July 17th, 2002

FF Sparks (Casual)

Wheeeeeeee...*thud* x.X

Quite a day. Got up to find that someone had been ICly killed on Firan and happened to be the most senior admin unidle at the particular moment, so sorted some of that out.

Went off for a walk with my mom, who suggested that I try to follow up on taking the RCMP computer-crimes job I had been poked about some time ago, and that I look into studying forensics while working with the RCMP if the job was still open. (I've been feeling dissatisfied with the tech industry since Quicksilver began their downhill slide, and forensics is one of the various things that has been an interest of mine for years, being somewhat like archaeology in that you have to take a picture after events and puzzle out what the pieces mean; It's why C.S.I. is my favorite series these days.)

Got back...in time for Firan to crash. Sorted out why, tried to work with it... another crash. Brought David Passmore in to look at things as well, we tried another solution and...it worked for a little while, and crashed. Luckily, David gave Firan the use of an UltraSPARC IIi with a whole bunch of RAM and swap space, which was not otherwise being used. Temporarily, we're running on this server until the 3.1 port can be done... but alas, the troubles were not over. For all the passwords were encrypted with FreeBSD's DEScrypt library, which didn't work with Solaris' crypt. Rather than face having to change the password of every character on the game, David and I ported the DEScrypt library to Solaris and rebuilt Firan using that. ...and tada, Firan was up. Only 7 hours after the crash upon my return from my walk.

AND my roommate wanted me to clean my area of the computer room (which I think I did a fairly good job of) as soon as possible since someone's arriving from out of town on Thursday morning, and I ended up having to help someone with another code project during all that.

Right now, I desperately want a box of donuts and a Mike's Hard Lemonade.
  • Current Music
    Nina Gordon -- Now I Can Die
FF Sparks (Casual)

Geek toy!!

I want one.

A PalmPilot's neat, but a cellphone with embedded SGI OpenGL chips? I can't think of any possible conceivable use for it, but...hey, it's a nifty geek-toy anyway!

Off to bed...
  • Current Mood
    tired tired
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General musings

Ow, I still feel like I've been hit by a truck. Sore all over, going up and down the stairs actually hurts. Dunno what I did to myself to bring this on.

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At least I'm going to a Chieftains concert in about 20 minutes, and I'm not quite as depressed as before. And I've had no shortage of RP...

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At the concert...

(copied over from PalmPilot, because HandheLJ is a wonky and unstable client which crashed/froze PalmOS twice and did not post successfully even once)

The Chieftains just did a cover of "Heartbreak Hotel" as a traditional Irish song...surreal.

The weather is beautiful, though; kieri and I are laying on an old sleeping back in the field where the concert is. Unfortunately, some of the people around us are too loud.

My mom's store is sponsoring these concerts with the bank I have my accounts at. Both evidently thought "kids are free" was a good idea. Now, I love kids...but I love them a little less when they are screaming during the concert.

Luckily, the music is good, the weather is nice, and it was a good chance to get out of the house. :)

They also did a couple songs from "The Long Black Veil" -- an album I love, though at least one song wasn't as good without Sting doing the vocals. I saw a couple people from my mom's store and went over to say hi briefly.

HandheLJ is not liking me right now; I may have to get another PalmOS client for LJ later. I am getting tired of "client error" messages (invalid date format??) and PalmOS crashes. :/ It has posted correctly exactly once in the time I have had it installed.