February 2007

Another version of Artistic Style released:   Artistic Style 1.20.2 has been released. That makes two releases in less than a month! I have again ported the software to OpenVMS as, while now I have agreement from the project's maintainers to include support for OpenVMS, it's still not made it into the code stream. (69 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

MRTG setup:   After upgrading my linux box the other day, I thought I might run up MRTG on it. This is a rather fun exercise in systems admin as I had to install and configure a bunch of packages on the box, including MRTG (obviously), lm-sensors, snmp, snmpd, apache, etc, etc. I even fixed a Perl script and had a great time playing with snmpwalk and OIDs. While I'd like to publish this info on this site, it's obviously generated on the computers at home. So we shall serve it up from there for the time being. Here you will find the page linking to the MRTG info. When I get some more time, I shall add some navigation... (119 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

eight-cubed is 5:   Today is the 5th birthday of eight-cubed. The first post was on 21st February, 2002. (16 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

Linux upgrade:   The other day, I noticed that I was getting some "strange" results from a BOINC project. Rather than immediately declaring the project had a bug, I thought it might be wise to upgrade my installation of Ubuntu to something a little more recent than the "Hoary Hedgehog" release, which was around the 2005 timeframe. So I embarked on the apt-get install train... I upgraded from "Hoary Hedgehog" to "Breezy Badger" to "Dapper Drake" to "Edgy Eft" (love the distribution names) and after only minor problems I am finally up-to-date. (101 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Fortran compiler:   I've just installed the Fortran compiler on my AlphaServer at home, as a potential employer uses it extensively, and I haven't even looked at Fortran in a number of years. I wonder how quickly it will come back to me? (40 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Artistic Style 1.20.1:   A port of Artistic Style 1.20.1 is now available for download. You can find the download links in the original Artistic Style post. (110 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

Tag cloud added:   Tagging posts seems all the rage at the moment. And the version of Movable Type I just upgraded to today supports an input field for new entries that allow arbitary tagging. So today I've trolled back through a couple of years worth of entries and tagged them. The new Tag cloud in the left menu allows you to view a page of tags that link directly to Swish-E searches for that tag. (72 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Apollo panoramas:   Wow, check out these panoramas of the Apollo moon landings. Incredible stuff. (16 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

MT 3.34:   I've just updated this site to Movable Type version 3.34. Due to some modifications I've made to the configuration over the years, the upgrade is not particularly easy, as I have to be careful not to break a customization. If you notice weirdness, let me know. (71 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)