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I've come to realize that no one reads a blog where people (such as me) babbles on about their life. Know why? No one cares. People dig tutorials on the internet, if they wanted to read stories they'd pick up a book.


I'm in the process of upgrading my Hackintosh from 10.5.2 to 10.6. Shouldn't be too much of a pain in the ass, but oh well.


I've gotten a serial terminal working on my Thinkpad. I can know get a [virtual] terminal, via serial to one of my servers which is great. I could SSH into them, but plugging shit in is much more fun. I'd suggest those who want a quick terminal to check this out.

Here's a funny story today. So, I was in computer class (whoa!) and one of the kids forgot/didn't know the password to a recently installed Windows 7 box. First thing that came to my mind is Ophcrack. I downloaded the Vista version (which I don't even know if it'll work on Win7) of it (LiveCD) which is 400~MB's (takes forever at school). So, it finished downloading and I followed this tutorial on getting to boot on a thumbdrive. No big deal.

Teacher comes around, rages to some extent, and tells us to get rid of it. Pourquoi, you ask? Well since our school uses XP, it can crack XP passwords using rainbow tables (even though we had the Vista version of Ophcrack). I guess the teacher thought it was probable cause that we were going to 'do something malicious'.

Anyway, thats the end of my rant.

It's nearing 00:00 here, time to play with electronics.



This is probably going to be a boring and pointless post. I got a rack for all my computers (except my main quad-monitor one). So, I got my server plus 2 other computers & 3 monitors...add the router and switch on the rack (I also have another computer but with no case). Surprisingly, my server is running quite cool @ 26C (CPU) and 27C (Mobo). I installed Fedora 9 'The Spin' version last night on an old Dell. Quite slow (only 128MB RAM in the system) so now I'm installing Easys, a Slackware based distro (Running KDE (which isn't old-computer friendly)). Furthermore, I installed Xubuntu 8.04 (8.10 on the 30th!) on an old Thinkpad (which I love). I got it running pretty good, considering I was using Fluxbuntu 7.10 before. I also got another computer up and running, because of the stupid PSU. I guess not enough power was going to the core, so thats wasn't getting anything when booting up. I'm not too sure what I want to install on that. I was sorta leaning toward a mail server or even a FTP server of somesort. I'm not too sure what I want to do....but my router(s) only accept one DMZ'd connection...which sucks. I'm off to go eat or something.......