OberonTO

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    • World Cup!

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      I can't explain just how excited and happy i am that Ecuador won today 3-0!

      at the same time i'm disappointed in England and that sloppy match against T&T. They got lucky scoring those two goals in extra time.

      oh well, GO Ecuador, GO!

    • Where's Oberon?

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      So it's been a while since i've been online. just haven't had any time lately. works picked up and i'm working crazy hours to help out our western office so sometimes i'm at work till midnight. i also started working out at the gym two weeks ago and doing two hours a day, 5x a week. so add that to the long hours at work and i just don't have the energy to come online. it disappoints me that i worked so hard on my beer belly and now it has to go =( oh well, i just wanted to get back into shape so i can play soccer again.

      so i'll try to make a better effort to pop by every now and then.

    • Yay!

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      So i finally hopped on the bandwagon and bought myself an Ipod today. Got myself a 30 gig video. damn it's so sexy.

    • Boo-urns!

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      So i'm back from vacation........sigh. they had to drag me, kicking and screaming, to board the plane back home. i didn't want to leave. i didn't want to return to the cold *shivers*. oh well.

      anyways, my vacation was great. hung out in the sun and got drunk pretty much every day from 2 pm. also did some record shopping (love the west coast breakbeats) and purchased some shirts, shoes, etc. one thing i won't miss is the American smokes.....damn man! it was almost enough to make me quit.

      I have lots of catching up to do with journals, images and threads.



    • Oh Happy Days!

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      So, the time has finally come! for what you may ask? my vacation! that's right, as of 8pm today, i am now officially on vacation. Damn, i've been waiting 6 months for this. work has been getting crazy busy and the customers were driving me up the wall. so it's time for a little R&R. i'm going down to California for my vacation. soaking up some much needed sun......really,.i'm serious, it's needed badly! i'm starting to look a little pasty. yep! time for some fun in the sun.

      On another note, i've been addicted to God of War lately. good times.

    • The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      Happy Hump Wednesday Everyone!

      So good news first! i'm including an updated picture of my new tattoo. on this one, the lines are cleaner and gives you a better look at the final design. keep in mind it's not fully done, i still have to add some colour (red wash) etc. the picture was taken with my camera phone so it's pretty small in size as well. i'll take another later on with my digi when i get the chance.

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      The Bad. i just got news today that my manager had decided to leave and take a new position in the company. now, this would usually be good news. i mean it's a new job opportunity and great experience for him......but i'm just selfish. this was the best manager i had in my years with my company, he was also the 9th. i now have to start all over again with someone new. i hate that. if you mess up or do something they personally don't ilke, you're screwed. oh well, i've managed good so far with the past ones. time will tell.

      Now the ugly. so i have a new pair of lugz, suede. when i was entering the building, some fucker backed up into me, turned around bumped me and spilled pop on them! these are not even 4 days old. did he say sorry? noooooooooo. he said excuse me and kept walking. FUCKER!

    • ooh damn, what day is it?

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      so the weekend was great! had my friend visiting from KY, more money fell into my pocket so did some shopping and was able to totally get my drink on. good times was had by all. =)

      more into detail about the drinking. my friend, chris, is just like me. we're both total lushes and we're always trying to down the other. we're also very friendly and giving people when we drink, so saturday was a good night to be around us, free drinks anyone? i don't know how much we drank. but this was the rotation - gin and tonics, shots of liquid cocaine, rum and coke, shots of liquid cocaine, repeat. also, before you ask, i am not an alcoholic. alcoholics go to AA meetings, i'm just a drunk =P

      in all seriousness, i really dont' drink that much. it was just cause my friend was in town and we dont' get to party much. so yeah, all in all, it was a pretty sweet weekend. we had dinner at a place called Grill Time. it's a Korean BBQ place. man, was the food great! for those who never heard of them, it's bascially all you can eat meat, squid, salmon etc. you sit in front of a pit and you cook your own food. place is great! meat was well seasoned and fresh, it was almost still mooing.

      so my count down is 15 days! vacation time in the sun. partying it up with my friends in Cali WOOT

    • TGIF!

