Archive for November 2001

CD Player

Well, before thanksgiving, I ordered a CD player for my car, and yesterday I received it. I drove down to Hofland’s house and started tearing apart my car, and 2 and a half hours later, I had new cd player in my car. It was a fun project to do. I’ve never worked on a car before, but it wasn’t much more difficult than a computer! It looks really neat, and it sounds even better. The radio doesn’t even compare to the quality of my cd player.

My New Car!

Well, after years (21) of having an imaginary car that didn’t take any gas, maintenance, or anything else for that matter, I now have a car! It’s first trip was a succesful one, driving from my hometown back to college. However it didn’t come without it’s fun surprises. Needless to say, nothing bad happend, just interesting, so that was good.

OpenSSH Upgrade

Today, I upgraded silage to the latest version of openSSH, which should now support both ssh1 and ssh2. I opened up a ssh server on port 21 (thereby shutting down the FTP) for about 1 hour. I compiled, and then installed the system logged into the alternative port, and then killed the old server, and started up the new one. All told, ssh was probably down for about 1 minutes, the rest of the services should have been running as normal.

Server Upgrade

Well, after starting at 9:00pm on Friday night, installing two new hard drives, a new video card, a new processor, and an IDE controller card, ASKER.NET is running again. It is now running a RAID system (in case of hard drive failure, data should remain intact). The video card that was causing problems has now been removed and with the new CPU upgrade (100 to 166) ASKER.NET should run a lot faster too! It took me 3 hours to do all that, and hopefully you will notice the change 😉


A summer in colorado is great! But it’s great to be home. My parental unit, andy, and jill all came out to see me at Bear Trap. We all had a great time in the mountains, and then they took me home. Wow, if only I had the space to write about the wonders God did this summer. You can ask me about them sometime.

All Done!

Well, it’s official, I am all done with this school year. I took my last final at 12:30 today, and finished it at 12:48, 18 minutes, and i was done! Another year is done, it seems hard to believe, but it is finished.

Moved Home…

Well, I packed up my belongings, and moved home from school today. We still have a week of finals, but I don’t have a test until friday. So, I’m going to hang out with my family, and then return on wednessday to begin studying. Next weekend I will be on my way to Colorado for a summer of fun, and growing closer to God! I’m getting excited about it.

Sand Baggin…

Well, at 3:00pm today, we boarded a van and went to the Fargo Waste Center, where we filled sand bags, and tied them up. At 5:00pm we went to eat, and then went out to Howitson’s house where we sandbagged their house. until 9:00pm It was sorta fun to help someone out 😉

AI Software Agent…

“Well, I have finished the implementation of my artificial intelligence project. I implemented an agent that walks around a world, sharpens knives, and talks to people. For assignment #2 I designed what I thought I might Implement. Assignment #3 I actually implemented him. If you want to know more, you can check out

Updated IP…

Well, Micronet was asked by it’s Internet provider to change IP addresses today, which means I had to change the IP for ASKER.NET and So, after a few phone calls, and a few modifications, The roll over happened at about 11:40 today, and total downtime depended on when your own DNS server updated. I would estimate that it was down for a minimum of about 1 minute, and a maximum of about 1 hour. Mail started coming in right away, so there was no mail lost. Everything seemed to go really smooth 😉