Sunday, January 23, 2005
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
On roads of ice that threatened death
They came without concern for safety
Their power and dedication was something to marvel
It was a whim that caused the journey
A fair beauty called to one
He found he must obey her perfect will
His companions would not see him go alone
Christopher believed in his cause
Yet at the task his mind did faulter
Steven came to him witha blaze
His inpsiration freed the gears to turn
The other two, Joshua and Joseph
Searched for reasons, the plan would not include them
But the fates required their services
For nothing could be done without such good men
They came through icy terror to a haven of Gods
They sought enjoyment and comrodery, maddness and greatness
It would not be a difficult find
However the occurances of their journey must be told
Sunday, January 9, 2005
[jlapenna@zane 2] $ sudo iwlist ath0 scan Password: ath0 Interface doesn't support scanning. [jlapenna@zane 3] $ sudo iwlist ath0 scan ath0 Interface doesn't support scanning. [20:28 0.08] --( /home/jlapenna )----------------------------------------------- [jlapenna@zane 4] $ sudo iwlist ath0 scan ath0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
This is totally supported . . .
You need to run ifconfig ath0 up before you can scan. Do you feel stupid for not having tried this already? :-)
I don't own a desktop machine, and the closest thing to a desktop system is the mother brain I'm building
I'm also connected to my home network far less than I am to anywhere else, so difficulties arise in a number of backup/RCS situations
I spent many hours this weekend researching svn, arch, svk and other tools of revision control, there was even a good article by Debian developer Joey Hess about living his /home in subversion. While I totally agree with being able to keep revisions of my home directory stuff around for archival purposes, I think that using a RCS for a whole directory is just too complex for most needs, I don't want to remember to svn add or svn move files whenever I muck with things, or use a script to muck with things in the directory.
The idea of using a .hide with a bazillion symlinks is also a chore that I would rather not have to put up with.
I also looked at using arch but for the same reasons I abandoned svn, I bailed on arch, plus, it seems like the maintainer is a cocky son of a gun.
svk and arch both allow distributed repositories, which would solve my away from network issue, but it is another level of shenanigans in using my directory.
I decided what I'm going to do, for now . . . I will continue with my current backup scheme, and modify it to work a little better for me.
I use rdiff-backup and bave used it since September. it works quite well for me. For now what I will do is simply use it more often.
I am comptenplating using svn for my src directory as you should when programming, it will be a local directory that will get backed up by rdiff-backup but not store old copies of the repository on my server.
For transferability of user environment, I think it'll be easier to just write a quick shell script that will scp files over to the place I need them.
Saturday, January 8, 2005
- Laptop LCD only
- Laptop LCD and DVI Clone
- Laptop LCD and D-Sub
- Laptop LCD and D-Sub (DVI as clone of Laptop LCD)
- DVI and D-Sub
I will have configs for all of these on my main site soon.