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      so as the title says, TGIF everyone! now i don't know about you but my day got off to a great start. first, as i was making my trip into work, i decided to drop off at the corner store. what do i eye find as i'm about to walk in? a twenty dollar bill! on top of that i was checking my lottery tickets and won another $20! SWEET ACTION! this will sure come in handy once work is done and i'm at the bars boozing it up.

      next was my arrival at work. upone entering the building i was greeted by all my co workers telling me the system had crashed and won't be coming up for some hours. break out the party hats and crack open some bubbly! i just hope it continues to stay down for my whole shift. would be a nice way to start the weekend. =)

      so what's everyones plans for this weekend?

    • how to be clever using Torrents, part 3!

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      yeah yeah, i said only two parts but i lied!

      Port Forwarding: There are two ways to forward ports. Let's talk about the pain-free way first. Many routers support something called uPnP. As far as I can tell, this means that computers behind the router can tell the router to open ports as needed. I use the BitTornado program for my BT needs. In it's default configuration BitTornado uses a random port between 10000 and 60000 and uses uPnP to automatically make sure that port is forwarded by the router. When you close BitTornado it should close that port. If your BT client and router both support uPnP, this is certainly the easiest way to go. Multiple computers running BT simultaneously behind the same firewall will also work properly, unless they happen to pick the same port number. It's easy to change the port number range in any BitTorrent client so that two computers' port numbers will never overlap. You don't even need a static IP address in this case, as the router will always know where to forward packets.

      # The not-so-easy way to forward ports is to use your router's web interface and specifically tell it what ports to forward where. You need several things for this to work. They are:A static IP address for your computer
      # Your BT client configured for a known port or small range of ports
      # Your router configured to forward those ports to your static IP address
      # Any software firewall must be disabled or configured to let traffic on BT ports through.

      Establishing a static IP address: Directions can be found in almost any router manual that I've seen. You can also look at www.portforward.com

      What ports to use: Pick something above 10000. The highest possible port number is 65535. If your BT client can have multiple torrents open using a single port (Azureus, BitComet, etc.) then you only need to open a single port. If you need a separate port for every torrent, figure out how many you'll have open and use a range of at least that many ports.

      Forwarding the necessary port numbers: Once you have a static IP address and know which ports you're using, you want to set up your router to forward incoming traffic on those ports to your static IP address (and those same port numbers). Again see www.portforward.com for specific instructions regarding your make and model of router.

      Software Firewalls: You probably want to shut these off at least temporarily to see if you can become clever. Then if you've got yourself clever you can re-enable the firewall and create exceptions for your BT client.

      Some Useful Links:

      # Torrent Tutorial
      A BitTorrent tutorial
      # click here for info on
      TorrentSpy lets you see the files within a .torrent file, lets you check downloaded files against that .torrent file and can create .torrent files:
      # check your connectability on a torrent
      NatCheck will check to see if you're connectable on a particular torrent.
      # FAQ on Torrents
      A BitTorrent FAQ
      # how to forward ports
      Help with forwarding your ports. Specific help for many brands/models of router.
      # www.grc.com
      The ShieldsUp! application on this site can help with opening ports. If you succeed the test should fail on the forwarded ports only.
      # www.slyck.com
      The Slyck web site is full of good info on many P2P applications including BitTorrent.
      # FAQ on Torrents
      Another BitTorrent FAQ
      # Firewalls and Win XP
      Using the Windows XP Firewall with Bit Torrent
      # port forwading with MS Connection sharing
      How to map/forward ports with Microsoft's Internet Connection Sharing
      # info on MS firewall
      Information about the Microsoft Windows XP firewall
      # how to manually open ports for MS XP
      How to manually open ports in Internet Connection Firewall in Windows XP
      # how to tweak your system
      Tweaking your system to get the most out of BitTorrent
      ***all info taken from OiNK***

    • how to be clever using Torrents, part 2!

      13 years ago

      OberonTO

      Most NAT routers have something called DMZ (demilitarized zone). When you put an IP address in the DMZ, any unrecognized traffic is sent to that address. There are two downsides to this: Only one computer can be put into the DMZ at a time and any computer in the DMZ might as well be connected directly to the internet. If that computer doesn't have a very good software firewall, it will quickly be compromised. Windows leaves certain ports open for file sharing, messages, etc. Some of these can be exploited by hackers. Stay away from the DMZ if you can.

