Roy Ashbrook

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February 2008 Entries

Show ip addresses on the local machines

foreach (IPAddress ip in Dns.GetHostEntry(Dns.GetHostName()).AddressList)      Console.WriteLine(ip.ToString());

posted @ Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:56 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ DEV ]

My MyBook World Edition II Fun =) - Part 1

So in my previous post, I set the following goals for my MyBook WE2: Serve as a storage point for all files I wanted to manually backup. Automatically download torrents from a directory I would put torrents into Automatically download predefined lists of videos and convert them to various formats Consume schedule video from my PCTV2GO and convert it to various formats Download predefined lists of blogs etc I wanted to read and convert them to audio. Serve...

posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:47 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SA ]

linux command line cheat sheet

Had a burning need for some linux loving recently. I'll post about that shortly too. I found a great linux command line cheat sheet at http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html Command Description • ...

posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2008 6:53 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SA ]

My MyBook World Edition II Fun =) - Prelude

So, with the recent announcement of CompUSA's closing, I have  been swinging by there on occasion to check out the deals on whatever stuff there is. I recently purchased a MyBook World Edition II 1TB model and have been having a lot of fun with it. They were down to 299 which isn't ridiculously cheap, but it's far, far below the retail of... whatever it was. Something crazy like 450 i think. I found them several places online for around 320ish. I went by the other day and they are now down to 257 which *is* a pretty sweet deal....

posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:48 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SA ]

Stupid Windows Shell Scripting Tricks

If you've never used the 'for' command in windows, it is your friend. It longs for you to use it! It is 'Da Bizzle' as the kids say. Here's a silly little example of using it to delete all of the temporary internet files from all of the profiles on a machine. cd C:\Documents and Settings for /f "tokens=*" %i in ('dir /b') do rd /s ".\%i\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\"

posted @ Monday, February 18, 2008 7:23 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SA ]

Alienware Curved Monitor

Curved monitor happiness!  Thanks Alienware/Dell! =)  

posted @ Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:08 PM | Feedback (0) |

Amazon S3 Outage

If you haven't heard about it, Amazon had an outtage the other day with some of it's shared services. Here's a great article explaining "what up with that" http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2008/02/why_s3_failed.php  Here's a quote from Amazon about what happened: Early this morning, at 3:30am PST, we started seeing elevated levels of authenticated requests from multiple users in one of our locations. While we carefully monitor our overall request volumes and these remained within normal ranges, we had not been monitoring the proportion of authenticated requests. Importantly, these cryptographic requests consume more resources per call than other request types. Shortly before 4:00am PST, we began to...

posted @ Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:39 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ ARCH ]

Gibson Robot Guitar

Those of you that know me personally are aware I'm an amateur guitar player. I started playing a little over a year ago and it's been a great experience. A couple months ago, Gibson released the Robot Guitar!    Here's a little blurb from the Gibson site: Since the dawn of the instrument, musicians have come to accept the guitar's imperfections and lack of tonal precision as necessary evils. Onstage and off, guitarists have fought to stay in tune. Every music lover and performer has had to suffer through the show—halting, mood-killing atonal droning of a loudly amped guitar being brought into...

posted @ Sunday, February 17, 2008 2:34 AM | Feedback (0) |

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