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Jun 16, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

Microsoft's new search engine...

You know, sometimes the right thing gets the right name… Microsoft recently released their new search site/engin/whatever called “bing.” I’ve seen it pop up on several sites, references to it in google ads in gmail, etc. The next thing that showed up in my inbox was a commentary on this. I thought I’d share. You really have to appreciate the irony though. Pay attention to the URL below. http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_561501581/bing.html bing [bing](http://encarta.

Jun 14, 2009 - 2 minute read - Comments

There are times when I hate Open Source :)

I decided to do a much delayed upgrade to the website yesterday. It involved: Putting the site into maintanance mode Backing up the current site Backing up the database Disabling all the installed modules Removing any non-default content in the webserver directory Extracting the latest minor revision of the software and testing that Extracting the next major version at the latest minor revision and doing the same (if this had been multiple major revisions, this process would repeat until up to the latest major/minor) Copying back the couple of directories that had old settings Running a database upgrade script (as the database changes every so often) Looking for current versions of all the installed modules and installing them again Firing it up and hoping nothing changed Well, things went great until I discovered that the calendar module doesn’t exist in the current major revision (only 12 minor revisions have come out since it was released and the next major is in beta).

Jun 14, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

June Meeting

Meeting this Thursday at Pythian. Bruce got interested in the qmail mail system as a result of mentioning the rocks project and has hit a snag during install. Assuming there is no other topic, we can go over the installation og Qmail as per the rocks project documentation during the meeting. There was no commentary on the previous talk, so I’m going to ignore doing a practical install of djbDNS in favor of the qmail install, possibly more attractive to attendees.

May 29, 2009 - 2 minute read - Comments

Qmail Rock Project Attempt

POsted by Bruce: I’m working on trying to get the qmailrocks project going on a vmware instance of Ubuntu 9.04. I’ve come across a road block. When I get the part where the command to enter is: ./config-fast your\_fqdn\_hostname** I entered: ./config-fast post.cyberserfdom.com This came back with a response of: -bash: ./config-fast: No such file or directory I tried: sh config-fast.sh post.cyberserfdom.com This came back with a response of:

May 22, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

Post May Meeting Notes...

I gave a presentation of a DNS rollout I had participated in (well, basically rolled the whole show), but that’s getting picky. I’m hoping it was somewhat entertaining and that it had some value for those who attended. I’m considering doing a followup where we actually go over the rollout by doing it and testing. I’m not 100% sure how I’ll present it, as some will be slides, some will be practical.

May 17, 2009 - 3 minute read - Comments

Post BSDCan 2009

The conference is over, and it’s time to return to the mundane. It was a good time - formal talks, social activity and lots of idea exchanges. Actually a very good time. If I was independently wealthy, I’d probably spend most of my time attending conferences. I hear BSDCan 2010 will be on for next year, so at the very least I have that to look forward to. I did not attend any of the highly technical presentations, as I’m effectively a BSD newbie (well, I used it for years in the 80’s), but I don’t really have much experience with the modern versions.

May 17, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

May Meeting - Thursday, May 21, 2009

We will be having the May meeting at the offices of the Pythian group. Location info is available in the “Meetings” link at the top right corner of the page. This month, we have a talk on implementing production DNS. It might even prove mildly entertaining. Suggestions for future talks are acceptable during the more social portion of the meeting. If you have a topic you wish to present on or have a topic you would like to have presented, please bring it up at the meeting.

Apr 20, 2009 - 1 minute read - Comments

Oracle to buy Sun

Managing to outmaneuver IBM: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h-3DLt9Q_Yyl0h-XzDc7C8RJ9DNAD97M63805 The big question is: what will happen to MySQL and other open source Sun products?