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Wow...forgot about this blog

Posted 09-14-2011 at 04:04 PM by unixfool

I've been keeping most of my blogging with, and for awhile I was using iWeb (for my Mac and motorcycling blogs and web pages). Well, I'm beginning to hate iWeb, since I can only use my Macs with it. I don't like being that tied to my Macs.

So, I think I'll give this blog a shot again...I'll just straight up start adding ANYTHING technological to this blog and try to take advantage of this site's publicity.

So, expect to see more postings soon!
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Avant Window Navigator

Posted 03-19-2009 at 05:58 PM by unixfool

I'm going to try to make my Dell Mini's desktop look more like the OS X desktop. I'd rather not install OS X to do this...

I've installed Avant Window Navigator, and it is running but there is also already a taskbar on the bottom of Ubuntu's Gnome. I'd kill it but I don't know if I can get it back later. I'd also like to add more widgets to it (for every widget showing on my Ubuntu install, I'd like a comparable and functional AWN widget).

I'll post my findings here,...
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Linux distro installs

Posted 03-10-2009 at 12:39 PM by unixfool

I bought a Dell Mini 9 about a week ago.

I had issues getting it to connect to my home WAP. The first thing I do when I've such issues is to determine what's going on, usually by sniffing the network interface.

Tcpdump wasn't installed! This is the second time I've seen a default install not include such a critical piece of software. I installed Suse about a year ago and noticed the same thing.

I ended up going to my router and jacking the Dell into...
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Snort init script still not working...

Posted 06-04-2007 at 09:42 AM by unixfool

Yeah, I thought I'd nailed this, but there is still an issue with my Slackware machine's Snort startup/shutdown script. For some reason, it'll start fine, will not shut down cleanly and will error out. The script will not start on its own and requires manual intervention (dunno why). I'll have to add some debugging code to it so that I can track the issue. It must be some flag that I'm using when implementing 'ps', because that's the only difference between the two scripts (the OpenBSD and Slackware)....
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Old - Malicious IP scanning

Posted 06-04-2007 at 09:41 AM by unixfool

IP, an IP that belongs to, has been very active lately. The machine has been compromised twice in 30 days and does a multitude of scans. Last month I reported this IP to and the machine was eventually taken offline (after waiting over two weeks). I reported it again this weekend when I noticed the IP was scanning against port 80 on my public server.

I've attempted to do some digging via Google but have found nothing solid, other than finding...
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