Friday, August 26, 2005

3 story cabins rule

Brian's cabin up in Government Camp is frickin' sweet. Not only is it a really nice and peaceful place, but he has a fast internet connection. Guess I'll be working from the mountain more!

Jane and I went to Bagby Hot Springs today too. She got in the hot water, I walked around. That shit is WAY TOO HOT, at least for the summer. The creek under the bridge is badass though. Nice, clear, clean looking water. Parts are moving pretty quickly and looks REALLY deep. Quite a beautiful place.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

so much I want to blog about

but I've been busy with work and entertaining Jane. Some good news though... Bobby and I put down our security deposit on our new place!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

It's been a while

Well, last time I wrote about a piss-poor kayaking experience (or lack thereof) but this last Saturday was badass.
I went with Garry to the North Santiam outside Mill City, OR for a river safety day. While I learned some valuable stuff, I also had a great time on the river. While I also missed all of my practice rolls, I did hit 5 of 5 combat rolls, all first try. Also ran a Class III. Quite fun.

Also, my former roommate Jane (Jea Hyun to everyone else) is in town. She flew in on Sunday and it's been great hanging with her. Too bad it's after midnight and I'm still working...

Sunday, August 14, 2005

failed once again...

well, I tried to go kayaking today. Just remember, it's not really possible to kayak without a spray skirt. always bring one...

Friday, August 05, 2005

Bush vs Bush

one of the greatest things I've ever seen...
btw, I know this is old, but it deserves some present attention

Virtual Optical Drives

ominous title but nice nonetheless...
One of the greatest ways I've found to backup data and "send cds" is to generate an iso and send just that one file. An iso is a big image of whatever is on the cd (I guess it doesn't have to be an actual cd, as you can create an iso from nothing and go from there)

anyway, here's a great, free Windows shell extension for creating iso images, called ISO Recorder. Download it, give it a try with some cd. All you have to do is right click on the cd drive and hit "copy to image file" (notice you can also copy straight to another cd)

The iso that's created can then be mounted in a virtual drive. There's a program called DAEMON Tools that you can use to mount an image and your computer treats the image as a drive. So you can then mount your iso image. Pretty cool stuff.

I even mounted an iso, then created an iso from it, then mounted THAT iso...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

the Gorilla revisited

I had posted a while back that I was working on a batch script to automate the download/upload of the password dat file used in Password Gorilla. Well, I think it's done.
All you have to do is download the Gorilla and then download my batch file. Unzip the archive (needs to be in the same folder as gorilla-1.2.exe) and run Gorilla for the first time to generate the password file.
Open up the bat file in notepad and configure lines 8 through 11
SET FtpSite=ftp.server.net
SET FtpUser=user
SET RemoteDir=folder/to/dat/file
SET PasswordFile=passwords.dat

It's best to upload your dat file BEFORE you use the script!
Then, when you want to use Password Gorilla, double click the start link. At the prompt, enter in
gorilla.dat password

where password is your ftp user's password. Press return and let the script do its thing. Gorilla will fire up. Log in, do whatever, don't forget to save. When you exit, the script will upload your dat file.
Leave a comment if something's not right!
As with any batch script, you should read through to make sure nothing malicious is going on!