Internet woes

Posted by Jerry Thu, Dec 28 '06

Yesterday, (well, the day before yesterday night before the day that was yesterday) I’ve finally got to fire up good old Azureus (I’m tempted to add 'fat and gluttonous’, but I don’t want to get impaled with a ten-foot pole by Java enthusiasts… but I digress) after a good one year hiatus, for the new Ghost in the Shell movie, which I’ve wanted to get for quite a long time now. And it was… slow. Average of 10kb/s, constantly dropping off… and then today, nothing. 0 bytes. No peers. Zilch. Nada. Uh, what’s going on?

Lowyat’s news forums had the latest scoop on what went horribly wrong: Yesterday’s quakes in Taiwan damaged 5 undersea cables linking international traffic from SEA to the US. And repairs will take 3 weeks. (Zomg no internet for 3 weeks HYPERVENTILATE!) Ok, calm down. I can live with that. Tough networking veteran with many bag of tricks, I am.

Then, I’ve learned that TMnet was enforcing traffic shaping in my area since mid-2006. Just wonderful. Someone to spy on my packets and tell me I can’t use the Intarweb my way because they can’t be bothered to invest in better transport technologies. Who cares about net neutrality, yar?!

This holiday is going to suck… what on earth am I going to do with 14 GB’s of free space?!

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A Christmas drivel

Posted by Jerry Tue, Dec 26 '06

Ah, sweet sweet broadband. I miss thee too much. (crosses fingers and hopes Ghost in the Shell – Solid State Society will be done by tomorrow morning... Dear BitTorrent Peer, please do give me all thy bandwidth. Love, A Peer.) Quite an uneventful Christmas too, I must add. I did want to write a little bit of something on Ruby, but at the point of writing I believe half of my brain has just turned itself off under effects of jet lag. Thus this blog post which is utterly devoid of point and insight. Ah well, Merry Christmas to anyone who still happens to live on the other side of the globe. I must bid thee good night for now.

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All aboard!

Posted by Jerry Thu, Dec 21 '06

Sweet! Migrations to Typo, on Ruby on Rails, seems to work pretty well at the moment. It took a while to hack Typo’s Wordpress importing script to work with my old Blogger posts though, looks like the engine doesn’t quite enjoy the presence of untitled posts (bloggers don’t write no titles in 2002 dagnammit)... Ah semantic heterogeneity and the likes of dirty data concepts from Advanced Database. :P

Anyway! 'Tis just a quick preview (indicator? premonition? I’m at a loss of correct words to use.) of hopefully more frequent blog posts to come. But not longer under ol’ It’s A Buggered Life. Not Grayscale either. It’s

Stay tuned for my… uh, two-year backlog!

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