Archives June 15, 2004

Slog-logs for the fans (What Mikey did today)


Most of the day was spent on graphics :) . Basically on planning out and experimenting with how to create an overview graphic to show the entire cable-modem plant in a compact and efficient-to-create format. Planning to use SVG output with simple substitutions into string templates to keep the overhead down. The client machines are going to ...

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Slog-logs for the fans (What Mikey did today)


Most of the day was spent on graphics :) . Basically on planning out and experimenting with how to create an overview graphic to show the entire cable-modem plant in a compact and efficient-to-create format. Planning to use SVG output with simple substitutions into string templates to keep the overhead down. The client machines are going to ...

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Gentoo is dead for the moment (And that darn Tim is a horrible influence on me...)


Tim came over (mostly to play with his laptop), so I decided to play with Gentoo while he was over. In doing so, I compiled a new kernel and copied it to my boot drive... which was suddenly full!

Turns out that reiserfs by default allocates 8000 blocks for its log. The drive is only ...

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Gentoo is dead for the moment (And that darn Tim is a horrible influence on me...)


Tim came over (mostly to play with his laptop), so I decided to play with Gentoo while he was over. In doing so, I compiled a new kernel and copied it to my boot drive... which was suddenly full!

Turns out that reiserfs by default allocates 8000 blocks for its log. The drive is only ...

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Today's slogging in glorious text-ni-colour (At least it's working again...)


Spent the first 4 or 5 hours figuring out what the heck went wrong with the dratted ping scanner (which if you will recall was supposed to be working fine on Friday, but which wound up hung for most of the weekend). What was going wrong was that I was doing something like this:

result ...

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Today's slogging in glorious text-ni-colour (At least it's working again...)


Spent the first 4 or 5 hours figuring out what the heck went wrong with the dratted ping scanner (which if you will recall was supposed to be working fine on Friday, but which wound up hung for most of the weekend). What was going wrong was that I was doing something like this:

result ...

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The pernicious influence of puzzles (Almost an hour wasted on this so far...)


Got an email today telling me about a TTC puzzle to try and find ~70 English words (no-abbreviations, proper names, contractions, etceteras) formed from just the letters in "TRANSIT". I've got 54 so far (stop reading if you want to try the puzzle yourself):

a, I,
an, it, is, at, in, as, nit,
tan ...

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