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  • The Reluctant Sysadmin

    This morning I had a compile that was hanging and/or calling itself. This made the server, and more importantly, the “yes people use it” webserver unresponsive. This was not fun. Here are the tools I used to kill the processes: ps -aux | grep -i make | awk ‘{print $2}’ ps -aux | grep -i…

  • Sickly Joe; Ubuntu; Finances; April Wrap-Up

    Yesterday I went swimming early, which was great. I was tired after about 15 minutes, but pressed on to do a full 30 minutes. I actually noticed myself getting tired the night before at about 20 minutes, but went 45. One of the things about exercising (ugh! I despise that word!) is that I’m more…


  • Misc is out of Style

    To start with, a random screenshot from a video from 1989: It’s by MC 900 Ft. Jesus. Watch actual videos by MC 900 Ft Jesus below: I enjoy his music very much. He got his name from a vision of Oral Roberts: May 25, 1980, while overlooking his religious center which was in financial difficulty:…

  • From The Dead Letter Department

    I’m getting rid of lots of paper. Where I can, I put the nuggets of wisdom online. These minimal notes are from the two-day seminar given by Philip Greenspun at Caltech several years ago. He used the WimpyPoint system to do the slides. Looks like his slideshow is protected, so I can’t provide the real…

  • MacOS X from a Linux and OSS Perspective

    MacOS X from a Linux and OSS Perspective There’s a great article on LinuxJournal site about MacOSX. It’s by Doc Searls and Brent Simmons.

  • What I passed along in April of last year…

    What I passed along in April of last year is closer to coming to pass with AOL client version 8.0, according to NewsForge: Exclusive: AOL embraces Linux and Mozilla, plans to drop MS Explorer So, if you’ve been Mozilla / Netscape6 / Gecko-phobic, time to step up to the plate and learn to code for…

  • BeOS meets OSX

    If you have any interest in BeOS or Mac OSX, you will be very interested in Tales of a BeOS Refugee: From BeOS to OS X (by way of Windows and Linux). Which is a long and thorough article comparing the two operating systems at length from the point of view of a person who…

  • I like this line very much…

    I like this line very much, from Doc: … you’d think that Linux was failing on the desktop. It’s not, any more than, say, Saab is failing on the highway…