Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Haw-Hawked Copule

This scene in The Simpson's made me laugh so damn hard. Episode setup: After Bart convinces all his friends not to go to Nelsons birthday party, Marge forces him to attend. After the party, Bart becomes Nelsons new best friend and under Nelsons protection no one dares to mess with Bart. Theres only drawback to his newfound friend/bodyguard he can no longer pal around with Milhouse.

Homer is driving Bart to the party. "Dad, don't make me go! I'll give you a backrub!"
"Ohhhh, your elbow's like an angel's kiss. But you still have to go!"
"Why?"
"Son," [laughing], "we all have to do things we don't want to! Like, have jobs and families and responsibilities and" [turning angry], "having to be Mr. Funny all the time! You think I wouldn't rather be living nude in the forest, like some ancient Pagan, just dancing around playing the pan flute!" [tone returns normal] "And here we are."

Can anyone recommend some good video editing software so that I can cut that clip out?

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sprint HTC Mogul ROM Update

This is the one we've been waiting for: an upgrade to the radio for EVDO Rev A and GPS. Downloading now! http://www.america.htc.com/mogulupdate. (Edit: Fixed the link.)

Sunday, March 02, 2008

SSTP VPN

Now that I have Vista SP1 on my primary machine, I wanted to set up my Windows Server 2008 box to act as an SSTP VPN endpoint. SSTP essentially tunnels a PPP VPN over HTTPS. What's great about this is that port 443 is almost always open, increasing the odds that I can connect to home from anywhere. I actually bought an SSL certificate (see?) from GoDaddy (it was $15/year). I had a couple issues installing the certificate and making the VPN work. First, I had to install the certificate on the command line, as the UI was giving me an error (ASN1 bad tag value met). Second, I had to remap the certificate to port bindings. I believe that my setup was incorrect because it had only ever been bound through the IIS UI. Again, using the command line fixed it.

Further Reading:
Detailed post of how SSTP works.
More blog entries on SSTP.