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The problems with virtual

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. The problems with a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is that it isn’t Unix as you know Unix. I had this with my last virtual server that was FreeBSD based, but it wasn’t too bad. All of this is different with Ensigm and VPS on Linux. And none of this was […]

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I’m going shopping!

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. This weekend I have the very real pleasure of shopping around for a new host, thanks to the generosity of friends. I am blown away by the support I’ve received, and hope you all won’t regret it because the fire’s back and I’m feeling hotter than ever. I won’t be staying […]

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My life as a T-shirt

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. One of the boxes I brought back contained my t-shirt collection — a set of t-shirts that I’ve collected from various events over the last several years, but have never worn. If I had to put together a curriculum vitae, I would do so by taking photos of each of […]

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Google and Blogger = What?

Combine metablogging and Google and you have a link bomb; such is the case, this weekend, with Google buying Pyra (and Blogger and Blog*Spot). Putting Blog*Spot on faster, more reliable servers can’t help but be good, and I imagine the Pyra crew is happy about steady paychecks. But darned if I can figure out what Google hopes […]

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How not to create software

If you develop open source software, or software that you give to the public out of the kindness of your heart, document it. I know people will say, “But it’s free! How can you add more demands on the caring, giving person who wrote it?” Easily. Software that requires one to edit C makefiles because […]