FreeBSD 6.1 Upgrade to Version 6.2

Posted in Technology on January 24th, 2007 by James

Last night I decided to upgrade FreeBSD from 6.1 to 6.2, that was released a few days ago.

Found some great information to make it painless. Did run into one minor snag.

I’ve also copied the information onto here.

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2007 Top 10 weirdest USB drives

Posted in Technology on January 23rd, 2007 by James

Ah, this is great.

2007 Top 10 weirdest USB drives


Posted in Technology on January 20th, 2007 by James

Yesterday, and earlier this week, my VPS ran out of processes. Earlier this week, I wasn’t too worried about it. Apache going nuts running alot of processes. Friday morning, same thing. Well Fridy I decided to take a look over the apache logs files. I host a few images at, for (note cool website). Retards from myspace and other sites, making direct links to my images, aka hotlinking. Getting hit so much, plus the size of the files didn’t help. Both Tuesday, and Wednesday, had close to 65,000 hits to it.

So I went ahead did some googling. Found some information for creating a .htaccess file that will prevent hotlinking. I was very tempted to change the file to some donkey loving porn, and but had to resist.

Here’s the .htaccess file that I used.

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://.*\*$ [NC] #cool wildcard trick. So will work.
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(www\.)?*$ [NC]
RewriteRule .*\.(gif|jpg|jpeg|bmp)$ [R,NC]

Basically traffic anywhere, except for the domains above will get sent to the hotlinking.gif file. Here is the image.


New LCD Monitor

Posted in Technology on November 13th, 2006 by James

Purchased a new monitor tonight. I’m pretty happy with it so far. 19″ Widescreen LCD. No major complaints about it so far. I just need another one, so my dual displays will match. Here’s some pic of it.

Firefox 2.0

Posted in Technology on October 30th, 2006 by James

9 reasons not to upgrade to firefix 2.0

Instead use Opera

Oh The Memories..

Posted in Technology on September 6th, 2006 by James

Ah, the sweet painful sounds of dial up……Bring back good ol memories.

Ripped My Cpu

Posted in General, Technology on July 28th, 2006 by James

So I was messing around with John The Ripper on my system at home.

Message from syslogd@home at Fri Jul 28 17:40:39 2006 …
home root: WARNING: system temperature too high, shutting down soon!

No I can’t connect to it. I’m not too happy, I’m gonna be FURIOUS if I destroyed something on it.

Long One

Posted in Friends, General, Music, Technology on July 16th, 2006 by James

Wow, really slacked off this week on updating my lame ol blog.

Well, I didn’t meet up with 1984 (Ted) Tuesday night, pretty nice guy. The internet is amazing, bring people together from thousands miles away. I meet him at the BYU stadium, in Provo. We then went to AGB (bar) in Provo. Drank a few beers and played pool. Jason and Ryan from Springville came on up for a bit. After a few hours, I took Ted back to BYU. He wanted me to come in and meet his sister and roommates. We walk inside, and holy smokes. Yeah total mormons. Piano in the corner, pictures of good lord, and best of all. Home teachers were over. hahahah…. They left a few minutes after us showing up, (I think we scared em away). Then we talked about religious, mormons, cults, suicide bombers, etc for a good hour. I then left at around 11pm back for home.

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Dual Layer

Posted in Technology on June 8th, 2006 by James

It’s amazing that the price of dual-layer dvd’s haven’t came down any futher in price.

Amiga 500 into a lamp???

Posted in Technology on April 2nd, 2006 by James

Sure why not…