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Keeping up with the Joneses

The time had come to add some more storage to my main server, since I wasn’t in a hurry I thought I’d recheck my normal procedure and as a result I’ve updated it a bit. My typical disk layout uses Linux MD software RAID-1: * split each disk into 50MB partition for boot and everything [...]

Prediction FAIL

Well I thought that [http://www.smop.co.uk/blog/index.php/2008/08/25/microsoft-to-buy-sun/ Microsoft may buy Sun] but it looks like IBM is in talks instead. OTOH Microsoft do have a lot of cash in the bank…

EHLO replies

(warning – lazyweb request ahead) One of the people I follow on twitter is my friend Cassandra from [http://www.geehowquaint.com geehowquaint]. Tonight she was stressing about her email as it wasn’t working properly (which means lost sales). I had a quick look and discovered some strange behaviour with one of the two email servers at mrsite.co.uk [...]

Boot fixes and mdadm.conf

As mentioned in my last post, I lost power earlier today. Rather embarrassingly, my main server (which runs _everything_) didn’t come back up cleanly. I’ve now applied my [http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=512237 patch] for an annoying delay on boot which saves a bit of time. However that didn’t stop the server from booting – that was due to [...]

Elementary

Earlier today, I was just finishing off cooking lunch when the electricity went off. Unusually it was the main RCD for the entire house. Fast forward to this evening, I take dinner out of the oven and, oh dear, no outrush of hot air. That’s the second time that the heating element has gone (first [...]

World of Goo!

Fab game: http://www.worldofgoo.com/ They _even_ have linux binaries “dpkg –force-architecture -i WorldOfGooDemo.1.40.deb” just worked on my box (yes, you need 32bit libraries installed but I already had the relevant ones installed). Now how much of my life(time) do I want to spend playing it…