Monday, February 28, 2005

Steps for Slackware 10.1

I was just telling somebody about my adventure with Slackware 10.1. I don't have a working burner. My network is shoddy at this point. So here's the steps I did.

  • Download the boot/root floppy disk images

  • Download the software sets for slackware. (They have chucks of the OS and apps broken into software sets, like the basic OS is set A, games are set G...)

  • Download and set up an NFS server (demo), took 2 trys to get one that worked.

  • Unplug my windoze box from the Cable Modem and plug it into the hub with the Linux box

  • Boot off the floppies and give the installer my network settings

  • Reinstall cause I missed the Lilo step

And now I've got it running. It was a great learning experience.

Current activities

Slackware 10.1 set up. Things to do:

  • Get sound working

  • Set up mono, do some mono stuff

  • Get the box on the internet hosting my site

I'm waiting for some network gear my bro and dad were going to send me, but may just pick up a $9 NIC and a strech of cable. We'll see. (I'm going cheap and will use one of these boxes to route for now.)

Work is humming along. Current accomplishments:

  • Repaired DataMatch's install

  • Wrote a cropping Windows Forms User Control that can be used on the web as well. (This was while we were waiting for a quote from a contractor to do the same thing.)

I also loaded BitTorrent on this (Windoze) box. DL'd a few TV shows for testing.

Had some health issues this weekend. Put a damper on things, but was able to get to the wedding of some friends Saturday. Congratulations Ed and Becky! Hope you had a good time where-ever you went. (Ed surprised Becky with the honeymoon destination.)

ALSO: Put some more links on my Tech-Links page. I have to get my site off Geocities. I'm cheap, but I don't like what they do to my site.

Friday, February 25, 2005

I did it, I cobbled to gether a system.

First I had to get a KVM switch. Then I had to get a video card that would handle the KVM switch. I do not have a CD Burner, so I had to find a way to get linux installed without a CD. I don't have a router, so I needed to download files to my Windoze PC. Then connect the Windoze PC to my hub, and run the Slackware NFS install.

And I did. HAHA HAAHAHA Cackle cackle... (Thunder and Lightning!!)

Now I want to get mono set up on it, and Distributed.Net.

BTW, I'm running Slackware 10.1 on a 400MHz with 130Mb RAM and 6Gb Hard drive.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

I'm here, just been busy...

That's what they all say. Anyway, figured I'd put a link to Novell. Funny stuff.

I just got a box for Linux. It's only a 400 Mhz. I need a KVM switch and some other stuff to get it up and running, but what are your thoughts about the flavor of Linux to go with?

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Latest news

Getting pretty proficient with coding now. Feel a lot more comfortable. A while back we had a consultant come in and he taught me many techniques that I still use and find helpful. We also had him work on a couple of projects in areas he had less experience in. Those projects are not yet 100% and it's been almost a year, so I don't feel so bad that I'm still working on some stuff.

Feature creep, where features keep getting added to the project, seem to get things bogged down for me. But those other projects never did work right and we haven't added any features.

In other news, saw Phantom of the Opera last night. If you've ever seen the play, see the movie. If you haven't seen the play, see the movie then the play. Fantastic.

Sunday my wife's grandfather (mom's dad) died. We've been dealing with that. Friday I found out my father still has osteoperosis (sorry if misspelled). Wasn't just a mis-diagnose. He'll be living with that for the rest of this system.

So that's the good bad and otherwise. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Deep in enemy territory, the message must get out...

I'm deep in the heart of eagle land. If I don't make it out alive, the Patriot's will have it by the third quarter... shhhh... somebody's coming... Aaaagghg