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Garrett Hoofman ..:: visions of afar ::.. October 2007 Entries
Perl Weather Script for HP Printers
I saw a post on Digg today about changing the Ready message on the screen of your HP Printers. So I took a look at it and modified it so that it will read the XML output of the Google weather service. Just change the IP address to that of your HP Printer and then set it up as a scheduled task. Then change the Google URL to your location. http://www.google.com/ig/ap... 03051 &hl=en If you ever want to know how cold it is outside, take a look at your printer. #!/usr/bin/perl # $Id: hpsetdisp.pl ......

Posted On Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:16 PM

Securing a Network
I'm curious, for those of you that have done Computer Management related jobs, like Network Administrator or Web Master or a position in Computer Repair. What's the worst network set-up you've walked into. What's the most convoluted network set-up you've seen somebody set-up. At my current position, I walked into a mess. There were 3 DHCP server running on the network, and all three were spitting out the same IP Address schemes... They have a router set-up that hasn't been secured by new passwords, ......

Posted On Friday, October 5, 2007 11:34 AM

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