14 Jan 2003 voldure   » (Observer)

I've been sick the past couple days. Seems like the flu is going around. I got the SCSI hard drive and SCSI tape drive working today. Also got a really cool NIC card too. It's supposed to do adaptive load balancing. From what I have read, it seems to be able to do something like this:
Machine A.) Server w/ 2 NIC capable of ADB.
Machine B.) Work station w/ 1 NIC
Machine C.) Workstation w/ 1 NIC

Machine A is supposed to be able to handle full bandwidth (from a LAN) to both of those machines, essentially doubling bandwidth.
This costs $117 from an IT company who got it from Compaq. I'm hoping this does what I think it does, it might buy another one and place it in my (hopefully) soon to be Linux Data Server, so it can easily handle everyone (50-60 people). The new server (under theory) is going to be a data server w/ tape backups done twice a week, backup SMTP server for incoming mail [incase main server dies or fails for any reason], and misc Linux usages. Yesterday we had to use Linux to mount a macintosh cd and decompression via stuffit/unstuffit. No other machine was able to do this.

I'm thinking about writting another hournal program for personal usage and have it upload itself here everynight at midnight or something.

I'm writting a program designed for SA's. It uses MySQL/PHP to keep track of an SA's environment (users, their accounts, software usage, software licenses, hardware, etc). I'm hoping to get it done into great detail. Perhaps as detailed as knowing what version of the BIOS a user runs. Of course, the capability to not having that entered will be available but sometimes it's nice to know for known possible bugs. This program will be GPL'ed, source be given, documentation be made. I think I will write the documentation first, so I can have a very specific goal. If I follow that method, then I am going to learn docbook first so I can hand out different forms of documentation to fit the different classes of IT's. PDF/HTML/TXT...etc.

heh, I'm having fun explaining to my boss the technicalities of P2P and the legal'ness (or should I say lack of). I hope that he understand how much bandwidth he will suck down if he does it here, it's not like we have an fiber optic drop in here or something.

Things to do @ home: 1.) Program for software/hardware/user tracking. 2.) Add Pandalib (pdf support) to ruby for Lunar. 3.) Write either curses/ncurses/gtk frontend for lunar 4.) Write diary/journal program.

Things to do @ work: 1.) Evil Plotter problem. 2.) Figure out accountings printer problem (damn printers are breaking everywhere!) 3.) Figure out why Samsung printer keeps on asking about page overlay and then craps out.

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