Archives for: November 2009

11/22/09

  08:08:38 pm, by The Dreamer   , 10 words  
Categories: DVDs / NetFlix

DVD: Star Trek

Link: http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Star_Trek/70101276?trkid=226870

Netflix says I'd rate this 4.5 stars, and I agree...but....

:rs::rs::rs::rs::rs:

11/15/09

11/08/09

  11:22:17 am, by The Dreamer   , 23 words  
Categories: General

Twitter Games

I might be addicted....ever since I got invited to play Spymaster.

Since then I've started playing other twitter games, such as:

MobsterWorld: http://www.playmobsterworld.com/?platform=facebook&refuid=17027471&source=direct_install

11/07/09

  06:30:40 pm, by The Dreamer   , 175 words  
Categories: Software, Computer, Networking

Another problem with karmic upgrade of box

Found another problem with my karmic upgrade of 'box'. The clocks on everything were starting to drift....well 'box' is my NTP server.

I check the ntp.conf, and it was still correct. Then I realized ntp started while bind wasn't....so it omitted a time server to sync with. (and nothing for the initial sync).

So, that's another thing to bounce in /etc/rc.local on boot.

I did find a posting somewhere that suggested apparmor was the causing problems, so I tried removing that....but that didn't solve the problem, though putting it back it did work once....but rebooting again to see if it was a fluke, seemed to say that it was. So, stick with /etc/rc.local as the more reliable way to make sure these things are running..... :**:

Wonder if there'll be a time where I remove this kluge to see if things are fixed...or not. :??:

OTOH, with box on a PowerSource 400, I kind of hope that it'll never go down during typical power outages. Of course, who knows if there'll be another extreme one, like the icepocalypse.

  02:53:14 pm, by The Dreamer   , 219 words  
Categories: Software, Computer, Networking

Upgrading box to karmic

With a couple hours to kill this morning, I decided to see about upgrading 'box' to karmic. Ideally it should've been LTS, but that's another story....

It gave an estimate of one hour to download. Well, it ended up taking those couple of hours. And, then a couple hours more to actually install the updates.

The upgrade was pretty straight forward...I didn't realize that server kernels were gone now, so at first it caught me off guard, guess I didn't pay attention when I upgraded the server at work.

The only problem during the upgrade was the it stopped named, and left things in a state where it could not be restarted. So, things were a bit quirky on my network without DNS, and the box had some issues...not being able to resolve its own name. For some reason during the original install, it had created /etc/hosts with my FQDN but no entry for just the hostname.

Then things went strange....rebooting the box, no DNS running. 'sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 start' and it would start fine. Reboot again....again no DNS.

So, remove and reinstall the package....reboot again, still no DNS. It starts fine by hand after things have booted, but not during boot for some reason. Well, add a line to /etc/rc.local to start DNS. Guess that does it for now.

11/01/09

  01:59:58 pm, by The Dreamer   , 97 words  
Categories: General

Wonder if No Hassle Groceries will return

Link: http://www.nohasslegroceries.com

Or has it just died and gone away?

The site currently says "Temporarily Closed" and "will re-open on Saturday, September 5th." Well, its way past that date.

The last time I ordered was shortly after the bike accident in August, when I didn't have much use of right arm. It was handy then.

Last month I wanted to use it to stock up for the H1N1 flu, but it was showing that message. Now that the flu has past, I could really use a stock up....

What will I do now?

Maybe time to revisit using NetGrocer.

  01:21:54 pm, by The Dreamer   , 196 words  
Categories: Home Theatre, Samsung HLN4365W1, Home, Safety & Security, Amateur Radio

Daylight Saving has ended....

Seems to have snuck up early this year. Also seems to be fewer clocks to check, or I'm just assuming more things have updated correctly on their own and other devices I just don't care if they have the right time or not. :lalala:

But, before I started this post...I remembered two other missed clocks. Now how do I set the time on my VX-7R, wish they didn't make it so complicated....where's the manual gone to. And, where is my watch hiding? :hmm:

Now in the past it was tradition to check how many hours were on the lamp timer on my HLN4365W1....but....oh what the heck, I'm gonna check it.

Wonder where the remote has disappeared to..... U-(

Guess I'll try the remote for my SIR-T351....that works. 2364 hours....so 1321 hours since last end of DST, so about 2-3 years left? Wonder what I'll get as my new TV? Wish they didn't stop making 50" DLP RPTVs. LCD & Plasma have such wide bezels that I have to go down to a 46" to find one that'll fit my stand.

Oh well, that leaves the last thing to do today is replace the batteries in my smoke detectors and test them.

Now instead of subjecting some poor random forum to a long rambling thought, I will try to consolidate those things into this blog where they can be more easily ignored profess to be collected thoughts from my mind.

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