It’s been a while

Yeah, I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. There hasn’t been a whole lot going on besides school lately. That’s been getting progressively more busy and I’m looking forward to the mental stillness that Spring Break will supply.

My trip to Washington DC is still on, I booked a couple of beds in a hostel for Monday-Thursday nights. We have a list of things to do and hopefully enough time to do most of them.

It turns out that I don’t have a Monday exam this year, and my Tuesday exam won’t be difficult, so… along with 4 other LUG members, I’ll be venturing down to Livonia, MI for Penguicon 4.0 April 21-23. We just need to purchase tickets and book a hotel room now.

On another note, I believe the battery in my iBook is dying. Thursday night it dropped from 40% charge to 0. Upon plugging it in, I found that it wouldn’t charge past 59%. I handed it off to Peter to test in his iBook and that may or may not have done anything. I’ve got it back in mine now waiting to see what it does. I really hope I don’t have to spend $120 on a new battery.

Reinstall progress

A few things still aren’t working, so I’m popping up a post more as a reminder to myself on what’s left and how I fixed things more than anything.

SWAT

The Samba Web Administration Tool isn’t working for some reason. Whenever I attempt to connect to localhost:901 I get an error message that says:

The connection was refused when attempting to contact localhost:901

I’ve added the necessary lines to /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/services so I’m a bit confused on this one.

/etc/inetd.conf:

swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/swat

/etc/services:

swat 901/tcp #swat

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Yeah, I broke it.

Last night I made an attempt at upgrading my desktop/webserver from Ubuntu’s Breezy Badger release to the current development branch, Dapper. As anyone who tried to visit my website over the past 24 hours can probably figure out, it didn’t go too well.

I was able boot back into Gnome, however my machine would no longer recognize my network card. Seeing as I didn’t have the kernel sources installed, compiling a new one was out of the question and I decided it would be quicker to reinstall than to fix whatever was broken. Unfortunately, I failed to get a listing of all the packages I had installed so I’ve had to piece things back together.

So, after a fresh Breezy install and most of tonight reconfiguring things, I have my computer most of the way back to normal. We’ll see how much I’ve forgotten in the coming days.

Carnie Photo Blog

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves for the most part (sorry the page will take so long to load Mom and Dad).

The theme this year was, “Cartoon Art for the Young at Heart.”

You can find all the pictures I took on flickr.

Smurfs
Smurfs

Smurfs

Woody from Toy Story
Toy Story

Shrek
Shrek

Shrek

Tale Spin
Tale Spin

Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear

Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
Look closely at the mirror and you can see a face.
Sleeping Beauty

The Flintstones
The Flintstones

The Flintstones

Captain Crunch
Captain Crunch

Inspector Gadget
Inspector Gadget

Inspector Gadget

Calvin and Hobbes
Calvin and Hobbes

Aladdin’s Market – the people in the first picture are about 20 feet in front of the front wall in the picture.
Aladdin's Market

Aladdin's Market

Aladdin's Market

Winter Carnival

Well, Winter Carnival is again upon those of us at MTU. A 4 day weekend of drinking and celebration! Or as many of us end up utilizing the time: extra time to catch up on homework.

I took some pictures of the statues tonight when I went to campus, however I’m going to go back and see if I can get some better shots. I’ll post a few once I’m done taking them.