30th september 1999
Biggest nuclear accident in Japan ever, and it’s close to where Aya
I go crazy….. come to me… now !!!!!!!!!!!!
29th september 1999
The firewall upgrade semmed successful, just a few small glitches
Discovered a perl script to convert web-pages into palm doc
and all that via the CGI interface…. hmmm looks like something
The Yen is falling, hopefully keeps falling. Now 1.74,
against last weeks high at 1.80, so Aya should get much more Yen
for my DM.
Did go to swimming with my dad, but oh surprise, it was closed due
28th september 1999
Finished the insurance for Aya, my train abo and ordered another
key for my
Another Firewall Upgrade today, and guess, more problems.
But anyway not so much surprising, everything was solved within 2
Who’s the King eh ????
Met with Reyk and Babsi and had dinner at India Town.
27th september 1999
Prepared the firewall upgrade for tomorrow, and also had little
SecurID Authentication problems.
Gave up trying to set more different timezones on MS PC’s. xclock
when TZ is exported and the OS supports it, other than on AIX.
Got a fresh haircut… yes, I’ll never look like Alan… I wish I
Finished the outlook calendar export perl script to generate a HTML
26th september 1999
Too bad weather for flying around somewhere, so everything is
ReInstalled the room seperator because the first version wasn’t
stable enough, the specification says up to 150kg load for tighten
the iron rope
but in real my ceiling seems to be less specified.
My parents visited me todays most interest to the room seperator I
Finished downloading Turbolinux-J, 421MB synchronized.
Thomas joined our SETI@Stun.de team.
25th september 1999
320MB synchronized so far. I think the biggest part is over, so I
TurboLinux-J will occure next week.
Will buy some stuff for my flat today, my parents discovered a new
of furniture, which might fit. Let’s see.
Back in. Found a lot of thinks, most dishes and cups but also my
finally. I don’t think Aya likes it, but… who cares
Anyway, I like it.
Will fly around castle Neuschwanstein tomorrow.
My coworker has a flight license and offered to my parents too, to
do a short
trip around the block. We’ll fly from Augsburg airport, time to
flush my digital cam.
24th september 1999
4 hours is not enough sleep for me. I need 18 at least…. a koalas
Have to get up early just in case something bad is
happening with this yesterdays night firewall upgrade.
And wonder, everything went fine.
The SETI@Stun.de group was founded today, our team number is:
Anyway I’m so tired now and going to bed, before lunch.
23rd september 1999
Got up really late today, because this will be a long night
So far everything went fine, the OS update is almost
finished, but the patches seem to be a little problem.
Also got that interface plumbing problem again.
Plus the routes disappeared…
The rest of the fw upgrade was easy….
So I should find more sleep this night than I expected.
22nd september 1999
Another firewall-migration successfully TESTED, the hot action is
Signed in for accounts on linuxtoday and themes.org which now has a
designeable layout. Good work, guys ! I’m wondering when site-fu is
No swimming today, because Reyk is ill, and Thomas is busy.
152MB of the japanese TurboLinux 4 synchronized. I guess I’m
to the end of next week.
21st september 1999
Another Solaris upgrade and lots of patchinstalls to upgrade on of
old firewalls. Also fixed the Authentication problems by installing
latest service pack…… damn…. most of the interface names are
Plus had to open a support-case, because reserved tokens like
obviously for “Friday” cannot be used WITHIN objectnames like
A temporary workaround may be to set up cnames in DNS for those
The ncftp script is running fine.
Already 85MB of the TurboLinux-J 4.0 synchronized.
Invited Simone and Ralph to Shoya japanese restaurant.
20th september 1999
Bought Aya’s learning books today. Woo, really heavy
Another firewall upgrade today, but now the machine seems to
halt when loading the ruleset in version 4 syntax, version 3
instead works without problems.
Plus tons of compilation errors on authentication symbols.
Tried to purchase the japanese Turbolinux somewhere, bot
So I created a list with files for automatic retrievement.
