Archive for 2004

xmule segfault problems

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004

-sigh- xmule is being difficult again. I’m busy with the upgrade of the rh9 box to fc2, but this is really an old problem. xmule-1.8.2-1.0.rh9.dag is what’s currently installed and working xmule-1.8.2-1.fc.i386 breaks on start up with a segfault. xmule-1.8.2d-1.0.rh9.dag.i386 breaks on start up after trying to init, with a segfault. xmule-1.8.2-1.1.fc2.dag.i386 breaks on […]

vnc session manager update

Monday, August 2nd, 2004

during the upgrade of tight vnc i discovered that vnc session manager did not detect now-deleted, but running servers. A small patch fixes the bug

tight vnc for fedora core 2

Monday, August 2nd, 2004

I was rather bummed that tight vnc’s server still depends on XFree86 (which is now replaced by xorg-x11 in fc2). So I got hold of the latest tightvnc server (1.3dev5-1.i386), changed the spec file, and rebuilt it for FC2 (1.3dev5-1.fc2.i386) If you want it come and get it, if you don’t trust my build, go […]

the west strikes again!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2004

After my previous post about dead disks, one of server’s disks (surprise surprise the same WD make) stopped working after a reboot this morning. Lucky it was only a development server and all the databases had been backed up last night. yay for backups, and just another reminder why I won’t buy WD disks.


Monday, June 14th, 2004

We went to go see Phantom of the Opera this weekend. After a childhood of hearing the sounds, I finally got to see the glue that goes between them Let’s just say the performance was awesome and leave it at that….

xslt transformations

Monday, June 14th, 2004

xslt rocks, it is ‘da bomb’. If you’ve never used it before then when you have 2 weeks spare, do yourself a favour and learn it. The syntax is horrible, the patterns are complex, but the investment is worth it. a few odd resources to get you going: – Generate .NET Code With XSLT – […]

moving exchange

Monday, June 14th, 2004

We’ve just installed a new Exchange 2003 server at work, and we’ve been busy migrating mailboxes and public folders from the old server to the new one. Something to note is MS’s article on how to do this if you plan to remove the old server when you are finished. One thing to note that […]

Microsoft Certified Parrot

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

I have absolutly no respect for Micro$oft’s Exams. Every person I’ve seen take the exams have only passed because they have done past-papers (in the form of programs like the Transenders) over and over again. Anybody that has tried to go-it-alone and mearly study from the book has failed dismally. The only clear method of […]

Western Dump

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

I have a new PC at work – YAY!! I moved all my files across on Friday – YAY!! The hard disk died on Saturday morning at 4am (2 days, 4 hours after acquisition) – no so yay there. Of course I had copied data directly from old pc to new pc, not via backup, […]

floating data storage

Saturday, May 15th, 2004

Wojciech Purczynski and Michal Zalewski have an awesome paper on floating data storage. What they mean by that is storage of your data on the internet, but not in a conventional manner. They mean storing it on the wire, and in mail queues. On a similar note I have been thinking about a pet linux […]