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Posted on July 29, 2022 at 4:13 pm

Holy heck tempus fugit!

Time indeed flies. I definitely have NOT forgotten about Dotblag here…I just haven’t…like had anything to write/share really. However….new hobbies starting up, I’m moving towards getting my private pilots license, and, trying out astronomy. Hopefully next year I’ll be brewing again too. Assuming I feel like it I hope to write about these things here. […]

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:44 am

Some short musings on copyright

Oracle is, of course, appealing it’s loss on the recent Java copyright cases. Oracle, MS, NetApp, and EMC are all running scared that they won’t be able to copyright their APIs anymore. And they should be. An API is the visible portion of the application to a developer. API is like the letters and words […]

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

WordPress Blog Infections

One of my friends blogs that I host was recently infected by one of the drive by infections called “Blackhole” which is completely useless description to disinfect it.  Even more disappointingly, NO AV scanner was helpful in figuring out which page had hit it.  Google’s malware tools/safebrowsing don’t see it because it very specifically hides […]

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 11:44 am

On idiocy and Bitcoin, no they’re not going after it. Silk Road is the target.

There’s been a LOT of morons out there spouting total crap about bitcoin.  First, as of right now NO SENATOR OR CONGRESSPERSON HAS MENTIONED TAKING DOWN BITCOIN!!!!!!  Quite frankly, with the distributed nature, it’d be impossible barring finding algorithm weaknesses and exploiting them.  Second THEY ARE TARGETING SILK ROAD.  Thats who they’re after right now. […]

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

So WTF ATI, Really?

I finally jumped into the modern area of gaming machines, buying a nice beefy system. Everythings great, except ATI still sucks. I have an older ATI card in a machine that was relegated to a server, but is now no longer used, just sitting in my closet as spare/test equipment. And I swore then I […]

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 4:48 pm

MySQL FullText Search

Don’t ever use MySQL FTS if you can help it. And if you do use it, in 5.1.x atleast DO NOT EVER USE IN BOOLEAN MODE. It’s like driving with the parking brakes on, seriously, it slows MySQL down that much. Why? No idea. But, like I said, you shouldn’t be using FTS anyway.

Posted on January 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Google Voice to Text

So, I’ll have you know first off I’m NOT on acid, nor am I on a major cocaine high or anything of the sort.I left a voicemail at google voice to a friend this AM, that he had it translate to text.  About the only thing it got right was our names.  We figured out […]

Posted on September 25, 2009 at 3:37 am

Yet more Bresnan Fail

Trying to get some work done early AM again, atleast this time I got a callback hopefully coming in from L2/2.5 when they get in after 6A and start returning calls after 8A.  But that took insisting on it.  The unknown host was because of packet loss ( had to try 2-3x to get […]

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 5:04 am

Gotta love Bresnan packet loss…TetherBerry FTW!

Well, I’m currently being saved by TetherBerry because my Cable ISP Bresnan is losing 50+% of it’s packets for the last several hours. Host                                Loss%   Snt   Last   Avg  Best  Wrst StDev 1.                       0.0%    11    0.8   0.9   0.8   1.1   0.1 2.                       0.0%    11    7.1   7.4   6.4  11.3   1.3 3.                     0.0%    11   11.5  10.1   […]

Posted on September 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

When +12VDC….Isn’t or Why to avoid cheap wall warts

First excuse the err…crude “Screen Shots” – I don’t have my ‘scope setup yet for proper screen captures so I just took pictures. For a while now I’ve had a +12VDC wall wart that I use occasionally.  It always caused weird heating though in regulators.  I was never sure why, the multi-meter read it as […]