• Computers are good space heaters

    05 Mar | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Several days ago while feverishly working on CheatZILLA I got tired of being distracted by Seven so I put his bed in my computer room and locked him in here with me so he would settle down and let me work. I made the discovery that with the door closed the room would start heating up a lot. Being broke and out of work this was good since I have only been running the heater in the morning to heat the house up just enough so it's not so hard to get out of bed. For most of the winter when...

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  • Routing isn't hard people!

    02 Mar | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

      Well for some reason Telepacific decided that they needed to come out to a place where I consult and swap out their T1 router and replace it with another brand. Something about since the hardware is running fine it's at its "end of life" and has to be replaced. Whatever.   Apparently they got into it and checked over some of the configs to copy to the new box. But not all of the configs. They managed to set the LAN side of their router back to the private IP it was...

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  • CheatZILLA is reborn!

    28 Feb | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    After a really long time I finally gave CheatZILLA, my video game cheats site , a face lift. I bought a template off the internet hoping it would get me a good start. Unfortunately it turned out to not be quite as complete as I was hoping so I struggled a lot with having to do web design myself. I rebuilt the site from scratch. I wrote a whole new program to manage the site and designed a new restructured database. In less than 3 weeks I went from concept to a functioning prototype. The...

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  • How to quiet your HD with popsicle sticks and an old sock

    31 Jan | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Yes, that's right, you can make your hard drive a lot quieter with a couple of popsicle sticks and a sock. The popsicle sticks will be used to isolate the drive from the case, the sock will be used to absorb the high frequency whine. First thing, go to the grocery store and get yourself some popsicles. Get a flavor you like and then eat at least enough to get as many sticks as you'll need (2 per drive). If you get the more expensive ones, you might even get the ones that have jokes on...

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  • It's like that scene in Aliens...

    26 Jan | 06
    • in Computers • 
    • by FozzTexx

    Pat suggested that instead of trying to get the most performance out of the hard drive, I should setup a RAM disk to hold the queue. So I did, and quickly found even with that my spamtrap couldn't keep up. For now I've disabled the IP owner lookup and that helped immensely . The spamtrap caught up and has been able to keep the queue under a couple megs now. Now that I've got it able to keep up, the figures are staggering. I'm getting 4 spams per second, which comes out to over...

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