efficient here’s my
(new “jwotd”: japanese word of the day)
to bad that I can’t view you the kanji version too.
But I think the unicode guys are working on it.31th december 1998
Wish you all a happy new year !
Hey Reyk, are you prepared for videoconferencing on midnight
No, he was not, because he didn’t had to work ! BUUUHHHH !!!!!
After a few hours of bored working:
Celebrated the new year on Munichs Königsplatz.
Many crazy students there, making big fireworks, but had to
back to work immediatley.
Finished a statistics about all our systems which are not yet
Year 2000 compliant and why. Huahhh, there’re so many of
jwotd: (shinnen/the new year)
30th december 1998
Reviewed the 2.0.37 pre patch and there’s a lot of new RAID
in it. Also some completely rewrited code for i386
Memory detection is now done automatically up to 900 MB and
done manually up to 3 GB, which should also be enough for the
ones of you.
A lot of new PCI identification routines are also added.
The new 2.2.0 kernel is 54 MB in size… wow, a new record !
Some new features: NTFS filesystem support, Acorn, Sparc64 and
architecture support, IRDA and video support.
For those of you trying the new code and wanting to report
maybe first take a look on this page: Alan’s Joblist.
Studied a little bit more japanese today, trying to build
when just looking up some words in the dictionary. But it’s so
harder than in other languages.
Will need your help with this Aya.
Have to go to work from 22:30 to 6:00 am, and on sylvester
If someone wants to talk to me or wish me good new year feel
to call me: +49-89-2171-8516
A big kiss from the tiger to the dragon !
jwotd: (narau/to learn)
29th december 1998
Kernel 2.2.0 is out. But I had no time and absolutely no fun
to take a look at it.
Just to lovesick.
jwotd: (koi no nayami/lovesick)
22th to 28th december 1998
Ayako from Japan is here. Finally.
What a X-mas gift for me.
We’ve visited castles (Neuschwanstein, Hohen Schwangau),
visited Salzburg, celebrated christmas, toured around
Munich and much more private things…
And she left…. very hard for me….
I love you !
(And don’t forget to check your eMail.)
21th december 1998
Gone to work today, and a fileserver crashed. Cool….
Also some minor problems, but who cares…. Xmas is near.
Printed some Alpha compatibility stuff and also some information
different cluster software packages.
Reconfigured my RC5 machines to use a local proxy at work, next
fine tuning on contest switching and DES block flow to the
20th december 1998
Programmed some database applications using a web-interface with
Perl-script and MySQL as the backend database.
Pretty cool, but I think I prefer flat files. Much easier to repair
modify. (As long as I can live with two dimensions.)
Planned for the future is to use a MySQL database for all the
about boogie woogie piano players and to easily create on the
webpages. Also to enable advanced search criterias and simple
modification handling… (long way to go…)
Played Xshipwars together with Reyk and did exchange some of the
RedHat 5.2 updates. (We also tried to install Gnome on Reyks
bad idea…. don’t know… almost anything broke.)
New mail from Aya, so it seems she has found an internet-cafe in
So here begins the crash course:
jwotd: (bo, fu/mother, father)
jwotd: (shukubo, shukufu/aunt, uncle)
19th december 1998
Don’t ask me ! Everybody needs some relaxing !
18th december 1998
Almost nothing to do today.
Another X-mas party at work….
(The same procedure as every year…….)
Found someone from Digital who will hopefully sell me four
to set up clustering for private testing with some friends.
I hope we can make the deal.
jwotd: (chũi/watch out !)
17th december 1998
Tidied up my desk at work and finished all open cases.
My colleagues tried to make some jokes, but I had no time to listen
You should have seen their faces as I told them that I’m on holiday
Panic… so it seems you’ve to do your jobs yourselves again !
16th december 1998
Get more and more in touch with clustering. Another two machines at
and some news on a project by a friend.
Ordered Madge token-ring drivers for Linux today, and they gave
when filling out some forms about limited support alpha-release and
But the Presto version isn’t supported yet, and those dumbs gave me
a part of the developement libraries so I couldn’t recompile a
version for my needs…
Now my rooms are perfectly clean ! Makes me think they never were
And where is the visitor ???? Hey Ayako, no eMail and no phone
what’s up. Do you want to stay forever in the Netherlands ???
Finally built up my 16 channel mixer and connected almost
which offered a connector useful or not.
Sounds really great when you can watch TV, tune in another channel
VCR, hear a CD, get the PC sound of two machines and play E-guitar
same time 8-)))))))))))))))))))
15th december 1998
Doing the DNS administration at work from today on. Yeah….
Finished to pin in all my Australia photos. 8-)))
Now it’s showtime.
Downloaded Beowulf to get some more know-how on clustering
14th december 1998
Swapped some router interfaces on a cisco 7206. Plug and play
Had to remove a token-ring probe which produces automatic
wraps on a hub port almost every minute, very obscure…
Investigated the new 2.0.37pre2 kernel features, which contains a
raid controller support addition on network drivers (especially for
and some new hardware detection and description routines.
Downloaded Netscape Communicator 4.5 already fortyfied and the
which is already compiled with SSL support. (Yep, I still was
compile it myself. SSLeavy is a little bit too tricky for
Collected some fun stuff for the upcoming hard working days.
