Comcast hell

I spent literaly all day yesterday at my parents house setting up a Comcast cable modem and getting a router all good to go so they can use it in any room of the house.

The house was purchased from myself so it was fully wired for a cat5 network. They have 2 laptops and two desktops that I was configuring for it. NOTHING went right. Network adapter drivers didnt install, the cable modem account wasnt set up properly by comcast and so on and so forth. I will heading back over to finish it up today.

It should be cool as hell to see my mom, sister and grandma using the net and email regularly though.

“In a moment it will be time to execute rock concert movement number 2, the up and down jumping movement. Ready… go..”

Heh, anyway. With the huge stress of running my own business and looking for gainfull employ I have begun the disgusting habit of smokeing (again). It sickens me to see the prices of a pack of cigerettes (almost $5 per pack) with all the new sin taxes they have stacked onto it; so I began rolling own. The cost turns out to be about $1 per pack this way. It still doesnt justify me smokeing… but hay.. whatever.

Microsoft says free software is dying?!

I was reading an article on ZDNet UK in which Micro$oft is claiming the recent decision by redhat to stop supporting its free os is the end of free software.

Bradley Tipp, Microsoft ‘s UK national systems engineer says “We haven ‘t talked to a single user who has said they ‘re using [open source] because it ‘s better.”

They aparently didn ‘t ask, “do you find it better” or “why do you use”. Because it certainly is: More configurable, more widely used in a server environment, FAR more stable, free, faster, able to handle abour 4X the load… who the hell are they trying to kid? Do they assume there customers know nothing of free software?!

Another Microsoft employee was quoted as saying “At least if Linux takes off, their viruses will propagate and we won ‘t be seen as the bad guys any more.”

Lets take this part here… “if Linux takes off…
WTF are they thinking?! According to netcraft 64.61% of the web servers on the net are using Apache and 23.46 are using IIS.

Now when pulling up those numbers I found an interesting quote to support my argument.

“During 2001 and the first half of 2002 several companies hosting very large numbers of hostnames including Webjump, Namezero, Homestead, register.com and Network Solutions migrated to Microsoft-IIS. Subsequently these businesses have either failed, significantly changed their business model, or reverted to their previous platform, and Microsoft-IIS share is now in line with its long term pre-summer 2001 level of around 20%.”

Bah… I ‘v had enough of those schmucks.

tech stuff

I have failed in my attempt to make CF5 work on FreeBSD. I may end up going with Debian now. Just have to wait and see what my girlfriend decides to go with. Its nice to use the same OS. It makes evening conversations easier. 🙂

I have also decided that ASP is a flipen worthless programing language. I have no use for it. Its windows based, MS wrote it, its a pain to code in (compared PHP, CF and so forth) and after downloading about 20 applications today to find examples I have determined that not a single ASP developer cares about clean code. Hell, one was all opening and closing asp tags to switch between HTML and code. Apparently Response.Write is not in his ASP vocabulary.

More from me later.

Updates n ‘ stuff

My new gig at SiteObjects is a blast! Its pretty much what I have been doing for Sigil this whole time only now I ‘m getting paid a regular, decent amount for it. 🙂

I have finaly made CFMX work on linux. For those of you who have tride and are still running CF5 here is what you have to do…

1. Remove CF5 wile backing up all of your dsn ‘s and stuff.
2. Install CFMX
3. Pretend you dont care that it doesnt work.
4. Install the CFMX 6.1 Upgrade.
5. Jump up and down because CFMX finaly works on linux.

Aside from that not much is up cept for the fact that I am sick as dog.

Every year at about this time I get the exact same illness. My throte is all tore up, I cough, my nose is plugged and my ears close up. This is only my second week at my new job and I had to stay home sick today in hope of getting better. Man it sucks.

a weekend o ‘ phun(k)

My buddy swung by and will be crashing at my place for a few nights. We started work on a kick ass topsecret project. More info will be available on that in a few months when its finished… No, its not a soap box racer! 🙂

I ‘m getting out of work early today to go to Nic ‘s place with a gagle of other friends including Star.

For the first time since I started this new job I ‘m honestly glad to be getting away from it. Have I mentioned lately that I hate asp? 🙂

The book I have on it (that I am using as a constant reference) has small photos of the developers that contributed to it on the cover. I have now associated my hatred for asp with them. I especially hate one of them in particular. Because no names are given in the book to associate with the photos I have named him “Steve Dave” and he pisses me off to no end