Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:August:06 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/8/6-7 [Science/Electric, Health/Eyes] UID:18892 Activity:high
8/5     My company is in a low-medium security 3-story building and
        there was a burglarly attempt on our office (they selected ours
        in particular even though we make a point to not let anyone see
        what's inside) last night -- they tried to get through the
        drywall to try to push back the bolt, attempted to pick the lock
        through the keyhole, and tried to crowbar the door frame out,
        but were unsuccessful.  We've replaced the deadbolt with a
        standard Schlage lock, but I would really like to put something
        techy here.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  Thanks.
        \_ you know if you make too much of a point of not letting anyone
           see what is inside you probably encourage getting robbed.
        \_ Just get yourself a good Junkyard Dog.  True, cleaning
           up the blood of poor unfortunate burglars can be a pain,
           but whatcha gonna do?
        \_ Lights! Camera! Alarm system!
        \_ It's not techy, but what's wrong with a security guard?
           \_ Small company.  Small building.
        \_ Motion/IR sensor rigged to pager/cell phone dial-out.  Auto-
           activated remote wake-up for your PC at home with live streaming
           video for the remote-controlled webcam in your office.  A cool
           looking old server in the middle of the room with lots of
           blinkenlights (or a single red "eye") with a modem-to-speaker
           and hidden mike setup that lets you talk to the people breaking
           in while watching them and listening to them.  Preferably with a
           really deep voice filter ("this is god speaking.")  Some sort of
           remotely activated network of spray cans with some harmless but
           misty contents, as well as a few red laser pointers scattered
           strategically around the room that blink on when the alarm goes
           off.  Doorknob hooked up to AC current when alarm goes off with
           a simple circuit.  And a really good safe, preferably bolted to
           the building frame (not the drywall.)  Be creative, dude.  Use
           available technology.  -John
           \_ will you help us make our next movie?
        \_ Schlage 6pin is sufficiently hard to pick. Do you have to use
           lever handles?  If not get a schlage A-series knob plymouth
           style withe a B series deadbolt.  If you really need it then
           go with a D series.  Staw away from leverl handles w/o a clutch
           mechanism.  No one will bother picking to get in for any serious
           amount of time (they'll just use a drill).  Make sure to reinforce
           the jams and stuff.  If you're really worried about picking, use
           medeco cylinders.  Schlage has attachments for using medeco cores.
           - paolo
        \_ Motion/IR sensor rigged to shotgun trigger.
2000/8/6 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:18893 Activity:nil
8/5     Anyone know how to make Netscape Messenger beep when I get new
        mail? I tried running xbiff with the -file switch set to my
        nsmail/Inbox file but that doesn't seem to work.
        \_ there is something screwy about this question.
2000/8/6-7 [Computer/SW/Languages/Misc, Computer/SW/WWW/Server] UID:18894 Activity:high
8/5     I set up apache and it has XBitHack set on.  I read the apache
        docs but i don't really understand what significance it has.
        any pointers?
        \_ if you chmod +x your html file, it will be server-parsed. -tom
            \_ I don't understand what that means, to be parsed by the
                server.  What does the server DO to it that it wouldn't
                otherwise -top
                \_ Look at www.csua/~phale and ~phale/stats.html
                   he uses them quite a bit... notice the date and
                   quotes from fortune.
                        \_ The fortune thing is kinda fun sometimes because it
                        sure brings up some fun/nasty sexual references on my
                        web page.  Sure shocked the hell out of my mother!
                        Then again, if I wanted to shock people, I should just
                        post some of the discussions from the motd. -phale
2000/8/6-7 [Science/Biology, Computer/SW/Languages] UID:18895 Activity:nil
8/5     Any recommendations on a good book/website on the topic of genetic
        programming and genetic algorithms?
2000/8/6-7 [Computer/HW, Computer/HW/Drives] UID:18896 Activity:kinda low
8/5     Any recommendations for a place to colocate a low-bandwidth (<10GB
        monthly) and low-profile (1U rackmount) server? South bay preferred.
        East bay OK. Thanks.
        \_ My company uses Exodus and they seemed to have worked out well...
           they have a data center in Santa Clara.
           \_ exodus has several data centers in santa clara.. but the less
              space you want the less cost-effective they are.  1u is prob
              gonna be ridiculously expensive compared to others.  there
              are a ton of cheap colo's but exodus and uunet are prob the
              most expensive in south bay.  -shac
        \_ The only place that I know of that seems interested in offering
           small amounts of colocation space is (formerly,
           and the smallest they offer is a 3x3x3 cage.  It's still not cheap.
2000/8/6 [Uncategorized] UID:18897 Activity:nil
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:August:06 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>