25 Feb 2002 kickaha   » (Journeyer)


24/7 this week. Payment for 1 week of being on-call is 1 day, either in time or in money. Pity my last employer didn't go for that scheme (or any scheme, ha!). Hopefully I won't be woken up by letters again.

raid raid raid... its not as if we've got budget shortages, so why does someone, in purchasing more processing power for what appears to be a disk intensive task, buy IDE, then want software raid on it? The normal kit we get does this better (SCSI & hardware raid), is quickly replaced on failure (hot and cold running wa^Wspares), and is what our custom Linux distro is aimed at. Random frothing.

The patch list against our base is getting large, will have to regenerate the blessed thing.

Found some mod_perl tricks to possibly get RT & RT/FM working together with the same apache instance, also other pointers on the list.


Putting personal trivia up on a public diary? I haven't had my coffee/tea/drugs and I'm feeling depressed/angsty/suicidal/sad because my previous girl/boy/plastic/rock/dog/cat friend/pet dumped/deflated/crumbled/ran-away on/from me and joined a drug-running-ring/circus/ship/trash-heap? Screw that. Since I'm tied to a computer this week for work (more so than normal), see if I can get my own list archives to lead various GoogleBots awry. Mason is cool. Don't think I'm sleeping enough (normal).


March/April is busy. USA, Europe, USA, Europe, Australia, Asia, UK (?), Europe. I think I sleep sometime. I just need Africa, South America and Antartica for the whole set.


One of my personal bugbears is the deliberate removal of attribution lines in mailing list posts. Accidental, sure, fine, whatever. Usually though, the poster wants to confuse an argument, or to make sure that only their words are attributed down the track. etfb got me on a bad day, and got (with apologies to Freddie Mercury):

It was a happening list and the chat was burning
There were cries echoing over the land
When I read all your burble I feel the whole list shaking
I see the other's words
Deleted by your trembling hands

You were typing away saying such were pointless
I was dying just to give you a taste
Of the value of credit where the credit is due
By-lines are good for you
You know there's not another moment
Not another moment
Not another moment to waste.

You reply without those by-lines of mine.
But the thread is floating there without a ground.
I'm trying to type but no matter what I do
My lines are gone into the round.

And then you took the words right out my mouth
Oh, it must have been while you were quoting me
You took the words right out of my mouth,
And I swear it's true
I was just about to say


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