Month: November 2006

Is Valve trying to kill Source servers?

November 29, 2006 General 0

Updates to the Source Engine have been released. Please run hldsupdatetool to make sure your server is up-to-date. Here are the list of changes: Source Engine: – Added cvars to let the server prevent clients setting unreasonable network settings: sv_mincmdrate, sv_maxcmdrate, sv_client_predict, sv_client_interpolate, sv_client_interp, and sv_client_cmdrate_difference – Added protection against servers manipulating the cl_restrict_server_commands cvar… Read more

A Funny E-Mail

November 26, 2006 General 0

I got this from one of my mailing lists: Mr. and Mrs. Fenton are retired. Mrs. Fenton insists her husband go with her to Wal-Mart. He prefers to get in and get out quickly but Mrs. Fenton loves to browse. HE must find an outlet for his boredom at Wal-Mart. > SO after about 25… Read more

Ballmer Thinks MS Owns Linux

November 20, 2006 General 0

Unfortunately Ballmer doesn’t realize that Novell is simply a collection of packages.  Since he indemnified Novell’s distro he has effectively indemnified all gpl packages in the distro.  Ballmer’s claim he owns Linux is ludicrous.  Here’s the Inquirer link and the Linkworld link.

The Draft Returns?

November 19, 2006 General 1

If Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. has his way we will.  Rangel says, “There”s no question in my mind that this president and this administration would never have invaded Iraq, especially on the flimsy evidence that was presented to the Congress, if indeed we had a draft and members of Congress and the administration thought that… Read more

Linux Desktop Frustrations

November 18, 2006 General 0

All i want is a distro that plays mp3???s out of the box..or makes it easy to enable. So far I ahve tried Fedora 2-6 and Suse 10.1 to no avail. ubuntu works but it’s owner’s anti-US and pro-UN stances make it a non-option for me.

Valve Just Can’t Leave Source Alone

November 17, 2006 General 0

First they turn on dynamic weapons pricing.  Now they have added a cvar to allow the clients the ability to operate independently of the server they are on.  Valve i guess is trying really hard to kill source.  Glad i kept my 1.6 server running..not nearly as many headaches.  Talon also posts on this since… Read more

Vista is still a pig

November 17, 2006 General 0

The Inquirer got a hold of an RTM copy of Vista.  This bad boy still chews up nearly a gigabyte of ram at bootup. I have a couple of earlier posts about Vista here and here. 

Ubuntu Gets Extended

November 16, 2006 General 0

This is an interesting Distro.  It’s called Linux Mint and has pretty much all the current multimedia codecs and programs.  You can check it out or download it at their website.

Gen Finally Gets a New Computer

November 16, 2006 General 0

It’s taken nearly 4 years but I am finally able to build Gen a new machine that will be faster than mine.  She has been asking for a faster machine than me for a while..:)  Here are the specs: Athlon64 3500+1.5 gigs ramNforce 6100 based moboPCI-E x16 GeForce 7600GT 256 Megs RAMSBLive! sound card(carryover from… Read more

The World of Co-Location

November 15, 2006 General 0

Don’t get into it lightly.  The company I am working with has shown good service unfortunately i am getting surprise after surprise.  I’m almost considering refunding some client’s monies and canceling my colo’ed server.  I can pay much much less with a shared host for my sites.  While i would love to do web hosting..until… Read more

How bad are the electronic voting machines?

November 15, 2006 General 0

Pretty bad.  The machine i used was slow and i could have been done much quicker using the old paper ballots.  At lease mine worked properly.  Ars Technica starts off with a summary of the problems and links to several sites.

Franklin Graham Charity Goes PC

November 10, 2006 General 0

I find this article disturbing.  I know Franklin is his own man but for him to do this much of a flip from his father is stunning.  I hope this is just something inside this branch of his organization and that Franklin will turn this ship back to the course of the Gospel.

MIchelle Malkin Buries Her Head in the Sand

November 8, 2006 General 0

Unfortunatly the “tinfoil briigade” is right.  It is remarkably easy to steal votes on a Diebold.  This has been repeatedly demonstrated despite Diebold’s protestations to tthe othrwise.

