November 26th, 2001


Geek Joy

This just in from top on Sadomasochism, my firewall/router/gateway:

10:10pm up 250 days, 8:16, 4 users, load average: 0.31, 0.25, 0.10
48 processes: 44 sleeping, 2 running, 1 zombie, 1 stopped
CPU states: 18.9% user, 6.7% system, 0.0% nice, 74.3% idle

Keep in mind that Sado is a P60 that I've had since my freshman year in college. Its gone through countless mods, upgrades, and tweaks. It was retired for a couple of years before being brought back in its current incarnation.... I'd say that I've definitely gotten my monies worth out of it...
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Sleeping habits of the old... ;)

Well for the first time in years, I'm actually ready, willing and able to go to bed before midnight. Wow. Ok, so yes, partly that's so that I can toss and turn a bit and still get a decent bit of sleep before watching Buffy in the early AM.

Today I managed to screw up while recording it so I punted and instead went to go do another computer swap at my brother's office. That one computer that's not working right is really bugging me. I've never seen a networked machine that acts as if its blind (i.e. it can't see itself or any shared network device) but which can be seen by all the other machines on the network (i.e. all the other machines can access its shared devices with no problem). Very annoying. It might be because its an old Packard Bell and those seem to be notorious for working poorly. Fortunately, I found a cheap barebones system that can replace and far exceed its performance for about $100.00 ($130 with RAM and S&H). Anyways, for the time being all the computers in his office are happy and 3 of them have net access while all 5 are alive and well on the LAN. Not too shabby. The only things left to do are network in one more office and put in the new, non-spazzy PC (once it gets ordered and arrives that is).

The one office that still needs to be wired though is going to be a pain as its a floor above and somewhat off to the side, so I'm going to have to figure out how to run the network cable through the walls and ceilings so as to be minimally noticeable. Fortunately, I do get paid for that, so I'm fairly happy about it.. just not looking forward to doing it ;)

Oh, and I think that I can officially say that I am not sick anymore.. or at least I won't be by morning. I took a little Nyquil etc... just so that I could get to sleep easily, but I'm feeling worlds better than I was the last few days. Thursday was by far the worst and each day after that was marginally better, but as of this evening, I've actually been feeling good. I'm going to have to get back to working out though. I've been slacking for the last 2 weeks while I felt ill (maybe that's why my body decided to be sick so long ;).

All right, enough rambling for now. g'night.
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