The network is growing

woo. Now I'm two hops in my own apartment..
noweb4u@eevee:~$ traceroute www.timmins.net
traceroute to www.timmins.net (207.158.158.132), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 gengar.wireless.dtw.techapartment.net (10.69.9.1) 30 ms 8 ms 5 ms
2 isdn.dtw.timmins.net (10.69.8.1) 21 ms 14 ms 9 ms
3 annex-1-8.pntc.coast.net (207.158.132.88) 36 ms 32 ms 38 ms
4 pigpen.fissiontech.com (207.158.158.1) 78 ms !A 77 ms !A 77 ms !A

And yea, they're all seperate machines. No sleight of hand tricks here. The !A is the router upstream of my webserver, it's firewalled quite well :->
!A means traffic Administratively Prohibited. :-)

1. What was your first job?
My first job was in high school, working for a company called "Winstanley Associates" building kiosk systems

2. Have you ever had an affair or fling with someone you worked with?
Nope.

3. Have you ever shoplifted? If yes, what did you steal?
Shoplifted?…… No, I never SHOPLIFTED. :-)

4. What was your favorite childhood toy?
My electronics set and my Commodore VIC 20, equally.

5. What are your plans this weekend?
Taking to the doctor tomorrow to look at a strange growth on his foot, then the weekend's wide open.

I can't wait for speakeasy…..

My ISDN service kinda stinks right now. :-( algx.net is my providers backbone network.

traceroute to 64.14.240.111 (64.14.240.111), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 isdn.dtw.timmins.net (xxxxxxxxx) 25 ms 10 ms 4 ms
2 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (xxxxxxxx) 39 ms 32 ms 32 ms
3 cartman.pntc.coast.net (207.158.132.12) 256 ms 254 ms 157 ms
4 ATM8-0-0.SFLDMIDO00W.core.algx.net (66.2.95.141) 43 ms 37 ms 36 ms
5 serial8-0-0.chi.core.algx.net (216.203.222.58) 51 ms 47 ms 47 ms
6 POS3-3.CHCHILLE12W.core.algx.net (66.2.95.70) 48 ms 43 ms 43 ms
7 206.220.243.179 (206.220.243.179) 3141 ms 3079 ms 3087 ms
8 ord2-core3-pos6-0.atlas.algx.net (165.117.48.97) 3221 ms * 3159 ms
9 * * *
10 216.32.132.141 (216.32.132.141) 3101 ms 3213 ms 3083 ms
11 216.34.183.97 (216.34.183.97) 3044 ms 3122 ms 3277 ms
12 bbr02-p4-0.ekgv01.exodus.net (206.79.9.130) 3384 ms 3334 ms 3382 ms
13 * bbr01-p7-0.ftwo01.exodus.net (206.79.9.53) 3106 ms *
14 bbr02-g2-0.ftwo01.exodus.net (216.39.64.2) 3023 ms 2856 ms 3120 ms
15 * bbr01-p0-0.irvn02.exodus.net (206.79.9.33) 3266 ms 3379 ms
16 bbr02-g6-0.irvn02.exodus.net (216.39.96.18) 3267 ms 3093 ms 3159 ms
17 * bbr02-p1-0.elsg01.exodus.net (206.79.9.233) 3227 ms 3282 ms
18 dcr02-g6-0.elsg01.exodus.net (216.34.192.2) 3293 ms 3473 ms 3396 ms
19 csr01-ve240.elsg01.exodus.net (216.34.192.162) 3435 ms 3616 ms 3497 ms
20 * * 64.70.9.108 (64.70.9.108) 3564 ms
21 * 64.14.196.7 (64.14.196.7) 3617 ms *

Amazing..

On my Pentium 133 laptop, I did a dist-upgrade, and screwed up my kernel install for my custom kernel. I said screw it and installed the newest kernel in debian woody (2.4.18-586tsc) and WOW. I'm blown away here. This is much faster than 2.2.19, and includes everything I could possibly need or ask for in a kernel.
It's been a long time since I've seen a serious enhancement in speed from a kernel upgrade, but today is just full of surprises.
I think it probably has to do with the VM system, because I see the speed increase most when gnome is loading up, and I have 72MB of ram onboard, and it loads almost twice as fast now.
w00 to the Gnome team and the kernel coders!

It's a pretty nice day so far. I was quite happy yesterday, I think it was the sun and warmth. I want a repeat of yesterday as far as that's concerned :-)
Anyway, only bad thing today is that Meijer gas station seemed to be having problems with CC processing. Fortunately I was able to somehow dig up 6 bucks in cash from my pockets to pay for the gas I had already pumped. w00.

*holds up a can of Mountain Dew*
Here's to a good day today…