Trying to get my nerd on…

My Dell C6100 server arrived today. I worked from home all day so I could be here for the UPS guy but the joke was on me: he didn’t show up until almost 5:30. Bah! But he delivered my C6100, another hard drive and my new System 76 Kudu laptop! The laptop is pretty nice, […]

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Serious Server Upgrades On The Way

I’ve had a server in my basement on the internet since about 1998. Back then I was running a website and email server on a Pentium 133 over a 1024/768 kbs aDSL line. I’ve been running on scrounged and cast-off hardware ever since. Generally it’s worked out pretty well with no major problems. But the […]

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Recent Computer Trials and Tribulations

I’ve been having a rough week with my computers. It started out alright on Saturday when I successfully upgraded my main Ubuntu server. The upgrade consisted of the following: Moved to the other Dell 860 chassis which has a 3.0GHz CPU instead of the 2.8GHz I was running on (every little bit helps.) Re-installed the […]

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Three hour fiber outage this morning

USInternet decided to do some service-interrupting scheduled maintenance this morning. Apparently they swapped out some fiber switches. All-in-all I was down for three hours. Needless to say, I was not happy. So I sent them an email: At approximately 9:40 this morning my fiber connection stopped working. I was at work so I couldn’t do […]

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Self-inflicted DNS Outage

So now that I’m back online I can confess to the self-inflicted DNS outage that took down my web sites and email lists from around Noon on Saturday until now (around 1900 on Tuesday.) First off: I am hosting my domains at 1&1. I can not recommend them and will be moving all my domains […]

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Server Upgrade Fun

My Ubuntu server that powers this blog hasn’t been upgraded for a while. The uptime was 450+ days and the Message of the Day was telling me I needed to reboot for some thing or another. So I decided to do the dist-upgrade. What could go wrong? Well, I’m still finding out. I’m not even […]

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VI Search and Replace Snippit

Since I haven’t programmed for a while, my formatting is rusty. I realized that I was inconsistant in how I was using spaces around my parenthesis in my code. The “correct” formatting is to have a space after the opening parens and one before the closing parens. Here are two quick vi searches to fix […]

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iomega NAS and CrashPlan Backups

I bought a CrashPlan (a local company) subscription a little while ago and managed to back up my data by mounting my old FreeNAS shares on my Windows 2003 server, but that is not supported by CrashPlan and it didn’t always work. So I wasn’t happy with it. Now that I have this new iomega […]

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