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So I got mail from this permission-based marketing firm. At the bottom of their introduction, it says something to the effect of “Some people don’t like spam at all…” That’s me. Their server is now blocked from sending mail to everybody.org.

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Over on jefflog, Jeff seems to think that a java-based weblog is going to enable him to use XML-RPC. Maybe I should point him towards XMLRPC::Lite.

I’m more and more convinced that Java is better than Perl in primarily this way: employer’s love it.

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Oohh… Look another sysadmin with a weblog: Librenix — get it? Libre (free) nix.

From there, I found a pointer to an article by Nicholas Petreley on ext3 and reiserfs. Some good information that I didn’t know: reiserfs doesn’t journal data, just meta-data. That would explain the lossiness I’ve seen.

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I’ve decided to try out SGI’s XFS for a filesystem instead of ReiserFS. I think I see some immaturity in ReiserFS and it bugs me. Corrupted files on reboot ain’t good.

While compiling the kernel, I ran into a Signall 11. Not a good thing. apt-get install gcc seems to have fixed it, though.

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Also, after going home to El Dorado, AR for Thanksgiving, I’m getting a little nostalgic for a small town.

Basil (almost 3) and I laid out one night and looked up at the dark sky. He loved it. He also spotted a falling star and, later, so did I.

Alexis, though, wants to stay here, near her brothers, so I doubt that is going to happen soon.

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At Thanksgiving, I said something about Buy Nothing Day. Of course, someone raised the objection of the poor economy.

But, check out Robert Riech’s piece on the recession and war:

But we don’t live to support an economy. The economy exists to support us and the standard of living we choose. And if terrorism reminds us that what we can buy is less important than the lives we want to lead, that’s OK with me and probably OK with you.

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I’ve got to get it into my head that everyhost.com is a job, not a toy. Last night, I tried to get the LDAP backend for Heimdal. It didn’t work so I had to roll-back to MIT Kerberos. Luckily, I was intelligent enough to back up the kerberos database first!

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