I just executed:

find . -type d -maxdepth 1 -name “*” -exec tar cvfz ../src/{}.tar.gz {} \;

The problem is I always have to close my eyes before I hit enter. This is a relatively innocuous statement, but I have found that with Linux, you never know what’s going to happen.

So, I don’t remember if I mentioned, but i updated my Debian GNU/Linux box to ext3 on the primary partition. I’m getting a little tired of the power going out every time we have an electrical storm. I live in a brand new development; we shouldn’t have such unreliable power. And come to think of it, PSE&G’s monthly statement seems to come the very realiably. Hmm, I guess it’s priorities.

Now I’m in the process of jockeying data around so I can resize the primary partition down so I can create a reiserFS partition, and then build LVM on top of it. I’ve received mixed signals from the guru’s on the subject, but I does appear as if I should have my drive chopped up a bit more than it is. So, I figure I’ll move /var and /home off to sep partitions, and then have / too. The split of the primary data partition will be the responsibility of LVM.

On a slighty different note, I’m still actively seeking part time consulting work. My business site is www.codenoevil.com. Anyone should be able to glean from that what type of work I am currently involved in. Also, my qualifications can be found by viewing my resume. If this doesn’t apply to you, but you know of someone who it does, please pass my name along. Thanks.


I have been coding a server app in .net for a wk and a half now. I can tell you one thing, I love it as much as I hate it. It’s the same as this quote:

“The great thing about mod_rewrite is it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail. The downside to mod_rewrite is that it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail.”
— Brian Behlendorf
Apache Group

I feel this way about the .net Framework too. I have remoting setup, and let me tell you that this is some cool stuff. I’ve always been facinated by telecommunications, so this is a blast for me. Perhaps I’ll get myself some ASP hosting so I can put some remoting objects out there for people to muck with.

The tattoo is still doing well. It starting to set in. I took the towel to it for the first time and some flaked off. I ran to Meg to ask if this was normal, of which she reassured me that this way S.O.P. for a tattoo. I still really like it. I’m in the midst of d/l’ing Win2K SP3, so I’m bloggin’ away.

So what else is happening? Um, oh, Meg’s friend Kim finally had her baby. She was almost a wk overdue. Samantha Love was 7lbs 11oz. I hear she’s cute. My neice is giving my sister a run for her money. She’s not the silent type, nor does she sleep. I’m sure she’ll be fine; seven months from now!

Oh oh, I have to tell you, I’m getting a new cell phone! An Ericsson t68m. Now, this baby is sweet. It has Bluetooth, which will allow me to use a wireless headset. Now, the best part about it, is it can be upgraded to the same software as the t68i. Then it will be rockin’! I’ll let ya know how it goes.


You may or not believe this, but Saturday night I got a tattoo. It’s my daughter’s name, and it’s on my left arm, just below the shoulder. Ok, so what possesed me to do such a thing? Let me tell you, this was no spur of the moment thing. Meg and I had discussed this for quite some time.

Meg had asked me to get her name a while back and I was still very anti-tattoo at the time. But just like Meg said on Saturday, w/ J in our lives, we know love like nothing else, and I can never get enough of her. Now I’ll carry her along with me all the time, and not just in my heart, but on my person too.

I would imagine that at this point, you’d like to see it, so here’s a pic:


I kinda think it looks a little East L.A., but that’s part of it’s charm.

Yes, I did show my pussy side. It didn’t hurst as much as I had anticipated, but for some reason, I got very light headed, and Meg said I was white as a ghost. The dude doing piercing said, “Todd, you better check your boy in the chair.” I did come close to loosing it when the piercer took out a banana. I had Meg make sure he didn’t eat it.

I didn’t get much sleep and the next moring when I removed the bandage, I was sick to my stomach all over again. Safe to say, I’m fine now. The artist’s, and I mean artist, name is Todd Vargas. Some of his work can be found here. Him and I are going to discuss his own site. My sister lived the prerequesit number of years in the East Village to design in the dark. If you can imagine, it took him longer to draw it out, then to actually do the tattoo.

Meg and I were pretty insistant that we didn’t want any canned stencil. I want to be able to say, this is a Todd Vargas, not some anonymous picture on the wall artist. BTW, Todd came as a recommendation from Tyson. Tyson must be in LA because his cars are covered. I’ll show it to him when he gets back.


The Register just reported a security exploit in the Google toolbar (of which I am a user). As noted, the toolbar has an auto-update feature, so everyone will get patched automatically. If you want to make sure, GreyMagic (the security firm who discovered this) has a page setup that shows the exploits, and how to check if your brower is vulnerable.


Register article: Dangers of the Google tool bar exposed

GreyMagic: GreyMagic Security Advisory GM#001-MC

Nate has provided me with most excellent Phatness. Turns out MS has provided a plug-in to the .net IDE for creating XP themes. I’m hoping this will allow for themes that do not require running those stupid addon programs like ThemeXP (or whatever its called). Anyhow, here’s the link:

Creating a Visual Studio .NET Add-In to Provide Windows XP Theme Support


Another Nate special:

You are 38% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You’ll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I’m givin’ her all she’s got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.

Take the Polygeek Quiz at Thudfactor.com

I’ve got a serious jones for toys! I must get some wireless LAN action goin’ on so I can make use of the Jornada my dad gave me last holiday season. I was going to follow an article I saw on a remote control app for an mp3 player, in Java. Also, I figure I’ll wip up a Linux 802.11 Access Point too.

Also, I had a hankering for a new Linux box w/ an ATA RAID setup. I’m getting some moldy hardware from my dad, which is fine for Linux :). His tech guy says they have plenty of 1.6GB drives lying around. The 3ware 7000 series ATA RAID card is around $300, but I can get RAID 5 across four IDE drives. Certainly a savings over SCSI, and since I have no mission critical apps running in the garage, what’s a little ATA RAID going to do?

Oh, so my biggest prob is the fact that I _must_ replace my desktop. Yes, mattingly did get a needed memory improvement, but it is sorely lacking HD space, and proc speed. It ain’t even 1GHz (cue laughter). Ooh, before I forget, my boss said he was given the OK to buy me a new machine. Now, before I go yelling Bling! Bling!, he’s still vacelating on the dual flat panel config. Whatever for, I have no idea \o/. So, thanks to Nate, I’m throwing every reason why you would want that at him. Wish me luck.

I ripped a bunch of new CD’s over the last wk or so. Drop me a line, and I’ll clue ya in as to where you can browse the cache ;). So, what else? J’s awesome. Meg has a sinus headache, bummer.

Tyson gave me the name of a tattoo artist, and I spoke with him Saturday night. He works nights at a place on 6th Ave btw 3rd and 4th (next to the Taco Bell). Todd Vargas, the tattoo guy, works from 8p to 2a (4a on the wkends), so Meg and I are going to go next Saturday night. It’s going to be J’s name, but stylilistic suggestions are always welcome. I saw a picture of Todd showing off a tat he did on Busta Rhymes, so he must be good.

–end drivel