Winter Bells


Saw Pan's Labyrinth last night. Very good. Everyone should go see it.

  • lilspikey
    um kennon you might want to delete that comment (for some reason I can't). I should have probably have made it private too...
    by lilspikey at 12/15/06 5:02AM
  • psemmusa
    Um WTF?!
    by psemmusa at 12/15/06 5:17AM
  • psemmusa
    aarrgh
    by psemmusa at 12/15/06 5:18AM
  • psemmusa
    changing password occurring now
    by psemmusa at 12/15/06 5:18AM
  • psemmusa
    ok password now changed.
    by psemmusa at 12/15/06 5:18AM
  • psemmusa
    Kennon, what precisely was this little wrinkle?
    by psemmusa at 12/15/06 5:19AM
  • lilspikey
    psemmusa I'm not doing anything with that info. I meant it to be a private comment for kennon, to check out a _potential_ security issue. Something that I'd encountered at work and was wondering whether it'd work here too.

    In principle though I could have set that up to log your session id the moment you view the page and _possibly_ (depending on how kennon has things setup) do nefarious things (e.g. temporarily logging in under your account).
    by lilspikey at 12/15/06 6:22AM
  • psemmusa
    Cheers John, I have full faith in your responsibility to refrain from nefarity (and if it isn't a word, it should be, nefariousness is just blah ;).
    by psemmusa at 12/18/06 12:06PM

It's cold and wet outside Mr Cat


Currently debating whether I should go see Pan's Labyrinth. On the one hand it looks like an amazing film. On the other hand I am tired and it's wet outside. Cinemas do have chocolate though.
  • kennon
    WOW. that film looks amazing!

    too bad it won't come out for year(s) here in germany, if ever.
    by kennon at 12/05/06 3:56AM
  • lilspikey
    I've listened to a couple of glowing reviews too. Didn't see it last night, but I'm determined I will go this week...
    by lilspikey at 12/05/06 8:45AM

New Record/I'll be moving soon

So I've just set a new record. This will have been the longest I've lived in one place in Brighton. At a measly 13 months that's pretty poor. However true to form it's time for the near annual moving fiasco. This time it's due to the landlord trying to put up our rent, which given the size of the place is pretty ridiculous.

The upshot of this is that I will currently be without a fixed abode from the 25th of December. Have to see what I'll do next, but it's likely that I'll be living on my own in the new year.
  • kennon
    wow, nice christmas present, getting kicked out of your flat!

    maybe there is some room in a stable somewhere...
    by kennon at 11/23/06 8:36AM
  • kennon
    but those mangers sure are uncomfortable to sleep in. never long enough. and the hay is really scratchy.
    by kennon at 11/23/06 8:36AM

Howto disable powersaving on a Belkin usb wireless card under ubuntu

So after our windows box broke at work, we installed Ubuntu Linux and everything was good. Particularly as it made installing java easy (just had to enable the universe/multiverse packages and everything was there).

The only issue was occasionally the wireless on the box would stop. Bit annoying when the box was meant to be run as a server, but it just required unplugging and re-plugging the USB wireless adapter and things would work ok again. Given the machine is only a few feet away this is no big deal.

Finally today it just got annoying and I decided to fix it. I knew it was probably the power-saving mode kicking in, but could not see how to disable it (iwconfig didn't help either). With a bit of googling I was pointed in the direction of the iwpriv command and found the following worked:

sudo iwpriv rausb0 psm 0

So I thought I'd just share that with the world - in case anyone finds it useful.

Pre-flight safety dance

Jen Wang rocks.