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Messages - Xepher

Announcements / Bandwidth Use Issues
December 22, 2009, 05:26:04 PM
EDIT: Finally found it... been digging on this for two days. Turns out, I made a really dumb mistake a few weeks ago. See below for updates.

Something is causing a huge spike in bandwidth use this month. I'm about to go over the prepaid amounts bought for the server. I don't think it's any sort of normal use that's doing this, as I'm having a hard time tracking it down. It looks like it might be caused by incoming data, rather than stuff served out. As a temporary measure, I've suspended all OUTGOING traffic on port 80. This means your scripts won't be able to grab remote images and such to process them. Mostly this may break some RSS parsers and such. If you have something that broke, let me know. Most of you shouldn't notice a change though. If this doesn't shake out the problem though, I may have to try some other stuff while tracking it down, and it could be slightly disruptive while I poke around in things. I'll let you know if anything major is going to happen though.
General Chat / Re: Any Mummers 'Loud in?
December 12, 2009, 09:13:11 AM
Yeah, I'd definitely be shot around here. I've heard of this before, and it sounds really awesome. I can't believe you've found another reason for me to be jealous of Canada. Seriously! Canada? It's not supposed to work that way!
Technical Support / Re: URL index issue
December 09, 2009, 12:12:41 AM
Both and show the exact same page for me. What that means is that your browser (or your ISP) is caching the old page. Try holding down shift while hitting the refresh button.
Applications / Re: Ink Student
December 08, 2009, 08:51:48 PM
Alright, I've setup your account. You should have an email with login info and instructions.
General Chat / Re: Google Wave
December 08, 2009, 07:37:55 AM
Ah yes, that was definitely it. IRC is way cooler than a comic anyway. :-)
Announcements / Re: Xepher's Moving (Again!)
December 07, 2009, 11:35:14 PM
It doesn't cost me anything to move usually. Well, other than gas to drive the distance. It's really convenient to be unemployed at the time though. :-)

And sadly, I missed all the snow. In san antonio, it was supposed to be bad, snowy weather all day friday, so I put off moving until saturday. Houston got all the snow friday, and it was sunny in SA. Then I moved saturday, and it was clear again here in Houston.

But yeah, in case you haven't deduced it, I'm done moving, and back online in Houston now. I also really want maple syrup now.
General Chat / Re: Google Wave
December 07, 2009, 11:32:24 PM
There was a comic (I think it was CTRL+ALT+DEL) that said "I'm going to be rich as soon as I invent a device that lets you punch someone through the internet." or something like that. I tried to find it, but the closest I came was this...
General Chat / Re: And Another Thing...
December 07, 2009, 11:30:22 PM
I haven't read it, though the reviews aren't too great. Something just doesn't seem right to me about a "continuation" not by Adams himself.
Applications / Re: Ink Student
December 05, 2009, 03:48:03 AM
Alright, I'm gonna say yes on this one. I'm in the middle of a move right now though, so I'll setup the account once I get unpacked at the other end. If you haven't heard anything by wednesday, give this thread a poke to remind me and I'll get on it.
General Chat / Re: Online Pharmacy
December 03, 2009, 07:00:15 PM
Hey, this reminds me... Willsan, you should now be in the administrators group as well now, so you can nuke anything should the need arise. Databits, Gwyn... both of you have been around long enough... I'm giving you global admin permissions as well. Try to ere on the side of caution, but the use of nuclear weapons is authorized if anyone tries to sell pills again. :-)
Applications / Re: Ink Student
December 03, 2009, 05:03:46 PM
Well, the art definitely impresses, thought I'm a bit hesitant due to the deadline and nature of the need. What's to say you'll actually keep updating (or otherwise care about) a site after your class assignment is complete? Are you looking for a long term site/project here, or just something to get you through your final exam?
General Chat / Google Wave
December 03, 2009, 05:00:58 PM
I haven't really seen much of it, but I'm intrigued by the idea. That said though, I fear it might not exactly be the next gmail. It reminds me in many ways of the early Microsoft "Active Desktop" push, along with IE's "push" websites. Nothing caught on there until years later when RSS feeds finally took off. Wave seems like it might be useful, but only in the same way AIM is... that is to say, it only works if everyone is using it.

Anyway, thanks to a friend, it appears I now have some invites to hand out. So if you're raring to get your paws on the newest google noun/verb, lemme know, and I'll toss a few out here. If, on the other hand, all of this was gibberish to you, then don't panic... you'll likely never miss it. :-)
Announcements / Xepher's Moving (Again!)
December 02, 2009, 05:12:17 AM
It's a short/easy move this time though. From San Antonio over to Houston. Shouldn't affect at all, and really, I just felt like making an announcement. :-)
Announcements / Re: Blocked Email Issues
November 21, 2009, 01:24:52 PM
Heheh... yes, but my definition of "better" includes a very definite lack of failure. :-P
General Chat / Re: R/C Airplane
November 17, 2009, 02:59:57 AM
I used to be really into RC planes when I was a kid. I saved FOREVER to buy the kit to build my first one. It was one of those kits that came with about 12 blue-prints, and a bunch of balsa sticks. You had to cut and build everything from scratch. Took me about 6 months, but when I finished, and fired up that nitro engine for the first time... most awesome toy EVER! Of course, I never got really good at flying. It's incredibly tricky when you're looking at it from weird angles and a distance. Ended up crash landing on a highway when it ran out of gas one time though, and bent the front landing gear.

Of course, instead of repairing it, I just built a new one... this time a high performance stunt plane. Took that sucker out and my instructor nearly freaked out about how stupidly fast and manuverable it was. I'd of course, modified the plans a bit to fit the same, larger-than-spec engine into it, so I wouldn't have to buy a new, smaller one. This thing was just too fast, could do a full roll in a fraction of a second, literally. The elevator cable apparently couldn't take the stress, and snapped during that first flight. The whole thing came barreling in at us on the ground. Hit probably doing 80-90mph, almost directly down. Nothing left but splinters. The fuel tank broke, and the battery cable was shorting out in the wreckage, so it actually caught fire even. Spectacular wreck, but put me off planes for a while.

I eventually repaired the first one, the trainer, but didn't fly it for years. Tried a few more times after moving to texas, and got a bit better at it, then just got kinda bored. Finally my friends dared me to take it out one day at the end of high school. It was windy but I thought "who cares?" It was so windy the thing fell out of the sky as soon as I turned with the wind and lost all lift. Smash! Finally let me parents sell all of it at a garage sale for like 50 bucks (I'd probably spent $700 on things) with the condition that it goes to a kid who actually wants to fly it. Supposedly it did.

Anyway, best of luck to you. We want photos of the crash! :-P