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The Bag of Holding

OK, I'm working this time, I swear.

Posted by ApochPiQ, 05 May 2006 · 66 views

Well, last night didn't run so good. I ended up passed out under my desk at about 1:30AM. (I was under the desk so that I could keep my headphones on and thus avoid having to reach up and stop Winamp. It made sense at the time.) So naturally I woke back up around 3, sore as all-get-out, and moved over to a proper bed. I then woke up at 2PM utterly...

Childlike Idiocy

Posted by ApochPiQ, 04 May 2006 · 51 views

Here's the situation: I woke up about 10AM yesterday (May 3) and promptly pulled an all-nighter. Around 7AM this morning, I napped for about two hours.

It is presently 11:52PM on May 4. I am, for some unholy reason, strongly considering staying up all night again. I think this might have something to do with sleep deprivation, impaired judgment,...

More Milton

Posted by ApochPiQ, 04 May 2006 · 41 views

Well, I found the cause of the port-forwarding issue: one of the routing hops on my LAN had accidentally been switched to firewall mode, so it was silently dropping the reply packets from the server to the Internet. The net result was that a lot of SYN packets were showing up; the server would ACK, but the ACK would be dropped, and then subsequent...

The Milton Chronicles, Part 5

Posted by ApochPiQ, 03 May 2006 · 60 views

I was bored and wired on caffiene, so I went ahead and got Webmin and Apache running on Milton. Entirely uneventful. I then proceeded to waste a few minutes hacking up a little intro page for the "default" server - since Milton will be virtual-server hosting several parallel sites, I need a sort of catch-all to fall back on in case someone...


Posted by ApochPiQ, 03 May 2006 · 40 views

They were skeptical.

They've always been skeptical.

Deep down inside, some part of me is unable to blame them. After all, they made a compelling case.

But now I have proven them wrong.

That's right, ladies and gentlemen.

They are all wrong.

Spending hours learning how to reverse engineer Win32 software was not a waste of time, as so many would have...


Posted by ApochPiQ, 02 May 2006 · 85 views

I've sort of been posting a fair bit in here lately, so I figure it'll be easier to keep posting regularly than to go back to posting rarely but with massive entries. At least, that's what this guy Newton keeps telling me - insists it's some kind of law, even. Dunno. I'm not sure I really believe him, seeing as he looks to have been dead for a while.



Posted by ApochPiQ, 01 May 2006 · 55 views

The E3 materials arrived via postal delivery service today. We get a nifty little red token thingy that we use to claim our swäggenbag upon arrival at the convention center.

The badge design is nifty this year - a lot nicer-looking than last year's. Still doesn't have a sexy RFID thingy in it, but I guess that'd get expensive for 30,000-odd...

The Milton Chronicles: End of a Chapter

Posted by ApochPiQ, 30 April 2006 · 57 views

Woohoo! Everything is finally working. I just crushed a couple of final glitches with some USB support modules, and now it's all golden - 100% error free boot on

I was going to post this from Milton, but then I realized that I don't have a working X-Windows install, and even if I did, the default Mozilla browser that came with the distro...

The Milton Chronicles... again!

Posted by ApochPiQ, 30 April 2006 · 51 views

I cannot believe how stupid I am.

All this time, I've been trying to solve the oh-so-difficult problem of how to get updated tools and drivers onto my 2.6 install when the CDROM and NIC drivers are both barfing profusely.

Well, duh... I still have a working 2.4 install, and both are booting on the same exact filesystem. So all I have to do is...

Milton part 4b

Posted by ApochPiQ, 30 April 2006 · 43 views

Ahhh, now I remember the problem I had before.

The problem, to put it briefly, is that there's a really important package of programs called module-init-tools. This package was updated between kernel versions 2.4 and 2.6, except nobody bothered to include the updated version in the kernel package itself. The result is that, if you upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6...

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