Last night Gryphn and I spent a long time setting up an OS on her new server.  We attempted a bunch of different ones failing to get the Perc3 to work with a few of the distros.  I finaly downloaded the Suse FTP Boot Iso from and installed it.  Its a very well developed, solid, easy and stable OS.  It reminded me alot of a less buggy redhat.  I sware I saw some SELinux bits as well as chroot stuff.  I guess (according to the suse site) that they have a pretty good firewalling system.  I have yet to play with it. 

I 'll let everyone know how it goes.


Heh, I 'm still working on my own linux distro.  Its going nicely, however… I found an alternative to making my own control panel for hosting.  I find a product that I can finaly put my stamp of aproval on.

Very nice product based on PHP/MySQL.  From all of my initial security audits on the demo they have up… its tight.  Its interface is great and it just works.  This is FAR more than I can say about cPanel.

I 'm wondering if something similar may happen with linux.  Maybe I just havnt found a distro I like yet. (shrug).  Out of all of the current distros my favorites are Debian, Gentoo-Hardened and Suse.  But none of them seem to fit my needs exactly; so Guardian Linux will continue as planned.


My companys new site is getting closer and closer to a launch.  It will be a huge weight lifted off my shoulders one it does.  Automated billing and signup, support system, kbase, security related news feeds, monitoring and all kinds of other fun stuff.

I babysitted my nephew last night and played on his Playstation2 a bunch  (Hi Buddy!) wile my girlfriend was out purchasing a Gucci purse.

I am working on putting a new dual CPU workstation together for myself.  It will have a kicken windowed case and all that other fun stuff.  I will give you guys some pics as its being built.

Chilie cook off

My chickie and I did a chilie cook off today.  This was the first time I have ever made chilie in my life and DAMN it turned out good! 🙂

I will post the recipe tomorrow.  I took the recipe that gryphn normaly uses (my favorite) and also used ideas from the recipes of world champion chilie.   It was good stuff.

From Bruce Schneiers most recent Crypto-Gram

The U.S. system of government has a basic unwritten rule: the

government should be granted only limited power, and for limited

purposes, because of the certainty that government power will be

abused. We 've already seen the US-PATRIOT Act powers granted to the

government to combat terrorism directed against common

crimes. Allowing the government to create the infrastructure to

collect biometric information on everyone it can is not a power we

should grant the government lightly. It 's something we would have

expected in former East Germany, Iraq, or the Soviet Union. In all of

these countries greater government control meant less security for

citizens, and the results in the U.S. will be no different. It 's bad

civic hygiene to build an infrastructure that can be used to facilitate

a police state.

Rhyme & Reason

Oh well oh well so here we stand
But we stand for nothing
My heart calls to me in my sleep
How can I turn to it
‘Cause I ‘m all locked up in this
Dark place –
And I do not know
I ‘m as good as dead
My head aches –
Warped and tied up
I need to kill this pain

My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone
My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m six feet underground

How long I ‘m tied up
My mind in knots –
My stomach reels
In concern for what I might do or
What I ‘ve don
It ‘s got me living in fear
Well I know these voices must
Be my soul
I ‘ve had enough I ‘ve had enough of being alone
I ‘ve got no place to go

My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone
My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m six feet under ground

Six feet under
In y grave
Lying wired and shut and quiet in my grave
Leave me here
Leave me here to waste here
So young and here I am again
Talking to myself
A T.V. blares
Oh man
Oh how I wish I didn ‘t smoke
Or drink to reason with my head

But sometimes this thick confusion
Grows until I cannot bear it at all
Needle to the vein
Needle to the vein
Take this needle from my vein my friend
I said

My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone
My head won ‘t leave my head alone
And I don ‘t believe it will
Until I ‘m dead and gone

In my grave
Lying cold in my grave
The reason –
My reason
Take my head off this terror
The fearing won ‘t come back
I can ‘t see
My mind ‘s all wiped clean
The needle
Make my great escape
I seem caught in time
My head leaves me behind
Body fall cold
And I see heaven

— Dave Mathews Band