We get cpu’s reasonable. What about Graphics cards?

November 8, 2006 General 0

Ok this is nuts.  The newest video cards are now using as much power by themselves as some entire systems.  I quote form the article: “Two power six-pin connectors means that the card gets 2x75W from the cables plus an additional 75W from the PCIe bus. This brings total power consumption to an earth-heating 225W.”… Read more

America is Dumbing Down

November 6, 2006 General 0

I heard something on WJTM today.  It was on the show The American View.  It says that when tv first came out everyone knew it was make believe.  Now that’s changed.  A pack of wolves could devour an entire household but that if it did not make the tv news it didn’t happen.  The TV… Read more

Why I Sometimes Hate Elections

November 6, 2006 General 0

Phone call after phone call..sometimes over 50 a day with no caller id identification. I know what they are. Various phone ads for candidates, but mostly against other candidates. It would be somewhat tolerable if they at least had a caller id of of. ” party” at least. I think the next national and/or state… Read more

RHEL 4U4(Centos 4.4) kernel issues with memory

November 6, 2006 General 0

For some reason Red Hat can’t leave the memory timing in the kernel be. Every so often one of the kernel releases causes an issue similar to what is being seen here. The fix I have used every time to fix Red Hat’s “I’m not going to give cache memory back like i should issue”?… Read more

Hyperventilation over the MS – Novell Deal

November 6, 2006 General 0

Some folks say it is bad for Linux some say it is good.  I think it’s MS trying to push Linux out.  They failed with the SCO vs. Linux lawsuit so they’ll try it this way.  This deal is MS almost getting it’s wish.  MS now gets paid for every copy of SLES(Suse Enterprise) sold. … Read more

For Those who Think “Vegetables” Aren’t Worth Anything

November 5, 2006 General 0

Take a gander at this to see what happens when you leave these people behind.  Remember Terri Schiavo?  This is a Father who refused what the doctors told him.  My God Bless him and his family forever. Talking about a tough measure to reach as a father myself. 

MS buckles

November 3, 2006 General 1

Microsoft tried to tie Vista to a machine by allowing one transfer from the original and then that was it. Needless to say there are a lot of folks that like to upgrade their machines and as soon as they changed motherboards this would wipe out that transfer.  The outcry forced Microsoft back to its… Read more

How to steal an election by hacking the vote

November 2, 2006 General 1

I had to copy this title word for word.  It’s just too good.  Want to see how easily this election can be(and most likely will be) is?  Time for some links. First,  the original Ars Technica article.Bruce Schnier has a few additional links.Another Ars Technica article.Computer World previews the upcoming election mess.A review by Computer… Read more

This Extension Makes FF a Great Blogging Tool

November 2, 2006 General 0

It’s called Performancing and it rocks.  I am using it to post this entry right now.  My last 4 entries have been via this tool.  Now i can blog directly in my browser.  I honestly don’t know the security implications of this extension but I love it for now..:)

A Big difference Between Christians and Muslims

November 2, 2006 General 0

Now this article is one i agree with.  Put the Bible and koran aside and jsut look at how the two try to spread their faith.  As a Christian this is all too obvious to me. Yes I agree we are in no danger of becoming a theocracy(until the gov’t and liberals hand this country… Read more

Much excitement over not a whole lot(Intel’s new quad core cpu)

November 2, 2006 General 1

Take two conroes, slap onto a single cpu chip and you have an instant quad cpu machine. The problem is, Even in software that’s optimized for SMP the results have been far from convincing on the desktop side. People simply don’t need SMP in their daily tasks unless you do heavy multitasking and CAD work.… Read more

A lawsuit that can be easily fixed another way.

November 1, 2006 General 0

U-Tube Sues You-Tube Over Too Much Web Traffic Perrysburg, Ohio (AP) – You visited the U-tube site recently? We don’t mean the one with the videos. We mean the one that’s suing the one with the videos. An industrial products company in Ohio – called Universal Tube and Rollform Equipment – has a Web address… Read more

Getting Radeon Drivers to Word Under RHEL4(and rebuilds)

November 1, 2006 General 0

Found this site because of the poster’s sig on one of my mailing lists.  A very useful tip indeed.