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Technical Trials And Errors

Category: .WTFMate?

  • Iron Gods, Iron Angels, Dragons and Sharks.

    Where were you in 1993? Me, probably at my computer. My grandfather bought me a Laser Turbo XT. 40mbyte RLL hard drive. Seagate. 640kbyte of RAM. Tiny by today’s standards. It’s specs less than a rounding error by today’s standards. But at the time, that was a lot. This was my first Iron God. But […]

  • 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. […]

  • Internet of Shit, No It’s Not Sophisticated

    Dyn, “media”, everyone, please stop calling what happened on October 21st a “sophisticated attack.”  It’s the Internet equivalent of driving a semi truck through a house at 75MPH.  That’s how sophisticated it was.  Damaging, absolutely, impressive…Yeah probably.  Sophisticated?  Hardly.  It’d be sophisticated to see that same tractor turning donuts.  The Hoonigan‘s are sophisticated.  These attackers […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Just plain shocking!

    Adafruit Industries is one of a number of sits I visit regularly, and within the last few days the blog had this gem.  Quite possibly one of the funniest things I’ve seen.  It’s a video made by another set of tinkerers I’d not yet heard of, but will be sure to follow now!

  • 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 […]

  • And now for something COMPLETELY different!

    A friend linked to this Times Online article about homeopathy in a recent Tweet, so I figured I’d share it here. In case any of you actually thought “homeopathy” was at a ll legitimate. Note carefully the paragraph where they admit knowing it’s bunk but sell it anyway because people believe it helps! Homeopathy has […]

  • Migration Woes

    Did a not exactly smooth migration to my new webserver today. Found out that Debian 5/Lenny seems to have completely broken suPHP.  It can’t correctly figure out the DocumentRoot anymore for some reason. It complains to error log ‘SoftException in Application.cpp:202: Script “x” resolving to “x” not within configured docroot’  – except it is so […]