(Audio-samples from the series “Married with children”, sure
Seen the new bttv 0.5.22 which now has videodat support and the
included in the package. Maybe I can reactivate my vidcam and
because the latest driver seems to break eveything.
jwotd: (samukatta/it was cold)
13th december 1998
Burried in eMail again…. hooohooo ( I hate it, don’t you !!!!!!!!!!
Reyk and myself decided to buy Alphas in january and do some
experiments on Linux clustering.
Tidied up my bathroom and kitchen completely.
Hey man that was just the right time !
Learned some new japanese phrases. Hey I seem to love that
12th december 1998
Had a fascinating night, working from highnoon to 6 AM after a
has destroyed some of the contents of three different netware
Since this day had no real beginning, I did go to bed when
Completed another part of my Australia photo album.
Only 350 pictures left. ))))
jwotd: (eki/railway station)
11th december 1998
In the morning did some japanese phrases practising.
Now I can understand what time it is in steps of five
And also colours, countries and some other stuff.
(It only takes 2 hours to learn 200 new words. I’m surprised by
Get called by my colleagues because of some problems on two
servers after a planned movement of volumes.
jwotd: (Nani o kaimashita ka?/What did you buy?)
10th december 1998
And again a netware server installed. So they’re moving to NT, I
Time to get my castle polished. Tidy up day.
Installed my 100 MBit hub today ! So the every six hour plug
comes to an end. And RC5 can work uninterrupted.
jwotd: (Nihon-go ga wakarimashita ka?/Did you understand the
9th december 1998
Did some fine tuning on our netware servers.
Enjoyed our company’s X-mas party.
8th december 1998
Installed another netware server to get some load sharing
But this requires moving some of the users. Stress……
Upgraded Markus’s Linux machine and enabled netware
samba and pnp sound, everything without having to reboot
7th december 1998
Martin Schmitt plays at Jan’s Bistro, I hope to get there in
Nope. To much to work for today, sorry.
The main harddisk of www.stun.de seems to be defect, because I
it respinning this morning. Reyk will give me his 2 GB UW
BTW: next install date (yes it’s still here) is the 12.12.98
Hope the best. Password rotation and SSL needs to be completed on
6th december 1998
Results of the last 9 hours (CCNACHT):
– world record for the biggest heterogenic Linux cluster
– german internet backbones glowing in the dark nicht
– ISPs overloaded due to multiple the videostreams
– 140 MB internet traffic through my local network
– IRCed and Videoconferenced until late morning
– Transferred 2 GB of MP3 stuff internally
– Tom, Martin and me are very tired, but not bored at all.
Good night for now.
5th december 1998
Tonight is the big ComputerClub night, so don’t expect to
details. Instead go to: http://www.ccnacht.de
jwotd: (hitoban/the whole night)
4th december 1998
Another quart gone, time for statistics at work. This weekend
year 2000 compatibility test is planned. Wish you much fun
My perl scripts displaying web activity and counting page
are up and running. Fascinating !
Wrote some emergency stuff for www.stun.de.
Tonight there’s a Guinness Book record to fight for in every
Pub in Germany. I wont miss that.
Will get visited by Ayako from Japan in about two weeks. Time to
all the words in my head. 8-))
3rd december 1998
Got my big 19 inch network rack today, thanks to Cetin for
so I can move all my machines in the rack and close the door to
my silence back.
Tried the BIND 8 configuration and everything runs beautyful and
Hacked some more perl code to do page access counting and web
statistics as on-the-fly images. Hey I think I love it…
Configured masquerading today so that we can start the long
without any problems. Next step will be load sharing with a second
2nd december 1998
Installed another (it was the same, but on a different hardware)
netware server, and on the old (newer) hardware a 3.12 one, at
Bought two new books to be prepared for sylvester at work
One is “Goto Perl 5” and the other “CGI programming for the
I’m still waiting for the “CGI programming in Perl” to become
Revised the whole nameserver configuration today, since the
5.2 update has changed from BIND 4 to BIND 8, which is
Takes a lot of time, and you can do a lot of mistakes too.
(www.stun.de and zuse1.fps-net.mbox are totally tuned now.)
Maybe some performance problems are resolved too, I just didn’t
the time to verify this. (gatewaying and BIND 8 DNS through
1st december 1998
Configured gatewaying and some firewalling stuff to be
for the spectacular Computer Club Night coming up this
Here is a first part of the upcoming program:
16:00 Computerclub Spezial (TV: WDR)
23:00 Irish Pub (Guiness Buch Rekordversuch):
(Gerd, Andy, Thomas, Reyk)
0:00 Irish Pub (Deutschland Rekordversuch)
4:00-14:00 SCHLAFEN !!!
14:30 Computerclub Praxis live (TV: WDR)
18:00 Aufbau Hardware / Internettest (Routing) Proxy
21:00 Computerclub Vorschau Programm (TV: WDR)
23:00 Computerclub Nacht Paderborn live
(TV: WDR/Phoenix ; RADIO: 3 Stations ; INET: 60 WEBCAMS !!!)
0:00 Computerclub Nacht (Linux Cluster WeltRekord Versuch)
6:30 Hardware Abbauen
9:00-18:00 SCHLAFEN !!!