Breaking the silence

I haven’t written here since March!  That’s insane!  I have a half written post about getting OpenWRT going with IPv6 for comcast, but I’m trying to verify some of the steps I did.  In the meantime, I’ve also been taking the Hurricane Electric IPv6 tests and stuff. I’m now an IPv6 Enthusiast. So, that’s something.

quick and dirty dns lint

I run a DNS server that I and a lot of my friends use. The problem with it being “free” and being between friends is sometimes people forget to tell you if they have switched DNS serving arrangements or just haven’t kept the registration.  I wrote a quick and dirty script, thanks to the whois …

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FFI for Ruby and an mp4v2 example

Previously on my blog: In my TiVo2Podcast stuff I automated the process of putting chapters around commercials, but had to call out to a small C++ app I wrote to put the chapters in using libmp4v2. A few weeks ago I was looking at some ruby gems for a project I was working on and …

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Using Ruby with Viewpoint unhork an Exchange mailbox

(It’s been awhile since I’ve done a technical post, so I may do that on the next few.) Through some craziness we haven’t figured out, a user at work managed to get over *pinky to mouth* one million items in their Deleted Items folder in Outlook which is hooked up to our Exchange server. This …

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Dinah makes the media

Today Dinah and I went to C2E2 for about 5 hours.  We had a great time, and what made it better was Dinah being in costume. Lots of people wanted to take their picture with her and she loved it. For a good idea of what the day was like (and to see Dinah at …

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Your life has ended in the Wasteland

Back when I lived in Kohler, WI, my buddy Joe Cline and I played hours upon hours of RPGs on our C=64/C=128.  One of the favorite games we played was Wasteland. This caused us 32 points of geekery and exploded our minds like a blood sausage. Many of the original Wasteland guys worked on the Fallout …

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Nest in my nest

Last year the Nest Learning Thermostat came out and sold out pretty damn quickly. At the time I wasn’t really in a position to purchase one anyway. They recently came back into stock and Nest e-mailed me that it was available to be ordered again. I jumped on it right away. In case you’re not familiar with …

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Thanks, Steve

Steve Jobs passed away today at age 56 after a battle with cancer.  Here’s a few random thoughts… On this day, I own a buttload of Apple gear: iPhone, iPod, iPad, MacBook Pro, Apple TV, Apple TV 2, Time Capsule, Mac Mini… I’m planning on getting an iPhone 4S as soon as possible. I was …

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