14 days I guess and I’m up to date synchronized with that
19th september 1999
Wacthed the oktoberfest parade on tv and recorded on tape for
BBQ in the garden…
Aya wrote today… it seems she’s getting more nervous, at least I
so. If I would move to another country I would be in more panic
Saw the beautiful fireworks at the oktoberfest from my
18th september 1999
Got the letter from school. but guess…..
Now I know (what I already knew) school starts on november the
But nothing else. HEY GUYS ARE YOU NUTS ?????????????
I wanted to know which books and what I have to pay
Stupid people may never disappear….. ((((((((((
17th september 1999
I’m going crazy with Aya’s language school, they said that they
sent me the reservation and infos. But I didn’t get
So I told them yesterday to send me again and where I can buy the
and how much I have to pay for the course fee.
But nothing yet…..
16th september 1999
Wrote a lot of documentation today, and rearranged a lot of
rules. Also added some of my own inspiration (new, missing
Started a new project: Test your english, for germans, so
english-experts. Check here.
15th september 1999
Dokumented the upgraded firewall. And installed a new version of
for backing up the machine.
Wrote a very long letter, about 10kB to Aya and my computer
before sending !!!!!!!!!!!! I made copy into clipboard but it
gone too. Oh Jesus !!!!!! Someone must be working against me
Anyway, tried to write again, but could only reconstruct 2kB.
Swimming with Tom, I think we missed Reyk. Sorry we’ve been so late
Tried two new cocktails at the Thai-restaurant after
Ohhhhh, my head…… bad idea.
14th september 1999
Tried to unite the worlds of Solaris and AIX for
purposes, but ended up in to seperate versions after two
Upgraded our first productive Firewall to version 4.
Absolutely no problems except the differnent paths,
again different on Solaris and AIX as well as for version 3.
13th september 1999
Urgently had to update the kernel grapher because we already
A lot of preparations for tomorrows Firewall upgrade.
Backup day, my favourite day…. BOFH
RC5 is running better since I got back two machines working on
Surfed a lot looking for japanese culture pages, to prepare and
a little bit more. Found many interesting sites.
And the best of all: www.sushi.infogate.de
Undoutedly the biggest source of Japanese restaurants all over the
also featuring more restaurants in Munich than I ever heard
So I immediately stopped my database project collecting
By the way: Aya, I found Karaoke bar in Munich, they’ve 7000
songs )))) What do you think ? RAP session
12th september 1999
Aya wrote today. She worked 13 days without a break, and slept
5 hours per day. Oh my dear I told you not to work so hard !
Made a complete system backup of www.stun.de and start to tar some
of my machine too.
Played with the new /dev/speech device (a perl script to
speech synthesizer) which allows system informations and
simply spoken by redirecting them to /dev/speech.
Next is a basic speech recognition to water my flowers on the
balcony via SNMP. (Sensors are ready, driver is zero-bytes in
11th september 1999
Got visit from our families friends, they have their own
and want to see some parts of the city-life. Beergardens,
and stuff. Anyway enjoyed the stay at chinese tower in the
garden and met my coworker Yann there. Boy the world gets
Improved the japanese capacities of my Linux by adding some
of the japanese Turbolinux to my system. Looks pretty more
than before. Anyway, the kinput2 still crashes GNOME
10th september 1999
Also long day working, fixing yesterdays failed solaris
The problem was a no more working call of ifconfig plumb
halts the whole machine. Crazy ! And the /etc/routes is no
read by the systems rc-files. (Nice if you have a firewall on top)
More and more people start reading my diary, according to the
of eMails sent to me with that subject. I know I should
add more links if I talk about sites and features, but have
people ever heard of search-engines ? I don’t want to collect
of dead links. Try www.google.com for all your needs.
Still no mail from Aya, I feel down….
