Archive for February, 2005

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

I did a bit of searching this evening. I run a geeklog for the local community group. It has been up for about 3 months and see the google bot indexing the site every so often but it never comes up on searches. If you search for Riverside action group baltimore on a about the 4 page you get a link to the mailing list i am testing for the site but not the site. So I did some hunting. Someone posted a siteindex.php that you can add to geeklog so google has a better chance of indexing it. Since Geeklog is continually being updated the links never have the same content. The idea of the page it that it lists static links to stories that can be crawled and stored in google. I also noticed that the google bot keeps searching into the calendar so I added an extra entry to the robot.txt to stop it doing that my theory is that it never completes the crawl so it never gets added to the google index. So we will see if that makes any difference.

I need to upload some of the photos from new york but I don’t have time tonight, maybe tomorrow.

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

I am on a greyhound bus to New York. It never fails to amaze me the cross section of america you see on one these buses. I guess most people with money would drive or fly rather than take the bus, but I am from a country where public transportation works. Plus I don’t think you can beat the $31 return fare from dc to New York.
Everyone has cells phones the woman in front is going beep beep on her nextel. I am typing away on my blackberry. One of the kids in play gameboy. I think the disgusting part of the trip so far is the toilets. Every time someone openS the door on the bus you get strong smell of protapotty blue stuff plus something more ick.

The intention is to go see the christo gates in central park. I also want to go to little italy and see if I can find some good food for lunch. We were consider trying to see spamalot but the tickets were verging on the silly end of high.

My new computer came to the office on friday. $300 later and it is probably the fatest computer in my house. I feel ashamed of my lack of geekyness. I went drinking with friends in dc rather power on a shinny new computer, what is the wold coming to……..

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Can anyone make a better one?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

These are beautiful pictures of Edinburgh with snow. Makes me want to go back.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Mmm, just ordered a new computer. Its going to be my web server. The Sun Sparc Ultra 5 had a crapy hard disk controller I was also getting what I think were I/O errors from it. I replaced it with a mini itx box that I wasn’t using because it kept crashing. I gave it another chance and it currently crashes about once every 2 – 3 weeks. So I have ordered a Dell cheap as a possible computer. The only compromise I made was a dvd drive for an extra $16. Total cost was about $335 with a 2.4 celeron and 256 meg of ram. This should serve as a nice web server and hopefully it wont crash. I thought really hard about the mini mac, but the dell has more options for things I might want to do. Mirrored hard disks being the first. Extra networking cards being the second.
The sad thing is that it will wipe the floor of my main file server which is a pentium 233 with 256 megs of ram.

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

I must admit I did think about redirecting any links from his site to a porn image but he would just delete the link.I might do that in a couple weeks once the link is off his front page.

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

Ha, that will teach someone to link to my photo and not give me a photo credit. The guy links to the photo on my website saying “I saw this somewhere…” so I just added a caption to the photo to make sure everyone else knows who took it. I hadn’t set up the script to caption photos from my digital so I posted it on Baltimore_City with out the caption.

For those that haven’t seen this

School Bus vs Rail

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

If you don’t watch baltimore_city community then you might have missed my post there
I took those photos this morning on my bike ride to work

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

Just finished watching the scotland/irland six nations game. Scotland started strong but just couldn’t keep up with the irish, but a good game. Beats the supper bowl any day

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Fixed a couple more issues with snortui. I need to do some more testing tomorrow before releasing a build but I am hopeful. I had to extend the TIMEZONE length setting in the headers of barnyard since %z in strftime was outputting “EASTERN STANDARD TIME” instead of “EST” as expected so the string was being truncated and causing some errors. At least it wasn’t my code this time that was broken. I will need to look at the man pages for unix to see what it does on linux. Not that this makes any difference with mysql since it doesn’t honor timezones at the of a datetime string. I should probably have a look at postgress and msssql to see if it makes any difference on those platforms.
I also fixed an issues that appeared when running the sensor code under windows. you nolonger have to edit the code on windows which is the way it should be.