IRTC Back Online, w00t!

It’s been quite a while, but the Internet Ray-tracing Competition has finally been brought back to life! Looks like the new site is under testing. Woohoo!

Neat trick for blocking multiple ports using iptables

So this may already be well-known, but I sure didn’t know about it until today. I’m hoping to post a few more of these interesting tidbits, many that I picked up from my RHCE training that I was in this week. On that note, I had to say our trainer …

Gentoo is…(UPDATED)

…like being married to a super-model, thinking she loves you and being naive that she will never cheat on you. But then, BAM! There’s her and your mailman knocking boots after you came home from work. Not even home early. Just home at your regular time. And like you’re angry …

Oooh look buttons!

It’s a lot more work than one might think, but my control surface board now sports some diodes and buttons! Unfortunately, I am stuck at this step because I am opting to use yellow/amber LEDs instead of my original plan, which was for green LEDs. So I have to wait …

Who drew the icon for Google today?

Someone from the city where I live suckas! Woohoo! Take that every other city that thinks they are cooler than San Antonio! Where is your logo on the Google home page? Yeah, I thought so! Congrats to the winner, Christin, for a really neat design. Find out more here. Suck …

If I were President…

…I would enact into Law (or try to, anyway) that would require all new cars to display fuel management information to the driver. I was going to say all cars with on-board computers, but I think that’s actually already a requirement (due to ODB-II and other such things). I recently …

FPE Panels Arrived!

Yay! My panels arrived from Front Panel Express, along with my screws and bolts from Mc Master! In fact, they arrived on the same day. That means I finally have all the core parts to put together my MB-6582! Actually, I think I am missing some right-angled pin-headers. I thought …

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem

I’m getting really damn tired of seeing all these articles about snow melting, and temperatures rising, more species going endangered, etc. I don’t need any more proof to tell me that global warming is something that needs to be addressed. I won’t claim to be on any side of the …

Lessons learned with PBXT and table-sizes

I recently ran into a sort of gotcha with PBXT that I thought I would share. Just as a fun exercise, I was trying to figure out the variances in data-sizes across different table engines. As you would expect, InnoDB tends to consume more space than MyISAM and ARCHIVE tends …