Wednesday, November 15, 2006

today's playlist

london suede - can't get enough
underworld - dirty epic
new order - True Faith
orbital - Halcyon
BRMC - love burns
death in vegas - dirt

Monday, November 13, 2006

which muppet are you?

The continuation of the star wars personality test, here's the link to the muppet personality test.

Well this is my results and I can say I'm somewhat not suprised.

You Are Gonzo the Great

"Is something burning in here? Oh, it's just me."

You're a total nutball who will do anything for attention.

The first to take a dare, you'll pull almost any stunt.

You're one weird looking creature, but your chickens don't mind!

Monday, November 06, 2006

ftp scripts without passwords

As old as ftp is, i'm sure its still a very common method of file transfer in most interfaces.

Here's how to write a simple ftp script on unix or windows without having to worry about those passwords.

Using EOF

Probably the most common is to use the EOF (end of file) method. Its important to know that there cannot be any spaces in front of the last 'EOF' line.

ftp -nv hostname << EOF
cd directory
mput filename.*

Using .netrc

The other method of saving passwords for multiple scripts is to use a .netrc file which can be created in the user's home directory

$ cd $HOME
$ vi .netrc

add the following line into the file

machine login password

$ chmod 500 .netrc

You should be able to ftp without prompts. to test, just type

$ ftp

you should be logged in. the downside is that this forces you to log in as that specific user. However lets face it, if you're still using ftp to move stuff around, this shouldn't bother you one bit.

Personally, I would recommend that sftp or scp be used instead. pub key management is so much more convienient.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

north lakes, actually playing

Here is a screen capture of the video footage. DVD release probably in a couple of years or so.

One of the few instances where drummer dave is actually visible.

dead pi

Well, I guess it has to happen at some point. the home automation raspberry pi has died. Much to do with the stupid Strontium mini SD card. ...