My rig – Desk side

by on Mar.03, 2010, under club penguin

Two Asus VW225TL 22″ monitors next to each other and Logitech 5.1 surround.

The monitors are brilliantly bright. They are mid-range (not the cheapest model) and run at 1680×1050.
On the screen is a very pretty rendering of the solar system, and the desktop is KDE 4.2. Of course its KDE 4.4 now but the pic was taken some time ago.

My Computer - 22" monitors

My Computer - 22" monitors and view of cables at the bottom

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Automated Fax Setup

by on Mar.03, 2010, under club penguin

For my work for RealSauce, our primary method of advertising is by fax.

What you see here is three D-Link serial dialup modems, three phone lines coming from behind the desk, the power setup and the silvery cables are three USB -> RS232 adaptors.

Oh and a lot of cable ties.

Three modems being used to send faxes with efax

Three modems being used to send faxes

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Bunny buried in paper

by on Mar.03, 2010, under club penguin

Sometimes you just see the paper moving but you cant see her at all.

Bunny hiding in paper

Bunny hiding in paper

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Dead Bunny Flop

by on Mar.03, 2010, under club penguin

I believe the technical term for this is the Dead Bunny Flop.

Its hard work being a bunny it seems.

Dead Bunny Flop

Dead Bunny Flop

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Bunny in a Asus box with shredded paper

by on Mar.03, 2010, under club penguin

For some reason she loves sitting in that box.
She has a Logitech box as well, but she much prefers Asus.

Bunny being very comfortable in a box with shredded paper

Bunny being very comfortable in a box with shredded paper

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Just a small little update

by on Feb.28, 2010, under gearman, internet, voip

I’ve been extremely busy these days.

One of my new projects is a Interactive Floor Plan builder for real estate agents, so they can do it themselves and save a whole pile of money. Currently firms which do them at the moment charge about $70 for them.

Real estate agents also have horrible email addresses. For some reason is the most common by far.
So I’ve also been setting up a really professional email hosting server (anti-spam, anti-virus, very fast, IMAP, POP3, SMTP) to try and get rid of some of those addresses.

We’ll see where both of those go. :)

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Wow long time no update

by on Mar.30, 2009, under Uncategorized

Well I really havent been updating my blog very often at all.
Hmm I need to start doing it again.

Oh well tons has happened.
I’ve been keeping busy with work.

I’m also moving down to New South Wales. :)
Should be interesting.

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Google World?

by on Nov.23, 2008, under google

I was thinking the other day.
Google has vast amounts of data about the world.
Everything from high res satellite images to street maps to street view images.
They even have 3d buildings in some places.

What if they are trying to make a 100% seamless 3d world?
Where you can zoom in from space and see satellite images and as you get closer you get fully textured 3d buildings and even closer you get detailed street images?
All seamlessly stitched together to make a high quality fluid world.
The technology exists – it just needs to be fine tuned and perfected.

Why did I think of this?
Has anyone else noticed the lack of street view in Google Earth?
The logical thing for them to do is not implement it the way Google Maps uses it but to combine it with the satellite imagery.

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Gentoo Wiki is down, but all is not lost!

by on Oct.26, 2008, under gentoo, mirror, wiki

Well the Gentoo Wiki is down with no backups which created a lot of headaches for everyone.
So with 48 hours of work I reconstructed the wiki.

I present to you,

Its a full read only copy of the wiki. Enjoy. :)

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New VPS!

by on Jun.07, 2008, under vps, website

You are now reading this on my new Virtual Private Server. :)

I used to have a CentOS VPS with cPanel for $60/month at Liquidweb.
This new VPS is with SliceHost and its only $38/month.

Fun details about its setup:

  • Running Gentoo unstable
  • Apache 2.2 with mpm_event
  • 512mb ram/20gig space/200gig bandwidth
  • Backed up daily to Amazon S3
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