October 31, 2005
This is good
You Passed 8th Grade Math
Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!
Guess that four year college degree didn’t go totally to waist. One could probably infer something about my overall motivation right now based on this post.
October 28, 2005
No Title Today
I have not been in the mood to blog lately. I am not entirely sure why, but it may have something to do with just being burnt out. In spite of how I feel I must get these links up. That said, I have been scanning news feeds for articles about Linux authentication mechanisms. Linux (via PAM) has the uncanny ability to authenticate to everything from a Windows AD network to SSL shared keys. I am fairly sure it would even be possible to get PAM to use the current state of my toaster oven to validate a user. Of greatest interest to me is, getting Linux to use use LDAP for network authentication. As such we have todays links.
- Basic Linux LDAP authentication- Getting a client setup to use LDAP.
- Advanced LDAP Authentication- More of the above but with encryption and management.
- SMB Browsing with KDE-Tutorial on getting KDE to use SMB and browse an SMB network… ala “Network Neighborhood.”
Hopefully I will be back to my full blogging glory after this weekend. Lots has been happening in the world, in my life, and in my home; but until I get out of this slump my body just keeps saying “NO blogging today!”
October 15, 2005
More Cat Kill’in
Props to Jimmy for the link to Cat-a-pult. This game is actually MORE fun than the Cat Cannon. Have I previously mentioned that I hate cats?
October 10, 2005
If shooting cats out of a cannon towards piles of explosives and punji sticks is wrong; then I don’t want to be right. A new version of a fairly well known flash game. Did I mention it involves cats? My personal best is 1,688.
I Do What?
So you have recently been described (or maybe reclassified) as a Software Architect. So exactly what does that mean? This question is asked often enough by re-christened software engineers that you can actually find wikipedia entries on it. Well, thankfully, informait.com Do?” href=”http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=417090&rl=1″>has the answer. Besides of fun of design (obviously boring part of the job) you also get to write a whole new class of reports… and meetings!
October 7, 2005
Yesterday, Open Suse released Suse Linux 10. The upgrade has been painless for me and adds a significant number of improvements over 9.3. With community support for Open Suse, things are even getting better. The default Suse 10 install is Free Software only; but this overview will get you everything you need to complete your Suse install (i.e. commercial applications line Adobe Acrobat, Real Player, Java, Windows Media Codexes, and Flash.) So far its been a really nice ride.
October 6, 2005