Actually school isn't that bad, but I mean, seriously, when I so meticulously prepare a policy speech on why the US gov. should repeal the DMCA, and I lose 45 out of 100 points for going overtime by two minutes and fifteen seconds, I feel like . . . dunno, moving to Switzerland. (Actually, I always feel that way. Odd.) Seriously, it's not optimal. Technically it's my own fault . . . but the people MUST KNOW!!
Oh yes and I am having much fun with my AlphaServer 1000A 5/400 I got from my boss for a PIII-1.1GHz and a Mac LSII. Pretty sweet deal, considering it came with 7 SCSI RAIDed hard drives (5 functional as of now) and enough SCSI controllers to handle about 53 SCSI devs. Tried Debian -- CD didn't even have a bootloader or else the image was corrupt . Gentoo panicked every hour or so, which was very annoying, plus disconcerting, 'cuz it's my favorite. I even tried Free- and NetBSD, but they complained that my DEC Tulip was unsupported, and an Alpha is pretty much useless to me without network. I was starting to run out of choices of distros on alpha when I tried Redhat 7.0. Works, but it's binary, and RPM too (duh) of all the atrocities. 2.2 kernel too. I'm thinking about "Linux-From-Scratch"ing it.
Oh yeah and since I now have some extra hard drive space on the alpha and I like to pretend I'm a netadmin or something, you nice people can have some ftp space if you so wish. I've got piddly DSL, so 30KB/s up/down if you're lucky but hey, free online storage is nearly impossible to find (in the quantities I'm offering -- how's a gig for starters? 2? ok). Of course, as of yet I promise no security, no uptime, no backups...yet. Eventually this thing will have a DDS-3, a newer kernel, encrypted filesystems, shell access . . .
Ah what palaces can false ambition build . . .
But seriously, if you want some FTP space, email firstname.lastname@example.org (obvious armoring, right?) and tell me how much/what you'd like and I'll work on it.
(Disclaimer, again: no promises.)
I oughta go to bed. I got about 3 hours last night. I know, I know, poor me. But really I am not used to it and I've been pretty retarded at work these last few days. Tell ya. Can't even tell the difference between a 3Com and an Intel NIC anymore . . . I oughta be fired.
"Hey hobo man, hey Dapper Dan..." -- Disney's Annie going through me head