) let me know. Also the webpage will be up shortly, currently at but soon

For those who wonder, WOPN continues along, Vorbis continues to mature, and the mic is awesome, perhaps we'll test some more tonight. Duscussion continues on the best ways to attract bands.

I will be adding more content to the webpage, including faq's things that come in handy (mostly odds and ends, this didn't work on this machine untill I did X type stuff), so please don't flame me for the current lack of content.

3 Apr 2002 (updated 3 Apr 2002 at 05:04 UTC) »

Well after several hours today and yesterday working with DarkIce, Ices2, and IceCast2, I've figured out that the problem is in relation to devfsd. Apparently it binds to the devfsd device and receives no data, and encodes empty frames and streams silence. Now here is the kicker. Silence in both lame and oggvorbis encodes down to nearly nothing. So nearly nothing infact that remote clients time out before they buffer, but they are now connecting and buffering which as lilo pointed out, is great progress. I would like to see this work and hopefully we'll find a fix.

Almost forgot, this just in from the did-I-really-need-this-new-hardware-dept.

I got a new professional Shure SM58 Mic, and another half gig of DDR WOOHOO!

Well WOPN Continues, this project is growing not in work done but work that truly needs to be done to be done right.

ogg/vorbis while solid to listen to is HORRIBLE to stream right now, and we havn't the slightest how the brits got it working.

on the music front a few bands have been tentatively contacted, and further hopefully will actually respond. again if you know someone who wants their music played we're going to put up an info page on sourceforge. the wopn sourceforge project has been registered. don't expect much more for a main page than a plaintext white sheet, it's going to be exceptionally dry on that site as its more a technical reference than a public page and may be a collection of the project workers whims more than anything. if you have anything to add or suggest to it please let us know.

To prove I am not always working I am attempting to in the shortest time I can manage achieve a 50 karma on /. (what can I say I'm bored)

28 Feb 2002 (updated 4 Mar 2002 at 09:14 UTC) »

well I finally got around to createing one of these now that I'm actually involved in a project. As ogg/vorbis become more stable it looks like WOPN is close to getting off the ground. This project aims not so much to free code as to free music, and due to the strong musical background in my family, I'm honored to be a part of this. An e-mail has been drafted to one band already but not sent and we're looking for others to help out. if you read this and have a band and would like your music put out on the WOPN radio when it finally reaches maturity, please let me know, along obviously with the necessary music samples.

in other news it was an exciting day as the localizations project kicked off on dungeonfyre, when unbeknownst to me one of my .eu opers rewrote most of the ircd output in swedish. it struck me that although services had been highly localized, the ircd hadn't. I with the help of my bilingual staff have started work on localizations for the various servers, that will be posted under the GPL (to co-incide with hybrid). I may try to write the french version if I get time, but my french is rusty.

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