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Even more things

Friday, June 4th, 2004
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Big changes in the home network. Retired my Pentium-233-in-a-Tangent-386-chassis running OpenBSD, which was the third machine named bender. It did firewalling, port forwarding, NAT, and ran a couple of services. It has been replaced by a Linksys WRT54g running SveaSoft Linux, doing all of the same tasks, except the mail server. Which I realized right when I powered down the old bender. So I dug out a NEC Versa 6060 laptop with a Pentium 166. It is now the fourth machine to bear the name of bender. OpenBSD, sendmail. There were also a 10baseT/coax ethernet hub and a Linksys WAP11 access point that are no longer part of the picture.

The WRT54g is pretty rad. It draws a lot less power and takes up a lot less space than a desktop and 3 peripherals. I can actually ssh in and mess with stuff. Not everything works (the access restriction by time has trouble with a start time at NIGHT, dnsmasq doesn't work, the web interface breaks the list of dhcp host/ip/mac pairs...) Sadly, the SveaSoft guys are being dicks about releasing upgrades for "non-customers," so I'll probably have to fork theirs if they don't release some fixes soon.

Also, since the laptop with the mailserver is wireless, it doesn't even need to be here anymore, so I moved it into the heater room with the Vonage equipment. Oh yeah, and the QoS stuff can't prioritize my VOIP traffic, it can only *deprioritize* other traffic. From what I understand, all of my SveaSoft complaints have already been fixed in prerelease updates which I could pay for, but I really don't want to encourage that kind of behavior.

My first day of work is on Monday. Yaagh. I can never have enough vacation time, can I :/

I beat FarCry tonight. It was basically a fun game <spoilers>except for the Trigens. Man, I hated fighting the Trigens. They just run straight for you, and if they get close, you die. That's not fun! So, the game gets weaker and weaker as it goes on, until it fizzles out and the credits roll. Zuh? Yeah, I appreciate how you left it open for a sequel where you have to fight even more Trigens, but it's like... you didn't manage to do anything besides save the annoying girl. I dunno, it just wasn't satisfying like winning a game should be.</spoilers>

You know what I wish they'd make another sequel to? Syndicate (Wars). Think of what you could do with today's physics engines driving a fully destructible environment. Ohhh yeah...

Also, to waste more of your precious screen space:
kvance's LJ stalker is terra!
terra is stalking you because they saw your picture and fell in love.. They are also deluded!


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[User Picture]From: kartos
2004-06-05 02:03 am (UTC)
Grr... that quiz must be gone now. It's not working. Keeps redirecting me to the mainsite, which doesn't have it. I wanted to know my stalker ;_;
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-06-05 03:31 am (UTC)
Haha, that's weird. It works for my username, but not for yours!
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2004-06-05 06:02 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm just not cool enugh for a stalker. :/ Did you try my name? XD
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-06-05 07:09 pm (UTC)
Here ya go:
kartos's LJ stalker is eibii!
eibii is stalking you because your LiveJournal is just SO damned interesting. They are also leaving anonymous abuse on your journal!

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[User Picture]From: kartos
2004-06-05 08:06 pm (UTC)
Lol thanks XD
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[User Picture]From: gregw
2004-06-06 04:51 am (UTC)
Did you check out ewrt or wi-fi box? I'm just asking since I haven't tried any of these things I've only got a Linksys 54G WAP, so I think I'm out of luck.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-06-06 05:48 am (UTC)
Sveasoft is the only one I've tried. And since I've already replaced the old stuff, I'm not sure how likely it is that we'll wipe it and go for another one. As long as I can patch up the dhcp, dns, and QoS stuff, I'll be happy with this one :)

There actually is a Sveasoft firmware called Freya for the WAP54g. I'm not sure what kind of functionality it has, but you may want to give it a shot.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-15 02:05 am (UTC)

My dad

I saw that you beat Farcry and told my dad. He's impressed. Daddy loves the shoot em ups.

My name is
http://www.patrickvance.blogspot.com
My dad is Brian

The Vance genetic structure is built for gaming I think...

We're here in Vernon BC Canadia.
Cheers
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[User Picture]From: cookiebus
2004-06-24 08:00 am (UTC)
Actually, I'm stalking you because I want your job.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-06-24 09:58 am (UTC)
You want this? :D
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[User Picture]From: cookiebus
2004-06-24 04:23 pm (UTC)
In trade for this?

NO CONTEST
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