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thanksgiving in iowa, western cable show
univ. of michigan art museum
stencils around ann arbor
labor day in northport


useless hacks

scanssh + telnet, rsh



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amazon wishlist
(a special thanks to those who have gotten stuff for me.)


march 30, 2003 outlaw

i guess according to this new law in michigan which takes effect monday, i am an outlaw.

march 24, 2003 i must not blog bad thoughts

war blogs, an idea i had, was so obvious. at least someone is doing it (i tried, failed, gave up, no time to do it right).

trogdor the blogginator got a face lift, it now looks more like aggie. its a format that works. i spent more time than i should have on it, but it was worth it. i'm already being fed my morning news and information more efficiently. trogdor is on a 12h shift, aggie a 1.6h shift.

march 19, 2003 finally grokking it

added trogdor the blogginator, a site to aggregate the blogs i read together. news aggregation has been really useful, i want to keep this up. i finally get the whole thing, now if i could only make pages that looked better. i hope to have this fully functional by the end of the week. feedback welcome.

speaking of news aggregation, i'm looking for the wall street journal in a form i can use (RSS, free if possible), the in RSS, and ins RSS. news junky!

march 16, 2003 one step closer

miohael semcheski sent me a nice XSL file for pf2xml. thanks! version 0.22 has been released to make use of it (and his XSL file is also up there).

march 12, 2003 marquee lights

heh .. never have seen my name in an ad like this before. wierd.

march 10, 2003 storm's a brewin

aggie the aggregator now does weather, thanks to the kind folks at . i highly suggest you check it out.

march 8, 2003 news flash ...

new version of my aggregated news format is up. this one is heavily influence by meerkat but is, obviously, tailoed to my interests and needs. i'll see how this one goes ...

march 5, 2003 more pretty packets

posted pf2xml version 0.1 to my site, deadly, and the pf@ mailing list. basically, you run it like this ...

# tcpdump -nettti pflog0 | pf2xml
and you wind up with output like this:
  <time="Mar 05 11:30:28.073759">
  <rule="rule 0/0(match)">
  <action="pass in on fxp0">
  <extra=". ack 11409 win 10192 <nop,nop,timestamp 422450 1653078529>">
let me know if you find it useful.

later ...

thanks to jobo i now have valid XML output. pf2xml 0.2 is now out which produces valid XML (tested in IE 6.0). the entries now look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" ?>
      <timestamp date="Mar 05" time="13:12:39.950017" />
      <reason rule="rule 0/0(match)" action="pass in on fxp0" />
      <source ip="" port="3685" />
      <destination ip="" port="22" />
      <extra information=". ack 2451634794 win 17376 <nop,nop,timestamp 434713 1653090792>" />
enjoy, as always, feedback welcome.

even later ... posted a page on pf2xml and released a new version which fixes up some character conversions, version 0.21.

march 4, 2003 off the radar, off the grid

-rw-r--r--  1 jose  1000   1939 Jan 18 13:06 esnail-0.5.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x  2 jose  1000    512 Jan 18 20:43 esnail-0.5
drwxr-xr-x  3 jose  1000    512 Jan 18 23:17 burrow
drwxr-xr-x  5 jose  1000    512 Jan 19 15:38 libcli
drwxr-xr-x  2 jose  1000    512 Jan 19 19:25 dish
drwxr-xr-x  4 jose  1000    512 Feb  8 10:12 libstack
-rw-r--r--  1 jose  1000   3064 Feb 20 00:33 pflogexport-0.1.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x  2 jose  1000    512 Feb 22 15:31 synackd
drwxr-xr-x  2 jose  1000    512 Feb 22 15:35 pflogexport-0.1
-rw-r--r--  1 jose  1000   1589 Mar  4 20:38 stsh.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x  2 jose  1000    512 Mar  4 20:52 stsh
-rw-r--r--  1 jose  1000   2334 Mar  4 20:54 stsh-0.22.tar.gz
yeah, i've been away for a while. just busy, but not entirely quiet. the above listing is part of my private source tree from the past month or so. some things have seen some serious action, some things are new, some things are just tweaks.

new stsh fixes a bug in copying argv over ... pflogexport is in opensoekris but has a bug in pf_add(). synackd hasn't seen the light of day yet. libstack is on the back burner but should be intersting. i wonder why stuff like dish, libcli, and burrow are up there ...

what you dont see is stuff i did for work, and the pfacct device i'm trying to add to the openbsd kernel (for netflow like accounting exports). nor do you see me uploading pics like i said i would. maybe soon, i don't know. just too busy ...