9th september 1999
Worked 15 hours today, much SUN problems with quad ethernet
upgrading to solaris 2.6 with unbundeled patches. Thanks to Reyk
support. Anyway, it didn’t work, so I have to get up early the next
and fix our now DOWNED firewall… ((((((((((
no more comment….. too tired….
8th september 1999
Ordered our firewall upgrade licenses today. So I’ve got enough to
do in the
next few days. Also tracked down some problems with
Reyk failed again, to appear on our regular wednesday swimming date
But anyway, Tom joined me and was
absolutely fascinated about the
Thai food after. I drunk Mai Thai and (I forgot) cocktails, and
so much flying now…. )))))))) like in holiday….
(Thomas don’t forget to look after my thai-chair. I need that at
Kisses to my lovels cuty lady, and oyasumi, aishiteru.
7th september 1999
Big meeting of all the newcomers at work. Me too. Little bit
Not a good day, everything went wrong.
Power shutdown, and time to upgrade some of our firewalls.
This will be a long long hard working day.
Too late for upgrade SUNOS needed too long to apply all patches so
to brake. And more work and pressure for the next days.
No time left to play tennis against my dad.
Drunk a lot of Magners Vintage Cider at Shananigans Irish Pub
with Tom. He’s really a good friend….. always there to cheer me
6th september 1999
Had a very hard day at work. First programming, and later some not
fascinated coworkers, which tried to make buttons using Gimp.
Oh my god…. I know grey is a wonderful color.. back to the
Anyway as long as my Netfu is running here, and I can make my
beautiful colored logos at home…. (((((((((
Nothing for dinner…. and a bad lunch… anyway not my day.
Tom is unreachable, Reyk busy, my parents away.. and Aya ???
Someone save me from this lonely planet.
5th september 1999
BBQ in the garden, and almost a complete lazy day.
Downloaded a few lyrics for some japanese songs.
4th september 1999
Finished another MD for Aya, this time with german songs.
Played piano the whole day, Westernhagen’s “Kind von gestern”
is now mine )))
The Lotto-Server is unreachable, maybe the jackpot is too big.
And finally updated the diary entries a little bit more.
Tonight Lutz is playing Piano at the Vogler Bar in Munich.
I’ll go there I think.
3rd september 1999
Wrote a new firewall packet statistics grapher. Looks good.
Received my certificate from my old company today. WOW, they
really miss me. Thank you very much for such a good
Almost as much valueable as a harvard exam.
Independant crypto experts discovered backdoors in all
Windows Operating Systems. They say inside the MS-Crypto-API
they disassembled the Security Keys of Microsoft itself, and
the NSA(National Security Agency) the american secret
This could be extremely damage Microsofts Publicity.
I wonder what the Russians, Chinese and maybe the Japanese
The information was published also on the german Chaos
Club and was checked very careful.
2nd september 1999
Time to play Lotto. 27 Mio. DM, nice if I could have just a
Visited the japanese shop Japanalia today, and they really have a
things, many kimonos, painting stuff, pottery and so on, up to bed
shelf, paper walls and so on…. Would be big shopping if Aya likes
but I’m not sure that she wants to live japanese style in Germany
Bought new shoes for my upcoming tennis match against my
Gone for portugese dinner with Thomas. Interesting anyway.
1st september 1999
See if my firewall logrotate and the script handle the new
And surprise, they failed. After checking for leading zeros the
seems fixed. Also rolled out an FW-1 V4 version of the user
Played a little bit with 2 Sun 450 and 2 RS6K F50. Nice power for
A lot of trouble with my bank, because of too many (empty)
stun.de crashed (almost) the system showed more and more
plus the init routine died somehow. No shutdown possible and no
WOW. When rebooting with 2.2.12 the system seems more stable,
and mem usage is much less, just 40% now.
Also very obscure, the kernel source tree is a little bit
from my local machine. Time to get a new sourcebranch and
I don’t trust that tripwire indexing, I reinstalled my own
version instead of the RPM.
Waited for Reyk, swimming two hours, but he had no time…