I recently upgraded my Ubuntu box to 17.04. Much to my surprise DNS starting behaving strangely, so I checked my DNS server … worked fine if I queried it directly, so I checked if DHCP was giving out the wrong DNS IP … nope, that was fine too. I checked /etc/nsswitch.conf , and that looked fine […]
Ok, short one today. This is a straightforward script that simplifies comparing directories on different servers. There is no magic in it, it just rsyncs the directories to a local temp directory and runs diff against them (then deletes the directory afterwards). Mainly intended for config files, I wouldn’t recommend trying to diff gigabytes of binaries with […]
This weekend I finally got around to uploading some pictures from our trip last fall to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (no pics), Death Valley, and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. The cave pictures at sequoia national park are from crystal cave.
Since we are going on a small vacation tomorrow I wanted to get a couple picture galleries up before I start filling my drive up with new pictures. These are all from small trips/excursions we took over the summer. Unfortunately no pictures from the canoe on the st. croix river.
I was testing a PHP script for security flaws today and needed a way to check if it was possible to “accidently” leak sensitive data to an external server. So I threw together a small script to save the contents of the $_SERVER $_COOKIE $POST and $_GET arrays and dump them in a file. Since […]
A colleague told me about mosh today, just saying “it’s an alternative to SSH that addresses many of the problems” doesn’t do it credit. Go look at the page and have a look, don’t worry it’s a nice page and I’ll still be here waiting when you come back. I do a lot of work […]
I’ve played PAYDAY the last few weeks, it is a 4 player CO-OP FPS (think of Left 4 Dead in a different setting). One of the maps has caused me a bit of difficulty (Diamond Heist). There is an achievement called “Are Those The Blue Ones?” where you have to collect all the sapphires before […]
I’m currently playing around with my two WL-330GE Access points from asus (see an older posting). Since that posting I was a bit creative using the existing ethernet cabling and ports in the apartment to be able to retire the WiFi bridge without having any cable going through the apartment. So I decided to use the […]
A few weeks ago I stumbled across this recipe for making a cookie in a skillet http://www.sophistimom.com/one-pan-skillet-cookie and shared it with a few people because I though it looked cool. My wonderful wife then put “skillet” on our shopping list because she knows I can’t resist cookies, and yesterday we tried out the recipe. It was easy and […]
I recently started playing Battlefield 3 and remembered that I have a Fraps license so I installed it and started recording some stuff. Unsurprisingly the performance made a big dip when I recorded. A glance at my PC told me the harddrive was at fault, probably bringing the whole system down due to IO. Since my PC […]
A few weeks ago we traveled a bit west and visited the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, I’ve finally gotten around to sorting through the pictures and uploading a few (well, actually a lot). I didn’t get around to editing and stitching the panorama photos together yet, or doing anything interesting with the GPS […]
Searching for a linux command line rcon tool can be a bit of a pain: dead links, outdated versions not working anymore, stuff written in php …. yeah. The only version I could find was stuck in a cache of an old webpage. So here is my mirror of the http://www.asyserver.com/~cstrike/rcon.c file that currently gives […]
Warning: this is mainly me just ranting about Microsoft stupidity and a warning for anyone using junctions. About a month or two ago I built myself a new PC (old one was dying) and installed Win7 on it. Since I was previously still on WinXP there were a few things to get used to, but […]
Monday we headed over to St. Anthony Falls here in Minneapolis (Mississippi river). There is a Heritage Trail around the falls that gives you a nice view of the falls and surroundings.
Anyone from Europe will tell you that what Americans generally consider “bread” is more like a loaf of bland nothingness with the consistency of a sponge that can be mushed together into something resembling playdough. To be fair, it is okay if you get some multigrain bread and toast it to give it some firmness and […]
We visited the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum last week, here are some impressions we captured with the camera ….
For the release of their latest game Portal 2, Valve went to great lengths marketing wise. They set up an “Alternate reality game” (ARG) with tips and puzzles hidden in 13 independent games (to promote indie games). Some of the games even added extra levels just for the ARG. Solving puzzles, finding passwords, and triggering special events […]
Some more pictures from around here. Let’s start off with the local zoo …. Now some pictures from our state capitol And last but not lease somce pictures from the Saint Paul Cathedral
I haven’t posted here for a while. One of the reasons is that I started posting more day-to-day stuff on facebook, but the main reason was that the last few months my wife and I have been busy organizing stuff. She got a job offer over here, so December and January we were busy getting […]
Yesterday Steffi and I went geocaching, I took some photos while we were underway ….