Archive for May, 2005

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Some, well one of my friends has been saying that I look like Ewan McGregor. For those who haven’t seen me recently I have a beard and longish hair. So an other friend sent me the following link this morning. Which would explain the conversation I had with my girlfriend where she suggested I dress up as Obi Wan for Halloween.


Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

My 12″ powerbook now has a new 80 gig hard disk in it to replace the 40 gig that died. and my main desktop machine is now an AMdDsempron 2800+. It is zipping through a roll of film right now. It is also has a quiter fan than then old motherbaord. At somepoint I need to rebuild the file server using the 1.3 Gig Motherboard and CPU I pulled out of my main desktop machine but I need to find a quiter fan for it first.


Sunday, May 1st, 2005

I suspect that my Mac laptop’s hard disk is dying. When will it ever end. I got the laptop booted and I am in the process of running this little script I hacked up. It uses ssh and rsync to syncronise files between my mac and the linux file server. If you are not using sshkeys then you can remove the lines about ssh-add and ssh-agent. It backs up the Desktop, Documents, etc folders.

eval `ssh-agent`
ssh-add /Users/ian/.ssh/sshkey
for folders in Desktop Documents Faxes HTTP Pictures Projectphotos Public bin photos p
roject src
echo “doing $a”
rsync -avr –rsh “ssh” –exclude “*.aiff” –exclude “iTunes” /Users/ian/$folders ian@linuxbox:/home/osx/backup