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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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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Things that are fun, but shouldn’t be

The server that this blog lives on has switched in the past two hours.  I share a co-op box with 9 people, but I’m one of the two admins.  You know, I really get a kick out of admining still, which is probably a sign of mental illness.  But the admin fuel, er, beer helps. …

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Tivo2Podcast update

I’ve made a few updates since my last release a few weeks ago. I thought I’d toss an updated version out there.  What’s new in this version: Duration is no longer hard-coded to 32:00 and actually reflects the duration of the show The script will attempt to find the TiVo via Bonjour/mDNS/ZeroConf/DNS-SD/whatever unless passed a …

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TiVo -> Video Podcast

Previously on “You can imagine where it goes from here”: We released a script to download stuff from the tivo, and then made some improvements to it. After two years of saying I was going to fully automate the process of downloading and transcoding shows for my iPhone, I finally got off my ass and …

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Linux nostalgia

There is a question/thread over at slashdot titled What did you first do with Linux? Rather than copy my reply here, I’ll just put a link to my reply to that subject.  I did have (and I mentioned it in the post) a get off my lawn moment when writing it.  A fun walk down …

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Truth in comics

I love xkcd and its geeky geeky ways.  It often captures things I’ve lived and/or seen.  Today’s is one I have lived and seen lived. This reminds me of a post on usenet my friend Anne made in 1998.  To quote: So I am left not bitter just tired of this whole meeting people, emotional …

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Sunday fun

Shutdown <install new/replacement disk> fdisk mkswap umount /boot dd e2fsck && resize2fs mount -o remount,ro / dd e2fsck && resize2fs mount -o remount,rw / pvcreate vgextend pvmove (wait a long long long time for 174 GB, especially with disk read errors, to move) vgreduce shutdown remove old and busted, put new hotness in as primary …

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Place shifting action 3: Revenge of the Sith

Previously I put out an early version of my ruby based command line oriented tivo download script. I’ve had a patch from MARK NOTARUS to make the menu have some more options and I’m using Console::ProgressBar from facets now. It works well enough for my needs, but let me know if you hit any roadblocks. …

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