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In truth, I've been trying to recall it for like a year...ever since This entry.

It's Mows

Yay. Out of my head.

Oddly, I asked a few people about a comic about wierdly shaped cats and they said "The Mousekaroos?".

No. I know that one. Rather well, actually. I would know if it were that.

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I'm remembering an old movie from my childhood...

Basically, one about a kid who finds this like, pump assembly, that makes a mechanical monster rise up from a nearby lake?
I don't recall much about it, except that I also recall that in the same movie, the kid liked to ride his bike on railroad tracks -- like he rode on one rail, and had a thing on his bike that skirted the other, so he'd stay balanced.

I have NO IDEA what this movie is called, or when it was out.

UPDATE: Found some people who are just as stumped as I am (but none of these folks know either):

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Questions-Movies-1416/Movie-80-s-1.htm

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Questions-Movies-1416/Movie-80s-Revisited-1.htm

Anyone have any bells ringing?

Nevermind, found it with the help of my research-goddess boyfriend. It's Frog Dreaming, also known as The Quest. The AV Squad (which is an awesome site I must check out more of" has asked for help in making it the top link in fake-monster-in-a-lake movie. I'm more than happy to oblige.

-Dan

gushi: (Default)

I'm remembering an old movie from my childhood...

Basically, one about a kid who finds this like, pump assembly, that makes a mechanical monster rise up from a nearby lake?
I don't recall much about it, except that I also recall that in the same movie, the kid liked to ride his bike on railroad tracks -- like he rode on one rail, and had a thing on his bike that skirted the other, so he'd stay balanced.

I have NO IDEA what this movie is called, or when it was out.

UPDATE: Found some people who are just as stumped as I am (but none of these folks know either):

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Questions-Movies-1416/Movie-80-s-1.htm

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Questions-Movies-1416/Movie-80s-Revisited-1.htm

Anyone have any bells ringing?

Nevermind, found it with the help of my research-goddess boyfriend. It's Frog Dreaming, also known as The Quest. The AV Squad (which is an awesome site I must check out more of" has asked for help in making it the top link in fake-monster-in-a-lake movie. I'm more than happy to oblige.

-Dan

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Okay, at work one of our biggest requests is in dealing with customers who are having routing issues to their servers.

In order to diagnose this, we use a program called traceroute (as defined in RFC 1393)

I.e. to get from point A to Z, packets may GO A-B-C-D-Z, and might return a completely different way, like Z-Y-X-B-A. BOTH matter, since bidirectional communication is important. I.e. a delay in EITHER direction will cause problems, and it's difficult to diagnose whether the problem is in sending, or receiving.

When a customer submits a support request, While it's a trivial task to find out what their IP is, and do a trace OUT to them, more often than not that gives us only half the picture. To be accurate, we need to see what way packets are flying in BOTH directions.

So I came up with a neat idea, but I can't find the component I need.

Put the traceroute IN the browser, so that when a client goes to submit a trouble ticket, the system loads a CLIENT SIDE traceroute app, and on-the-fly, gets a traceroute from the customer's view, IN...and then also does a server-side traceroute, outbound.

The problem is, I can't find a java/javascript/activeX traceroute tool that I think is workable. Anyone else have any ideas?

-Dan

gushi: (Default)

Okay, at work one of our biggest requests is in dealing with customers who are having routing issues to their servers.

In order to diagnose this, we use a program called traceroute (as defined in RFC 1393)

I.e. to get from point A to Z, packets may GO A-B-C-D-Z, and might return a completely different way, like Z-Y-X-B-A. BOTH matter, since bidirectional communication is important. I.e. a delay in EITHER direction will cause problems, and it's difficult to diagnose whether the problem is in sending, or receiving.

When a customer submits a support request, While it's a trivial task to find out what their IP is, and do a trace OUT to them, more often than not that gives us only half the picture. To be accurate, we need to see what way packets are flying in BOTH directions.

So I came up with a neat idea, but I can't find the component I need.

Put the traceroute IN the browser, so that when a client goes to submit a trouble ticket, the system loads a CLIENT SIDE traceroute app, and on-the-fly, gets a traceroute from the customer's view, IN...and then also does a server-side traceroute, outbound.

The problem is, I can't find a java/javascript/activeX traceroute tool that I think is workable. Anyone else have any ideas?

-Dan

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