The Week in ReviewDisclaimer:
I despise M$ Windows in it's many
different forms. Unfortunately I'm the "Network
Administrator", which means I have to make sure *all* of the
machines work, including the NT boxes.
- Started off slow and easy.
- All hell broke loose when one of the NT workstations in
the office blue screened on boot. After a little searching
on Deja.com found the solution. After a couple of tries to
rescue the machine, gave up and did a reinstall. When Jay asked what happend I
succinctly replied "NT shat on itself." Which earned a good
laugh. So I spent a day and a half installing NT and all of
the other utilities that the Graphic Artist that used the
box needed (most of the time was waiting for the machine to
reboot after every piece of software was installed.)
- Told my super cool new idea to the database guy at
work. I had to modify the plan very slightly before he was
sold on the idea. What is the idea you say? A distributed
database borrowing ideas from xml and DNS. I'll hopefully
have a better explanation soon on my website...
- We got a new rack at work. We promptly put 5 machines
into it that were mostly purchased from Penguin Computing
for various clients. One of the boxes was a homemade
contraption that has a Mylex RAID card and two Pentium II
proccessors in it. We attempted to install Red Hat 6.1 onto
the box and it bombed out on making a swap partition every
time. A little bit later we did an install without swap,
and the machine booted fine. Then we attempted to add a
swap partition. Rebooted again to make sure the swap
worked. Everything worked out until it started inetd and
then the whole thing stopped (no oops messages.) By this
point it was Friday night and I was super tired.
This weeks purchases:
- Chemical Brothers - Brothers Gonna Work it Out
- Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
Both were to replace CD's that were stolen/lost forever.
Forunately one was free since I've bought 20 CD's from Ye
Olde Local Record Shoppe.
Saw the movie "Final Destination" this week. My vote Creepy
and Suspenseful, but in the end it was pretty much a formula
horror type film, with occasional hokey parts.
I finally got around to updating my CVS copy of the Gimp. Also took a look at TigerT's site which I
haven't looked at in a while.
I found the tutorial he gave at The Bazaar last year and
tried it out. That guy makes art so accessible to people
like me. That is so great! So I embellished and
experimented with the base design that he overviewed. I
added a tree using the IFS tool, and a cloudy moon with a
little blurring and the map object plugin (image.)
Man I've forgotten how much fun the gimp can be.