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Broken

broken chipIt’s always good to be reminded how broken we really are. Man is so broken its beyond belief. I know we all get to that point of facing that brokeness and we all react differently when we reach that point. With out the Spirit to hold us together and lift us up we are ultimately doomed to loath that brokeness till it consumes us. Thats why I want to share my brokeness. In hopes that others will recognize that time it happens and see that the only way to survive that is to look to our loving God.

This is a little trip in to my past and in to my soul through the lyrics of a song that I have loved since before it made sense to me. Continue reading

Grub throwing body shots

Punch Out

So for the past few days at work I’ve been spending time trying to get a server box up and running to host my own personal files I like to keep around. Like my ISO image backups of my work cd’s, mp3s, Gameboy Roms, ya know the work related stuff. I got a hold of my nice little GX200(866mhz) and a pair of 15GB hard drives to play with so I was trying to give my self maximum performance and space by making a raid 0 set. While it sounds like an amazing idea I’m now looking at having to recompile my kernel to include raid instead of using the module. Why then does the module exist if it doesn’t work!? The initial trouble is that you can’t install grub or lilo to any place useable when you have raid sets. Last I checked your MBR hung out outside of your partitions so why then cant we write it to one or the other drive to load the raid? Weird.

I was also just informed that today is the 20th Anniversary of the release of the game The Legend of Zelda for the original NES. Now you each owe me a rupee for reminding you. This creates a perfect time to rant and rave about Zelda games. Continue reading

Is it brilliance or is it YB?

Dead CarI havn’t the slightest where the idea came from. I think I might have been sitting at my desk wishing I could be playing with one of my Linux boxen. Or may be it just happens if I drink enough Yerba Mate? I was pondering the total amount of bandwidth taken when running an apt-get update. Then I started trying to do some math as to how much bandwidth the apt repo sites must be pushing. My mind was boggled. You know that fuzzy conceptual place that most of your world takes on when you’re drunk? Well hopefully most of you don’t but its kind of like that. Where the idea is kind of in your brain but you just cant quite grasp it. Yeah thats the kind of numbers I was coming up with. I knew they were huge, kind of muddled and I just couldn’t quite grasp it. So then I got to thinking about having to serve up some media for the VGP websites and I was thinking bittorrent would be a good way to reduce the amount of bandwidth required to serve up the media. And so it culminated in my head. Why dont the apt repos in debian/ubuntu/apt-rpm/every one integrate a form of bittorrent for package management? May be theres some good technical reason I missed.

On a whole other note my car died friday night. Kind of Ironic since Pastor on Wed. nights had been going over trouble and why its been brought our way and how to deal with it. I took it as a good opertunity to exercise joy and peace in a time of trouble. And let me tell you it is definately a time of trouble when your car shoots transmission fluid several feet from under the car. All this while I was late to get to the High School VGP party. As always Christ uses things like this for good. I feel it was a test of my patience and a test of my ability to be humble enough to rely on others. Just because I had to do it doesnt mean I had to like it though! As it turns out it was just a hose clamp that had let go and the hose had come loose. $40 in tranny fluid, screw driver and nice jumper cables later my car was back in buisness. I huge thanks to Brad and Matt. You guys are a blessing and true brothers in Christ. THANK YOU!!!

There was a ton more that went down over the weekend but unfortunately work once again is bearing down so I gotta get back to it. I hope every one had a good and safe weekend. God bless!

Adventures at the cube farm

So yesterday I spent 13 hours at work. Happy V-day to me! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It was all worth it though. Some people know and some don’t that I had been slacking at work at the end of last year. While this was awesome from the stand point that I knew I loved doing the Lords work more than doing man’s work it wasn’t so good at holding up those things we are taught to do in the bible. I could bust out the verses but I’d rather you have to do the study your self. Things are more personal and applicable that way.

Any way what made this marathon of work worth it was a phone call I took from the help desk for a gentleman who was over in the U.K. on buisness and had a presentation to give in the morning. Continue reading

!? :-(

So itโ€™s about 2:30am and I’ve just returned from a very dear friends house. We got in to a debate over something I think should probably be at best very carefully taught and something which my friend feels should be taught every where all the time. This debate has some what disturbed me for two reasons. Continue reading