Modern Entry to a Story Long told.

I stood outside the train with a slight anticipation. All I knew was they were taking us, Kids, with no other place to go, or those who had been selected, there had also been for a time before the drafting started a signup but most who did signup did not make it.


But one, a friend named Zack signed up willingly without a care, the reasons were his own that I could only guess at, I had received a letter from him about two weeks later, at first I hadn’t the idea from who or why I had received it as all it said was:




Board the Train, You of all people will not regret it.


– Knight

So when the time came and they began drafting from the classes at school, a lot of students clung to their parents to which I have none or fled to which I have nowhere to run, Next thing I knew I was here standing before this sleek bullet train with others around me weeping, some fighting, others just in awe and silence, much like myself.


When the doors opened the men who came out, oddly dressed in what looked like a mix of medieval armor and military uniforms split us into different cars, their order not seeming to make sense, I was placed with a mixed lot, the train car wasn’t what you would expect, pads lined the walls, the glass was thicker, almost bullet proof if I were to guess, there were no chairs but one of the others, a classmate named Daniel found out that the mats could be pulled from the walls with relative ease as they were only velcrowed there.


There was four cameras that from there angles could be guessed could see the entire car. By now the doors to the train car had shut, people had gathered by their emotional status in the car, That’s when I noticed it. There were criers, those still trying to escape, the emo kids which Daniel had taken his liking to, But I was the only like myself. I was the only one standing as the car lurched forward, the only one looking around analytically.


It was then one of the escapees, Psychos I would call them seemed to break and make a dash for the door trying to pry it open then turned to me. “You’re in on this aren’t you?, that’s the only reason you haven’t said anything! The reason you’re not freaking out WELL FUCK YOU!” The Psycho, a smaller boy about five nothing still in his school uniform swung on me, connected with my jaw tossing me into the wall. When I got up the rest of them had taken to their feet and stood behind the Psycho, I spit out a little blood and looked at all of them. “First of all..” Slam another hit this time to the temple causing dark spots around the edges of my vision. I had had enough I straightened my head and looked in time to see the next fist already plotted trajectory for my nose, I moved my head to the side and with one hand grabbed his arm pulling it further past my head with the other balled it into a fist and drove it into his stomach, still holding his arm I swept his legs from under him and as he fell I raised one leg above him and let the heel of my foot drop into his chest causing him to cough blood.
I looked at the others for moment behind him and clenched my hands so hard my knuckles cracked “If any of you would like a shot at me as well now would be the time to do it, If not and seeing as no security has burst in to stop this I am here and until told otherwise the master of this car” to sign my own proclamation I kicked the Psycho in the head knocking him out cold.

Saving the Prime and a Dungeon of Sorts..

Yes NVFlash to save the day not what? a week after it was achieved?, I was trying to Put Ubuntu back on my Prime and before I knew it I had thrashed everything, not only that the only help i got form the Dev lilstevie was, “fastboot flash boot boot.img” Problems he never probably thought of was I never sated i had a Back up of the boot.img, I did luckily but before i knew that i had Kill /system, /boot and others, to the point it wouldn’t boot luily the bricksafe that NVFlash created, After an hour of work and the Discovery that i indeed had a boot.img its safely working again


Now the Dungeon!


I’m taking another security class this Fall and this I would believe would entail Port scans among other things, My Idea is as such, on my phone, I have an IRC and web server that I will place on the off network of the class to be discovered (hopefully) but a few student, the Site will say something to the tune of “Keep climbing down the Rabbit hole and you may be surprised what you find” corny I know but But its the IRC i really want them to find, For I am hoping to have this set up on Day one of class and hope to see at least one other student log into the IRC before class ends,

IRC still available @

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Well when boredom insures I take to geekdom and this time as i am still slightly miffed with my server, Though currently it is working as expected with one nitch, the graphics card even when not in use is consistently sitting at 61-63 C, In the end should i not find a fix for it once everything is set up the Card will be removed..


Now (SQUIRL!) back to was i was saying In boredom i take the geek road and read or find something to teach me.. Today it is Python within the last, eh two hours because I’m a slow reader I have learned some of the basics and created this!


Jace@WesternKingdom:~$ python
Please give me a Noun: boy
Please give me a Verb: running
Please give me a Proper Noun: Mack
Another Please: Harry
Please give me a Number: 2
And another Number: 6
And a Third number: 19
This Software Code named Mack Is Version number 2 . 6 . 19 Released by Harry for running the boy


n = raw_input(“Please give me a Noun: “)
v = raw_input(“Please give me a Verb: “)
s = raw_input(“Please give me a Proper Noun: “)
S = raw_input(“Another Please: “)
V = input(“Please give me a Number: “)
Vv = input(“And another Number: “)
Vvv = input(“And a Third number: “)

print “This Software Code named”, s,”Is Version number”, V,”.”, Vv,”.”, Vvv, “Released by”, S, “for”, v, “the”, n


Not bad for having started on a few hours ago.. the code will run when pasted back in a .py


I have had the PSU and the system up for two days with issues here and there, heat, fan ports not working, software configurations failing,

Now Its 10pm Friday night and I have hit my limit, the software raid I set up in raid 1 has been work fine sence about 10 this morning, it had hit 90% sync rate when I reboot it the last time.. now Ubuntu won’t find /dev/md…

The only reasoning I see for this is the drives are two seagate 1.5 terabyte sata, these same drive me and my pop have been returning to seagate for oh every six months or so, thanks for the I’ve year warrenty, even on the refubs you send back!

The system is off, the admin is.. sulking.. tomorrow will be another day..


EDIT: The issue was that for an unknown reason to my the raid had been renumber from /dev/md127 to /dev/md0, after correcting this in fstab life is back to normal..

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta, Random

Well I have Decided to Re-partition My system accommodating an installation of BackTrack 5, so I decided it was time to Blast My entire system and reinstall everything..

First up Windows as if anywhere else the Boot loader goes to hell..

Then came Backtrack as it rarely gets kernel updates and doesn’t need grub updated as often as Ubuntu,

Ubuntu was last and required the most configuration, After putting back in KVM and my network bridge i lost the ability to configure my Wired network adapter eth0 though network manager but it works when i plug in a cable… strange..


Well 12.04 is nothing to shake a stick at, I see no Improvements over 11.10 now i know its still in beta but still nothing has changed in my eyes..


Currently Reinstalling Vmware for Class Thursday night..


Well having alot of free time leads to some interesting debacles.. Like what to do when you have run out of Ideas for servers and Games seem boring, Can’t find anything new to hack/put linux on.. So I’m branching out from my Debian/Ubuntu Box and am playing with Gentoo..

Currently Compiling my First Kernel, though i did it the cheap/cheating easy way.. ‘genkernel all’


I wonder what will come of my boredom

Asus Transfomer Prime

I have recently obtained an Asus Transformer Prime, under the assumption that it would install Linux either over writing Android or as a dual boot, Problem is the information that was given to me was for the original Transformer not the prime.. though there is a silver lining, check this XDA dev thread: