Random Consistency

Howlin’ Wolf – Built for Comfort

Today’s Quote: “Hell is paved with good samaritans.” — William M. Holden

Network Stuff
I still haven’t reconfigured the DSL multi-purpose device. The instructions they gave me didn’t match anything I was seeing when I went to the URLs they gave me. I think I’ve figured it out but I’ll wait for their response. I’ll probably do it tonight. I can’t connect to my Windows servers via telnet either. I’ve got Linux and Windows versions of a GNU VNC program. That might work. I’ve also found a freeware telnet/ssh client that might be useful.

Oscar Madness
I’ve been hearing things about the Oscars. When is that supposed to be? I wonder if any movies I’d actually want to see are up for any awards. Movies I like are rarely nominated for awards. Any movies about gay cowboys eating pudding up for any awards?

I’ve also been hearing about something called March madness. What’s up with that? It sounds like some sort of temporary insanity that I’d just as soon not deal with. I have enough trouble with my usual year-round psychoses; I don’t need a special month for it.

Music Trivia Quiz:
1. Kurt Cobain was a member of which band? A) Stone Temple Pilots B) Pearl Jam C) Nirvana
2. Who was the first female solo performer to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame? A) Patsy Cline B) Loretta Lynn C) Minnie Pearl
3. Who shot and killed Marvin Gaye? A) His brother B) His father C) His wife
4. Who sang I Wanna Dance with Somebody? A) Madonna B) Donna Summer C) Whitney Houston
5. Who had an 80s No. 1 hit with La Bamba? A) Alabama B) Mr. Mister C) Los Lobos

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is supposed to be out on DVD today. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

From the previews, tomorrow night’s Drawn Together looks like it could be pretty good.

Music Trivia Answers:
1. C) Nirvana
2. A) Patsy Cline
3. B) His father
4. C) Whitney Houston
5. C) Los Lobos [They were a Mexican band who covered the Ritchie Valens song for the 1987 movie of the same name. A lot of people complained that Los Lobos was singing it wrong because their Spanish pronunciation was better than Valens’ who didn’t speak Spanish. (Songfacts.com)]


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.

2 thoughts on “Random Consistency”

  1. Yeah, I use PuTTY for my ssh needs at work & home. Let me know when you’ve got all of that working. 🙂
    I can’t seem to telnet or ssh into kirby right now for some reason. I can’t even bring up the web site. It pings but to no avail. I did have to power cycle the router this morning. Kirby probably got a different IP when I did that. Usually it keeps though.


  2. Good to know I found something that should work well. I’ll work on some of this stuff tonight. I think I’ve figured out how to reset & reconfigure the DSL thing. Setting up the PPPoE on the Linksys is a no-brainer. It will be like my old IDSL setup.
    It figures you’d get a new address at that moment.
    Odd things going on today. My pop3 mail doesn’t seem to be getting through here at work. I checked my mail through a web client and had all kinds of mail but it doesn’t respond through Thunderbird. But on our corporate network, strange things happen all the time. It would be just like our “network administrator” to suddenly decide to block port 110 and not tell anyone.


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