Archive for March, 2010

Internet Gateway

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

So I never get confused as to which server is the “Internet Gateway” and which is the “Private Gateway”, a slight modification to the motd was necessary:

Internet gateway

I won’t be getting them confused again :-)

Screw you, Screw You Emily?

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Seriously, some people clearly have too much time on their hands and make sites like this.

Some people are also gullible, and assume that by advertising this random site to all their friends that they’ll get to see some “awesome” pictures of a girl they’ve never met.

1. That makes you look sad.

2. If you use more than about an ounce of intelligence you can see all the pictures without advertising that you’re sad.

3. They’re really boring.

4. The owner, Ponkah Singh, also owns Screw You Katie which appears to use the same picture?

Thanks go to Stuart Ferrier who prompted this rant by being helpful on Facebook:

Screw You Emily

Limiting VLC memory usage

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

It appears that, under Ubuntu 9.10 x86_86, vlc has a random nasty memory leak to the point where it’s eating over 5GB RAM and taking my laptop away with it.

Here’s a quick script that’ll limit VLC to 1GB RAM, to prevent it from killing your machine when leaking.

#!/bin/bash
source /etc/profile
ulimit -v 1048576
vlc

Facebook is being taken over by spam :/

Monday, March 15th, 2010

And it has finally happened; Facebook is being taken over by app spam: