Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Grub ERROR 17

WTF does that mean!!! Damn I can't boot back into my server :( all the files are still there, but the OS is shot, anyone got any suggestions on how to fix this?

Probably will have to reinstall ubuntu again, damn it!!!!

Note: fixed this by re-ordering the hard drives in the bios

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Site downtime

I just wanted to say that comcast fucked up real bad, and apparently my neighbors were stealing my cable, fuck them all. Site should be back soon as comcast sorts everything out.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Moving the forum and galleria

Last night I "moved" the forum and the galleria to another server, well I didn't exactly move it, I just basically transferred all the database to the new server and mapped the drives from the old server to the new one. I'll have to physically move the drive later tonight.

What's amazing is that it worked out great! Far better than I expected, I really am impressed with Ubuntu(Linux) I'm never ever going back to using windows as a server ever again. Now if I could only transfer all the movies on my other ubuntu pc to this one, that would bring the pc running at home down to two.

So the site would be down again tonight but only for a little bit, and I expect no problem in moving the hard drives to the new server.


Powered by ScribeFire.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Updating server

I'm currently making backups of the database and migrating all the galleries to a new computer. Hopefully everything will turn out okay. Hmmm... let's seem I'm at 20 wpm now using dvorak keyboard layout, it seems to have a lot of promise with regards to speed, but my main concern is that I seem to be forgetting QWERTY the more I use dvorak.

After the backups I need to restore them to the new server, and then pray that SMF and all my other settings work on the new one.


Powered by ScribeFire.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Dvorak!!!

I've always been curious but never really took the time to learn dvorak... omg this is so painful... watching myself pitifully type soooo slow. A hunt and peck typist probably types faster than me. I'm gonna give this a try for several weeks and see how it goes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvorak_Simplified_Keyboard

Monday, October 8, 2007

Damn you Ubuntu!

Well the upgrade from feisty fawn sucked, the graphic was messed up, and the installation from DVD failed!!! FAILED!!! WTF!!! I can't even get pass the partition screen and the thing would crash!


Powered by ScribeFire.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Upgrading to Gutsy


Ubuntu 7.10 Beta Release | Ubuntu
"Introduction to Ubuntu 7.10 Beta The Ubuntu developers are hurrying to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software that the open source and free software communities have to offer. This is the Ubuntu 7.10 beta release, which brings a host of excellent new features. Note: This is still a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in October 2007."
It's supposed to be released this month but I just can't help but give it a try, so far my past experiences with ubuntu was good, but this new release really just frustrated me. I could never get compiz fusion to work and had some problems with slow networking too.

I'm doing the upgrade instead of a clean install, but I'm also downloading their DVD installer/livecd just in case my upgrade gets messed up and I end up with a wrecked system.



Powered by ScribeFire.

Monday, October 1, 2007

A majestic film!

Broken Trail

"Broken Trail is a June 2006 Emmy Award-winning revisionist Western miniseries that originally aired on American Movie Classics as their first original movie. It stars Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church, and was directed by Walter Hill.


The screenplay for Broken Trail was written by Alan Geoffrion, who also wrote the novel of the same name. (ISBN 1555916058,
Fulcrum Publishing, June 2006). Novelist and screenwriter Alan
Geoffrion weaves together two facts — British were buying horses in the
American West in the late 1800s and Chinese women were being transported from the West Coast to the interior to serve as prostitutes — along with a series of Western vignettes." - Wikipedia

I just fell in-love with this miniseries the moment I saw it on AMC, the scenery was beautiful and I loved the characters. Never been much of a western genre fan, but after seeing this I immediately went ahead and borrowed some other westerns, like those with Clint Eastwood.




Powered by ScribeFire.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Unbundling Microsoft Windows

Globalisation Institute - Brussels' most popular think tank website - Unbundling Microsoft Windows
Computers in the European Union should be sold without a bundled operating system, according to this submission to the European Commission. It says that the bundling of Microsoft Windows with computers is not in the public interest, and prevents meaningful competition in the operating system market.


Maybe now linux will hit mainstream desktop, once people get charged $200-300 on their way out of the store with a new computer. And hopefully this will push developers to get linux truly desktop ready, like getting webcams to actually work and have manufacturers create drivers for devices etc.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Announcing openSUSE 10.3 RC1

Announcing openSUSE 10.3 RC1
Thursday, September 20th, 2007 by Francis Giannaros. After quite a few rebuilds and testing, the openSUSE team is happy to announce that RC1 looks brilliant and is now available for download. We consider this release to be feature complete, stable, and suitable for testing from any user. For more information on the release schedule, take a look at the Roadmap.
Since I'm so pissed at ubuntu right now, (gutsy gibbon sucks balls) I think I'm gonna try good old Suse, I've had some experience with them before so wth! let's see if they can make my ATI AIW 9600 work.

Powered by ScribeFire.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Fucking penguin


Compiz Fusion » Welcome
Compiz Fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager. Compiz Fusion aims to provide an easy and fun-to-use windowed environment, allowing use of the graphics hardware to render each individual window and the entire screen, to provide some impressive effects, speed and usefulness. The first Compiz Fusion developer release was Compiz Fusion 0.5.2 on August 13th 2007, shortly after Compiz 0.5.2 was released.
I just find it funny that Linux and its many variants are focusing so much on bling rather than actually much needed user function. I've used Ubuntu and Redhat for our servers at work, I even use it for my webserver at home. But one thing that really annoys me is the lack of webcam support and the fact that almost 90% of the time all this bling doesn't even work!

Vista at least performed well on my ATI All-in-wonder 9600 but Ubuntu fucking crapped out!!!! They say its the driver blame it on ATI blah blah, interestingly I tried Sabayon and on the fucking livecd it actually had the uber spinning desktop cube, but after I installed and it, the damn thing said something about direct rendering etc. fuck fuck fuck!!! What the fuck is wrong with this fuck, I spent like my entire evening trying to get this fuck working and nothing!

Linux ready for desktop, yeah probably by the time we send a guy to saturn or something.




Powered by ScribeFire.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Josh's iTunes Album Art Grabber

Album art found for ayumi hamasaki - secret! Much better than the ones from amazon.com, worth checking out if you like to have coverart on your mp3 albums.

Click Here

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Full Metal Alchemist!!!

Vatican attacks human hybrids as 'monstrous act against human dignity' | the Daily Mail: "The so-called chimeras will be 99 per cent human and one per cent cow, and will be destroyed after 14 days."

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Shameful Clip: A Truly Horrible Concoction of FPS and Erotic Game - Kotaku

Shameful Clip: A Truly Horrible Concoction of FPS and Erotic Game - Kotaku: "A Truly Horrible Concoction of FPS and Erotic Game lovedeathlogo.jpg Love Death 2 is first-person-shooter meets Japanese erotic game from developer TEATIME — not to be confused with the FPS meets hardcore porno. And what are players shooting in this erotic game? Well...it ain't bullets!"

Mexican Surprise

Funniest crap I've seen all week!!!



Powered by ScribeFire.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Gravure Idol Minori Hatsune (初音みのり) to do AV? - Sweat Pig

Gravure Idol Minori Hatsune (初音みのり) to do AV? - Sweat Pig

The sweet and cute girl that was on the front page of SG before I switched the blog over to blogger.com

Apparently she's doing AV now instead of just being a lame gravure tease model :) Trying to download the torrents, although the one from Javtalk seems to have no seeders. The AV_nonsense file has some seeders, though not many.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Welcome!

This is Site Geisha's new home, since my ISP can't be relied on to provide 24x7 service, the gallery and the forum is always down, with it my blog. I've lost so much entries since I tried to maintain my own blog, hopefully using blogger would be a lot better.

Also since I will be shuffling the servers the main gallery and forum will be down, I also plan to move away from phpbb2 and use Simplemachines instead (http://www.simplemachines.org/).

At the cost of losing all member registrations and all the post... I wonder if its worth it, I haven't seen much spam lately. The counter-measure I've installed to rid phpbb of spam registrations seems to work quite well.

Quad Core Project

















Finally got the parts for my quad core pc project, the case looks nice and installation on it was very easy.

Had a problem with the motherboard and the power supply not having enough of those molex thingies.

Gonna post some pics and screenshots on the site, however without further tweaking and just a basic install of windows xp pro sp2, Intel's Quad Core rocks! Coming from a 2.8 ghz Pentium 4 this is so awesome, played Half-life 2 without any glitch or skips.

http://sitegeisha.no-ip.org/gviewer.php?dir=Galleria%2FSG%20Archive%2FQuad%20Core%20Project

Been using it for 3 days now, this baby is fast like lightning compared to my old pc Smile Pretty stable to, only time it crashed was when I tried Playstation emulation and I guess the CDR plugin crashed the system.

Amazingly, after so many years I can now emulate the sony playstation at full speed!!! lol I almost cried when I played Tekken 3 and the whole video was playing like it was in fast forward.

DVDSHRINK
Tried to rip some Jackie Chan dvd, took the program about 7mins! Freakin awesome!!!
http://sitegeisha.no-ip.org/dl.php?file=dvdshrink.jpg&path=Galleria%2FSG+Archive%2FQuad+Core+Project

The temps on my cpu according to abit's uguru program is about 40 degree celsius on idle, goes up to 50 i guess on full load.
http://sitegeisha.no-ip.org/dl.php?file=dvdshrink_complete.jpg&path=Galleria%2FSG+Archive%2FQuad+Core+Project

Monday, May 28, 2007

Speedup PHP

So I was reading this article in slashdot and was playing with the server. I pretty much have done everything they have on that article except for using eaccelerator or apc.

So I decided to give eaccelerator a try, it seems to be easy to install and found a lot of stuff online about it. It wasn't on the default ubuntu repositories so I had to manually install it.



That one is the one I followed to install it on my ubuntu dapper box. http://2bits.com/articles/installing-eaccelerator-0-9-5-1-on-ubuntu-feisty-7-04.html (to get phpize install php-dev from the deb sources)

Seems to work great and I am loving it! Hope you guys see a difference on the server performance now. I observed that galleries when cached load up in about 0.01-0.14 seconds.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Ai Otsuka

Currently watching: Ai Otsuka @ stage6

I never liked divx movies before cause of their proprietary format but it seems they are making some nice features and improvements on divx quality. The videos from the stage6 website are clear and they load real fast. Also I'm finding a lot of Ayu's videos in there and also new artist I haven't seen or heard before. They also let you download the videos for free!

Click me!!!

Try watching this music video of Ai and trust me you will fall in love with her cute smile ^_^ (Kuroge-Wagyu-Joshio-Tanyaki-680-Yen)

I also liked this one ( Momo no Hanabira )

Monday, April 2, 2007

Friday, March 9, 2007

FUCK VISTA

I do tech support for friends and as a side job, I was helping a friend last night with her new PC that Windows Vista Home Premium, connect to the internet.

Now I consider myself to be tech savvy enough to configure just about anything on a computer. But wow was I in for a big surprise, vista changed so much from windows xp and even from the beta versions I tested that I just gave up, we could get her computer to connect to the internet through her DSL connection.

The funny thing is, I know that the internet connection is working because her msn messenger works. IE7 nor Firefox would not connect to the internet, when I tried to use vista's diagnostics to check for problems it says none found, when I tried to add a new connection it says that I'm already connected to the internet. But when I try to visit any website it says I'm not connected, the thing that bugs me is yahoo messenger and msn messenger works!!!

Fuck vista the effects looks nifty but they really fucked bad with interface on this one. I guess they were attempting to make the OS easier for new users, but for someone who has used windows half of his life this thing didn't look easy to me.

FUCK YOU VISTA!!!!!

Linux or Mac for me next time I upgrade, and personally I'm going to recommend those two to all my customers now.

Monday, March 5, 2007

stuff

Fixed the error messages on the website so now non-members can easily find out how to join SG. I tried to join a Filipino torrent tracker site and after reading several rules pages and readmes and getting my tracker account and forum account it turns out that I have to either submit an original content or give the admin $5 to use their tracker. Forget it!

