Archive for April, 2007

Leaving Tonight…..

Posted in General on Monday, April 23, 2007 by Yatta

Leaving Tonight is Ne-Yo’s new song with Jennifer Hudson has a real ‘ol school feel to it. As i Listen to it right now, I think its groove may be lost on those under the age of 30. The song is from Ne-Yo’s new album Because of You which i think should be officailly releasing May 1st, don’t quote me on that date :D. Even though it say Featuring Jennifer Hudson I think I would rater say Featuring Ne-Yo…. mainly because Hudson is the one doing most of the singing.

Here is a link to the streaming audio and download of the song.


Monitoring Like a mad man…..

Posted in Linux on Monday, April 23, 2007 by Yatta


I’ve been working on some SNMP stuff at work lately for monitoring and some other things. I’ve never really thought to much about SNMP until i really had to work with it. It’s not too bad, it can give u some info on the machine u may manage at work or even home (if ur that geeky :D) Just for some of those who may visit m this blog:

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an application protocol offering network management services in the Internet Protocol suite.

I’ll admit though this may be to much for my little network but it’ll be kewl to have and learn something new in the process.

Since we use OpenNMS I decided to try another monitoring software; of course it was opensource. Zenoss was my choice, but tell you the truth I can’t really tell you WHY I tried it. Installation was somewhat of a pain… not a major pain.. but pain all the same.

It was supposed to be a easy install… run a script and a way it goes. The first snag I came across was:

File “usr/local/zenoss/lib/python/DocumentTemplate/”, line 18, in <module>
AttributeError: ‘wrapper_descriptor’ object has no attribute ‘im_func’

Which I later found out was because I was using Python 2.5 which zenoss does not support as yet.

zenoss@nucleus:~/zenoss-1.1.1$ python -V
Python 2.5.1c1

So a simple purge of 2.5 and installation of 2.4 fixed that snag.

import zdaemon.zdctl
File “usr/local/zenoss/lib/python/zdaemon/”, line 47, in <module>
ImportError: No module named cmd
unable to start Zeo object database

All now I’m not exactly sure WHAT was going on here but a wipe of the install directory cleared that right up 😀 . One other thing the Instructions tell you to modify your .bashrc and /etc/suders, when u do edit those files.. log out and log back in, if you don’t and you run the install script you’ll probably end up with:

PYTHONPATH and ZENHOME need to be added to the env_keep list in /etc/suders
The following works as the content of /etc/sudoers on most Linux platforms:
Defaults env_reset
Defaults env_keep = “PYTHONPATH ZENHOME”
zenoss ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /usr/local/zenoss/bin/python,/usr/bin/kill
sudo check complete

After which it best you STILL go ahead and reinstall if you want to be error free.

Small ‘Feisty’ Problem

Posted in Linux on Saturday, April 21, 2007 by Yatta

Seeing as to how I just redid Slimmers the other day…. I took it upon miself to upgrade its copy of Edgy… to the brand spankin’ new Feisty Fawn!!!! I did my usual install from the DVD but upon completion and reboot i ended up with this error message:

“atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly”

i really wasn’t too sure what to do… BUT since i never really had anything on the machine i was like what the hell… REDO. Instead of a regular Install via Text, I opted to install server. It was quick and painless and it installed my LAMP no problem. Maybe eventually I’ll setup a gui on this box but i really don’t need it.
THere is another machine I intend to put it on… so i guess i’m going to have to deal with that problem sooner rather then not at all…. ohh well. Gives me another thign to think about besides work so much 😀

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Posted in Computers & Internet on Friday, April 20, 2007 by Yatta

First off i wanna say Thank You to for the Joost Invite. I installed in this morning and took a quick browse through.

Not Bad…… not bad at all. So far only problem i see are channel lineups, then again i just did a quick run through. After the weekend I’ll see exactly what is what, and try and give a accurate review.

Joost™ the best of tv and the internet
I really hope this will work on my 1mb connection at home though…

Just in case some of you are too lazy to go to the site:

What’s Joost?

Joost is a new way of watching TV on the internet, which uses new and established technologies to provide the best of both the internet and TV worlds. We’re in the process of making it as TV-like as we can, with programmes, channels and adverts. You can also see some things that we think will enhance the TV experience: searching for programmes and channels, for example, as well as social features like chat. There are many more new features to come in future Joost releases.

Torrent Machine up…. again :D

Posted in Computers & Internet, Linux on Saturday, April 14, 2007 by Yatta

I was tired of having Slimmers, slimmers.jpg, just sitting there doing nothing. At one point i took the hard drive out and had it walking around in a ext. case. That never lasted to long. I decided to put it back into commission. I’m going to use it as a webserver, ldap authentication, torrentflux-b4rt, asterisk, and some other stuff.

I found this derivative, torrentflux-b4rt, of torrentflux that seems nice. I was having some problems with torrentflux when it comes to seeding so i was slowly losing interest in it. I lost so much interest in it i ened up loading up utorrent in vmware windows and doing alot of torrent stuff in that sandbox instead of it being on a separate machine. As i sit here and write this i think i’ll even use this to continue my irc downloading….. screen and be ur very best fren when needed 😀

I want to mess with apache some more and iptables… until i can get a case and power supply for a board an chip i have sitting here. Slimmers will have to be the guinea pig.

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