      There might be a legitimate reason for people from the internet to connect to one of your machines. You could be running a web, FTP or mail server for example. And of course you want to be "connectable" on BitTorrent. To meet this need, most routers allow you to open or forward ports. What this means is that a packet arriving addressed to a certain port on your router would always be sent to a specific IP address and port in your network. This is independent of whether that computer is actually waiting for traffic on that port. If the computer is not expecting any traffic, the packet is rejected by the computer. At most, the originating computer on the internet would receive a reply saying that the port was closed.

      It's possible to have different ports forwarded to different computers. There might be two people running FTP servers. To the outside world, they'd be on different ports. Inside your network they could each be on the default port 21. The router would send data to the IP address associated with each forwarded port. You can run BitTorrent simultaneously on several computers behind the same NAT router if the router is properly configured.

      How the BitTorrent protocol works: You download a .torrent file from somewhere. In that file is the name of the tracker, a port number and a 20-byte ID that identifies the torrent within that tracker. Your BT client connects with the tracker (since you initiate this connection, it always works properly with your router). You tell the tracker the ID as well as the port number that your BT client is listening on. The tracker looks at who else is using that torrent and gives you a random subset of those users' IP addresses and listening ports. This random set of users is called your swarm. The tracker also tells your swarm about you, giving your IP address and port number. Your BT client attempts to contact swarm members directly and starts negotiating for "pieces" of the files in the torrent. Swarm members are also free to try to contact you.

      Now your BT client has a list of IP addresses that it is trying to contact. The objective for BT is to open a connection between your computer and each computer in the swarm. Once that connection is made data starts flowing both into and out of your computer. It makes no difference which computer initiates the connection so long as you do connect. If both users are behind routers then that connection can't be completed. That is, not unless at least one router has been told how to forward data to the computer running BT.

  • About Me

  • Comments (61)

    • Trubo

      12 years ago

      What have you been up to?

    • Trubo

      12 years ago

      : )

    • PUSHPOP

      12 years ago

      how's it goin Oberon? could you do me a big favor and fill out a survey i have in my journal? (it's for my 120pt government final)

    • Trubo

      12 years ago

      COME BACK, I MISS YOU!

    • InsaneDC

      12 years ago

      dude, it's truely been awhile. Hope everything's going ok. And hope to talk to you soon.

    • german_duc

      13 years ago

      Well, I moved down to Florida in a little podunk town, and now I am in NC visiting my aunt, uncle, and their two children.
      It's fun. =] I am enjoying this new chapter in my life. =]

    • german_duc

      13 years ago

      Hadn't talked to you in a while, thought I'd swing by your page to say hello!
      so umm..
      Hello!

    • german_duc

      13 years ago

      Not a problem.

      See what sickness does to you?

      Makes you all nice and stuff. smiley6.gif

    • hitman_btg

      13 years ago

      Fuckin Carolina...isnt that a girl's name??? Such a flukey goal too!!! ARGH!!!!

    • InsaneDC

      13 years ago

      it's all good, i've been pretty busy myself.

    • german_duc

      13 years ago

      Ah, I guess it's okay that I was ignored... smiley4.gif

      Just kidding. smiley0.gif

      Hope you have been well. smiley12.gif

    • InsaneDC

      13 years ago

      Hey haven't seen oyu on in quite some time. Anyway the sledge on xbox vid is about to happen which means it's almost about to be on the internet. We have everything to do it with but just need to do it. I'm thinking this weekend. We also have an axe for some extra fun. Oh well, i'll let you know when it's done!

    • german_duc

      13 years ago

      Hey! Haven't talked to you in forever! How've ya been?

    • Glaxton

      13 years ago

      Congratulations on being here at RvB for six months!

      I created a banner for you Here, you can download it and post it if you like.,
      OR, just delete this message and go on with your life! smiley0.gif

    • german_duc

      13 years ago

      Just wanted to spread the happy Easter wishes!
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    • InsaneDC

      13 years ago

      30 gB but i don't know. I'll test it out and if i don't like it i'll just use my laptop instead. I just want something a little more portable.

    • hitman_btg

      13 years ago

      Ok, here come some Neg Mod points my way...but I had to share these...


