A part the laundry rebuild report – mostly for the pictures..
New coffee bench surface
In the last two weeks I have fixed up the coffee making bench with a new file surface… Here is some pictures of the process and of the final product. Overall I am very happy with the results, and the bench actually looks good and is very usable:
This post is a sort of a “memo to self”, so I don’t have to look too far for a solution next time I need to do this.
Sometimes one needs to add extra routes to the modem via the command line. The Billion modems have a relatively arcane command line interface built into them. It is not nice, and documentation for several models appears to be very, very bad to non-existent
Here is a lesson from work with the BiPAC5200RS ADSL2+ modem:
Yes, this particular modem is a a very simple beast, and I could get a better one. However all that I want any ADSL router to do, is to shuffle packets between the ethernet interface and the PPPOE Bridge (aka RCF1483 bridge). Real work or filtering and routing is done by my dedicated firewall device.
Since that is all I require, and this little box does it, and does it well, it is hard to beat when the price tag is circa 25 or 30 AUD.
The VRL bolg server now has a new backup script that does:
Things that happened recently:
All of these topics deserve a larger post, but with now I have to get a coffee and food into me, iron a shirt and head off to work.
Today I needed to convert a whole pile of flac and MP3 files to ogg, and to rename them to match a certain naming convention.
2 small shell scripts and about an hour or runtime later, it is done.
I will post the scripts here in the next few days
One of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I have ever worn. Highly recommended.
Somewhere in (or under) the warehouses, slums and tenements of the Long Shore there lives a certain “Mr Whiskers”.
He is a quiet and retiring individual, who has given much time to study and experimentation. When out and about town, Mr Whiskers tends to do so at night, hiding his features deep in folds of a cloak. There are a couple of locations where he can be found, and it is there he provides no-questions asked or answered access to various trade goods, legal and illegal, as well as to healing and magics. These back-alley clinics cater to (some) of the needs of Long Shore under-class, underworld and even more desperate of the wealthier people. By large those who come to see Mr Whiskers are those who can’t go elsewhere or who are in need of a “special” service that has to be completely “off the books”.
The fact he is tolerated by the underworld and the gangs in the slums, is due to the fact that he provides affordable and discreet services to all factions who seek his expertise.
Mr Whiskers is known to frequent The Blistering Barnacle, and may be reached (for a small fee) if one leaves a message there with the bar staff.
So those of you who saw/read this post about RP gaming, might remember mentions of DnD 4e.
After a few sessions turned out that while enjoyable, the game mechanics really annoyed the DM…
So we are of to try the Pathfinder system instead.
Will keep you posted on who things work out