So then I checked back at SG and realized that the error messages for new members were confusing and also non of them worked since the site was moved. Well now users get a much nicer page when they try to visit the galleria without all the necessary requirements.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

The Asian Model Directory is almost done, I hate the way the AsiaNude4U CSV is setup. So I guess what we have for AN4U will do for now, the 88Square and A4U galleries are okay.

Searching for model names also work, I still need to make another search that can do search for tattoos, skin color, breast size etc. I hope you guys like the AMD, its an improvement from the previous A4U directory if you ask me.

images/TN_amd (43K)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Asian Model Directory

Argh working on the Asian Model Directory is giving me a headache, basically different series made different directory hierarchy and I have to allow the script to adapt to different levels of folders.

I thought I got it right already I already uploaded 88Square 1-19, then on CD20 the script breaks cause of the Halloween set.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Galleria

Revised the slide viewer for the galleria, just minor changes with the cosmetics. There's still a bug with the picture moving forward when you change the zoom.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

cache_lite

Cache_lite rocks! Without it my bandwidth was taking tremendous hit and now it takes a page in the cache 0.13 - 0.3 seconds to load. Had to reconfigure much of the existing pages as I was using it incorrectly

The whole site is looking much better now, more organized than before. Still got lots of plan for more features, one of them a model directory that identifies each model from different series. I know a lot of people miss the A4U Database. Hopefully I'll get it done tomorrow.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Finished the Slide viewer mode feature for the galleria last night. The option will show up on galleries that contains pictures and when using the TXT mode gviewer.

TN_gslide (38K)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Galleria

Finished the thumbnail version of the galleria and the random pics page. They both turned out quite nicely.

TN_gthumb (52K)
TN_random (37K)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

thumbnails

I spent so much time last night trying to store thumbnails into mysql. I've always wanted to know if it was faster. So finally I did store it, but guess what, using the filesystem as thumbnail storage was faster. I was getting 2-3 secs total execution time when visiting a new gallery with no thumbnails yet when stored to mysql. While on the reiserfs it was like 1-2 secs, then after the thumbnails are generated it takes less than 0.20 secs to render a page but with mysql its like 0.35 or something then it just keeps getting higher the more thumbnail you have on the page.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Well the server had a hiccup. . . actually I kicked the powerstrip and the whole thing just went down. This is a temporary server, I will move the site again to another server that has more disk space. Scary though on windows when the power shuts down mysql never had a problem recovering, on this server the tables got corrupted.

Geisha

I found this old image on one of my CD's, this was back in college when I was running SG on an old pentium III. I had an 18 gb of HD space back then, now I have more than a terrabyte of HD space.

One major benefit of moving the site to ubuntu is now I can easily add directories thats outside of the main galleria simply by creating shortcuts, this would never have worked in windows. Or at least I couldn't find a way to make it work.

Fixed the quota reset, it not resets every midnight, forgot that I have to migrate the Asian4You database also which I created using Firebird . . . which was neat but slow as hell. Just have to recode the database I guess. The site is somewhat usable now, with the same functions as before, forum is up but we lost some data.

Arghhghhghgh I can't figure out how to reset the quota back Damn php5 not compiled with mysql support wtf!!!

Friday, February 9, 2007

So what's going on why is Site Geisha down you ask? Well currently migrating the entire site to my Ubuntu server.

The move went smoothly in fact I've also rewritten the galleria code and optimized the download code. I tested PHPBB3 Beta 5, but sadly the authentication script I use no longer works with it. So I guess we're stuck with PHPBB2 for awhile until PHPBB3 gets out of beta or until I can reconfigure the script.

Screenshot (7K)

Apache2 works so much better than IIS, with mod_deflate enabled I can conserve my bandwidth too. Also to save disk space full thumbnail previews are no longer available, only the first row of pics get a thumbnail.

Any suggestions/comments don't hesistate to email me, your admin ^_^ who's working solo to get SG back for all of you.