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JBT and a few other things


Went and saw John Butler Trio last night. Truely amazing stuff. All three of those guys are by far the most talented musicians I’ve heard in a long time. I’ll try and get a live set up when I get access to it (asking on JBT forums now).

In other news, I’ve got a MicroITX machine for a PVR, my thinclient booting and a few RPMs have been released. Mum visited for 2 days too and Sals parents came via here on their way to NZ.

Anyways, I’ll give a more detailed wrap up and pictures when I finish with work.

Later all,


New PHP and MySQL RPMS + Yum

Hi All,

Ok, I’ve recompiled PHP (to 4.3.7) and MySQL (4.0.20) for Redhat 7.3, 9 and ES3. They are all in the usual directory (/downloads/*).

I’ve also made it into a Yum repository so you can subscribe to the updates channel and rip updates automatically.

Use the following Yum config:

[seekbrain] Updates for $releasever

This should automatically select your version and get updates from there.

Enjoy. 🙂


Budbot 0.0.1 Released

Hi all,

Yer well, a bit of random procrastination came over me so I went about producing a Perl based IRC bot. Current features are:

– Multiple Server support
– Mulitple Channel support
– Full Xchat Compatible logging support
– Star Wars Random quote function
– !l33tsp4m3r function

The last function basically waits for someone to say:

!l33tsp4m3r #channelname [optional botname]

When that occurs, it will join the channel (after cloning if optional botname is specified) and wait for input from the initiating channel. When a user says anything prefixed with leet, it will convert what the user has said and print it in the target channel.

Lame but fun. 😉


Perllabs is me. 🙂

In #bud:

[16:04:49] !l33tsp4m3r #bc sp4mm4st3r
[16:04:49] sp4mm4st3r ( has joined channel #bud
[16:04:51] leet, hehehehehee this is addictive

In #bc:

[16:04:49] sp4mm4st3r ( has joined channel #bc
[16:04:51] h3h3h3h3h33 this is 4ddictiv3

To kill the bot:

[16:06:45] !k1lll33t
[16:06:46] Signoff: sp4mm4st3r (Remote host closed the connection)

SO.. Here it is

One final note, if your nickname has Perl in it and you say Go away it will self destruct. 🙂


15 Hours

Hi there,

I present to you “15 Hours“, a short 5.5 mins documentary about a certain character named Alex who found out he had an exam in 15hrs having studied nothing.

In actual fact, Alex is a friend from Uni and when I saw this on Unleaded Online I just HAD to copy it. 🙂