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Stop the presses

Friday, August 12th, 2005
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### /. links to an article that is actually worth reading :P

### One of my projects is closed for now. Success in terms of research, failure in terms of being useful enough. I'd have to write a pretty big program in C to continue, and I'm too interested in mobile phones right now. No pressure or anything, but I've been living with my parents for almost 3 months, and my millions do not seem to be making themselves.

### I took the Prelude out for a spin tonight. I rarely have anywhere to drive these days, but if the car works I'm gonna drive it!

I was grumbling about replacing this thing when the compressor blew up, but new cars are pretty damn expensive if you want one that can go fast, and used cars all suck. This computer science stuff is all worthless, I should have learned cars instead :P

### I started downloading the pilot for Global Frequency, thanks to zztzed's reminder. While I was at it, I also started on the first two seasons of Star Trek: Voyager. I watched a lot of the middle of that series, but not the beginning or the end. In the midst of all this p2p downloading, I remembered something. scottapple actually got a nastygram from Paramount for downloading an episode of ST: Enterprise last year, so I installed peerguardian for linux.

It's an interesting piece of software, because I have no idea how it works. It runs in the foreground and spits out a line of text every time it blocks an incoming or outgoing connection. My iptables are empty, though. It's not a burning enough mystery for me to examine the source. All I know is that you need to open port 80 unconditionally because Penny Arcade is inside one of the blocked IP ranges. Better safe than sorry I guess.

Current Music Kirsty Hawkshaw - Fine Day (Mike Koglin Remix)
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[User Picture]From: wikle
2005-08-15 01:05 am (UTC)
It was an odd letter I got, it basically said 'we know you downloaded stuff so tell us you deleted it and that you won't do it again'. I suppose they need to send those out to preserve their rights but really they should have been happy anyone was watching 'Enterprise'.
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