Inter-generational tattoos

Awesome picture. The photograph was taken by photographer Bruce Osborn during an interview about inter-generational tattoos. “Her parents were tattooists and the girl got a huge shock when she entered a sent?, a public bath, for the first time. Until that event it was in her mind that all the adults must have tattoos. Everybody…

Inspecting the contents of an initrd file.

Today’s kernels are moving towards initramfs type initrd files. Initramfs is basicly a cpio archive so all we have to do is uncompress it’s contents to a temp folder. The example below uses the file initrd.SLES10.x64.img from a SLES 10 implementaion. #create a temp directory >mkdir /tmp/initramfstmp >cd /tmp/initramfstmp #copy the initrd file to the…

Flash Element TD

A game based on Warcraft TD and desinged by David Scott. If you have spare time or feel stressed as I do mostly all the time nowadays then this the game you should be playing. The idea of the game is to build towers in strategic areas on the map and prevent the creeps from…

Setting the root password on MySQL

I just installed MySQL version 4.1.20 on my CentOS 4.4 server. The default install of MySQL server uses a blank password for root so I had to have it changed. I also set the MySQL service to start up every time my machine boots up. This is how I did it; Method 1 1. #…