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it's the word, the word, the word…

Last week I was disparately looking for something good to listen to on the radio while I was driving around Atlanta, GA.  The radio stations in Atlanta seemed to have taken a horrible step in the wrong direction in the last 10 years… But I digress.

While pressing the radio’s seek button like frogger to . . . → Read More: it's the word, the word, the word…

Sending DHCP IP based on clients hostname

I’m working on a project where I need my DHCP server to send an IP address from a specific DHCP range if the hostname is a certain value otherwise it needs to send a normal IP address range.

I’m using Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Server V3.0.3 (ISC-DHCP).

To give a specific address range, we first . . . → Read More: Sending DHCP IP based on clients hostname

no network provider accepted the given path

I received the following error today when trying to open a samba share on a FreeBSD system from a clean Windows Server 2003 install:

“no network provider accepted the given path.”

“PC LOAD LETTER, what the fsck does that mean?!” I thought to myself. After some digging, I found that the default LAN Manager authentication . . . → Read More: no network provider accepted the given path

Solar water heating

I recently created a solar water heater for a pool in France. Since I had a limited set of tools and could not make anything permanent I had to use materials that were cheap and reusable or recyclable. What I ended up with was a 50 meter long by 13 millimeter in diameter irrigation hose.

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Pinball: France has a pinball machine!

I’ve been traveling recently and on my travels I have searched for pinball machines, however none have been found. Until now!

I was in France last November and during that time I never saw a pinball machine. Of course I didn’t travel too far out of the Gard département.

Three weeks ago I flew to . . . → Read More: Pinball: France has a pinball machine!

How to: Make a cheap monitor stand

A while ago, I picked up a several 17″ LCD monitors for pocket change. They were old monitors from a school district in the Seattle area that had upgraded their computers. The only problem with the screens was that they didn’t have any stands. I’ve had the screens for almost a year and I haven’t . . . → Read More: How to: Make a cheap monitor stand

I'm kicking my ass, do you mind?

Sometimes I wish that I could kick my own ass.

A long time ago, in a far away galaxy, I installed slackware on a hard drive. The thought was that I could use this drive as an emergency drive to power-on and back-up dying systems or resurect dead ones. So clever I was that I . . . → Read More: I'm kicking my ass, do you mind?

Offline?! Burning?!

Offline. what?! My server, offline?!

“No way” I said to my self while traveling in France when trying to log into my server. There’s no way a fully redundant server has failed. UPS, dual CPU, hardware RAID5 with hot-spare. Down. Out. Not responding.

Thanks to Brian, I was finally able to move my file server . . . → Read More: Offline?! Burning?!

Who knows what tomorrow will bring

Thanks to a friend, I’ve been introduced to variety of new music recently. Stuff that I’d have a hard time finding on my own.

One of the artists that I really like is RJD2. He started mixing in Columbus, OH, and then joined a rap group called MHz. Although RJD2’s genre is listed as Hip-hop, . . . → Read More: Who knows what tomorrow will bring

Eric's got new swag!

Although I cannot compete with Brian’s pinball repair, I do have some of my own that I should post one of these days. However, since I’m too busy playing my Night Rider it’ll be a rainy day when I do post something about it. Instead I’d like to offer a beginners guide to lighting an . . . → Read More: Eric's got new swag!