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Archive for May, 2006

Expected Downtime

Aru, the main home server and shishnet development & testing site, now has a 300GB disk \o/

Uptime was 3.5 months, since some new RAM was installed~

Posted May 21st, 2006 by Shish, in tech

Unexpected Downtime!

After 8 hours of being under full load, chai (my linux router) panicked, taking the network offline for 3 hours. There’s nothing *obviosuly* wrong with the hardware, so I assume it a linux problem. I would have investigated properly, but the stack trace only showed the addresses of functions, not names…

Seeing as one error per 4 years is unacceptably high (from debian stable, of all distros!), I’ve since started looking into the BSDs; particularly m0n0wall.

Posted May 21st, 2006 by Shish, in pimp, problem, software, tech

Tickets are free! (for a reason!)

I went to see QI being filmed~ Humorous enough to make my face hurt, but still disappointing compared to expectations — we had the worst luck with guests; the 3 random people were people I didn’t know, and the regular (Alan Davies) decided he’d rather be off watching the football -_-

The warm-up act was good (this entry’s title was one of his jokes), and it was a fun day out generally~

I also got marmalade boy vol 6 while I was in london, but still lack v7 — it’s been out of print for a few months :-/ I ordered it from amazon when they said they had it in stock, and they only just sent a mail saying actually they didn’t, so I have to look for it elsewhere >:(

Posted May 18th, 2006 by Shish, in reallife

An assortment of pimpage

Dreamhost prefers moral integrity to free customers. Also, their wordpress anti-spam mod seems to work, as I’ve had one spam comment since signing up, compared to 3-4 per day on my vanilla install.

Al|together 2006 is open for entrants.

Radio Wazee seems to have implemented my vision of a radio station powered by free uploads (aka. publicity) for artists and free downloads for listeners. (Or particular note; Reasonable Doubt and Krim)

Autopackage works nicely for things not included in ubuntu’s main repositories~

Posted May 6th, 2006 by Shish, in dsvn, music, pimp, site, software