September 21st, 2003

Ice Bear

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It would appear that I'm SUSsed out :)

I have installed and configured the Microsoft Software Update Services server on one of my two servers. Configured it and it's currently downloading a tremendous amount of updates. Obviously there's no real need for me to do this as I keep all my machines patched and secure (It's hardly a secret that I'm a total fascist when it comes to security) so normally updates are a trivial matter, but sometimes I do re-install Windows from scratch...
It would be nice though, if I could tell it not to download updates for Windows XP and Windows 2003 as I don't use either and I have no intention of installing that rancid pile of moose-dung called XP as it annoys me.

Also, it could be useful to have a machine at work set-up like this so I don't have to spend much time installing patches next time we get a virus.
Notice the lack of an "if"...
Despite two virii in a month there's still no plans for regular anti-virus updating or Windows security patching. But what the heck, we bill the client extra for that so I guess that would be why.
Obviously I keep my own workstation patched to the hilt, so at least I avoid it. Largely...

Also, did anyone else by any chance notice that it was hideously slow to download stuff from Microsoft earlier today?
I couldn't get more than about 1kb/s although I could download fine from other websites...
There has been nothing on The Register and their website was fast as per usual. Odd.
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Ice Bear

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This is really bizarre. Once again I'm only getting about 2kb/s when downloading from Microsoft... Odd.
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    Leonard Cohen - You Know Who I Am (Live)
Ice Bear

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I feel very silly right now.
I have two 8 port hubs (One 100mbps and one 10mbps) which are connected. For some reason yesterday right after putting XP Pro on a spare machine and joining it to my domain the XP machince couldn't see any machines sonnected to the main hub. Naturally it's connected to the secondary one. The other two machines aren't on at the moment as I've kinda run out of powercables, so I couldn't really test the connection with either of those two.
At first I thought it was a routing or TCP/IP issue and looked to see if I could figure it out. Nothing. It all looked good.
Today my housemate came to tell me that he couldn't connect to the internet anymore. I had unplugged him from my main hub, as I wanted a port there for myself, and plugged him into the secondary one. So I went to plug the cable into the other hub (He does pay me for the net access after all...) and lo and behold, the cable connecting the two hubs had fallen out...
Ooops.
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    Die Krupps - The Gods of Void
Ice Bear

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Just been to see Underworld with sterroneous and I must admit that I am rather underwhelmed.
The initial fightscenes were ok, but it kinda went downhill from there. The dialogue was rather pants and most of the acting was woodier than something very woody indeed. Needless to say I won't be going to see it again.
It didn't help of course that the cinema had issues too.
The sound was much to loud which resulted in a slight headache and the picture was slightly bounce a fair few times.

Also, lhawksey and I will be having a chess match at The Swan next Saturday at 19:00 if anyone wants to come along...
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Ice Bear

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In other news, I've set my LJ scheme to the Lynx scheme and so far I really like it.
It took me a couple of days to get used to it, but it's really nice and fast :)
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    Depeche Mode - The Meaning of Love