      What does Montreal have that Toronto doesnt?
      A colour picture of the Stanley Cup

      Whats the only good thing about Toronto?
      The 401 highway back to Montreal

      Why doesnt Hamilton have an NHL hockey team?
      Because then Toronto would want one!

      Why is the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto?
      Its the only way Leafs fans would see the Stanley Cup!

      What do the whales and the Toronto Maple Leafs have in common?
      They both become confused when surrounded by ice

      As a man was walking along the beach, he found a bottle. When he opened it, out popped a Genie.
      The Genie said to him, "Master, I will grant you any three wishes and what is your first wish?"
      The man said, "I would like to have enough food so I will never be hungry for the rest of my life."
      The Genie said, "Master, your wish is granted and what is your second wish?"
      He pulled out a map, opened it up, and said, "Genie, I would like all these middle eastern countries like Israel, Iraq, Iran, Egypt and Palestine to quit fighting and become friends."
      The Genie thought for a minute, scratched his head, and said, "Why master, I can't do that! It is beyond all Genie power and what is your third wish?"
      The man replied, "I want the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the Stanley Cup."
      The Genie said, "Let me see that map again."

      HEH HEH!!!

    • hitman_btg

      13 years ago

      I got a new journal entry and picture!

    • hitman_btg

      13 years ago

      Hey man, Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!


      Long Live Green Beer and long live hangovers

    • xPainkiller

      13 years ago

      great to see you too!

    • bewencher

      13 years ago

      Just posted an entry about my NYC trip. Tons of fun!

    • infinitmugen

      13 years ago

      6 weeks of fillers left...but who's counting?
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    • DraggnMom75

      13 years ago

      thanks

    • damhippies99

      13 years ago

      happy v day babe:=-)

    • german_duc

      13 years ago

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    • erik212

      13 years ago

      Me too thanks for the greeting!

    • Maidenscurse

      13 years ago

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    • Fey24

      13 years ago

      Hiya! Thanks for the welcome. smiley0.gif

    • infinitmugen

      13 years ago

      wow
      are you the official greeter of RVB of new people because there sure a lot of people under this comment who are thanking you for welcoming them to the site
      keep up the good work on welcoming newbies smiley0.gif

    • teamcharlie

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the comment.

    • CombatBob

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the comment I am happy to be here

    • BonsNeuf

      13 years ago

      Cheers for the welcome, I've been slow off the mark but (if I'm honest) i'm slacking this afternoon after a really busy week. Just catching up on my correspondence so to speak.

      Thanks,

    • SmijaDeshr

      13 years ago

      thank you for the welcome.

    • giguy21

      13 years ago

      Hey, thanks for the welcome! I really appreciate it.

    • InsaneDC

      13 years ago

      yea i know

    • InsaneDC

      13 years ago

      oh just a nice story about he can shove his Xbox 360 up his ass

    • InsaneDC

      13 years ago

      my and my sledge are like best friends so you leave it out of this!

    • PballAddict

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the welcome.

      -Greets
      PaintballAddict (Pba)

    • Sacha69

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the welcome :)

    • the_me

      13 years ago

      Yeah!
      Have you seen Elfen Lied?

    • the_me

      13 years ago

      w00t!
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    • the_me

      13 years ago

      So far it's at 38.8% done.
      Thanks a lot for the plot summery.
      I like to know at least something about the anime I'm going to watch.
      It only has a couple hours left of download though.
      ^.^
      BTW, do you use torrents?

    • Pvt_Gloop

      13 years ago

      thanks, i'm going to enjoy being here. this is going to be great fun.

    • carnage2k

      13 years ago

      clue

    • carnage2k

      13 years ago

      Thx for the welcome. Don't have a about that Bit Torrent stuff though.

    • x_xtomatox_x

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the welcome!

    • Icarus03

      13 years ago

      Thanks for the welcome! :)

    • Trubo

      13 years ago

      thanks, now to wait until i get back to my room to see what it is

    • Maidenscurse

      13 years ago

      YAY!!! Thats sooo awesome! :D

    • Maidenscurse

      13 years ago

      yeah I quit on January 2nd Whoopie!!! Yay me... ect... :)

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