#!/bin/bash -e trap "echo ERROR HANDLING HERE." ERR echo "Starting" asdfasdf echo "End"
By halfgaar, 4 months ago, on January 21, 2013, at 14:01 |
For the record, about chemical tin PCB treatment: Seno Glans Tin
By halfgaar, 4 months ago, on January 20, 2013, at 16:01 |
I just installed Nanny for Google Chrome, which, like LeechBlock for Firefox, should help me to recoup some of the time that is now actively being stolen by YouLube and FaceLook. If I'm too weak on my own to push back technology to its proper servile place, then I might as well use technology to do some of the pushing for me. You're a tool, you damn computer, nothing more than that!
By Rowan Rodrik, 4 months ago, on January 17, 2013, at 12:01 |
Whenever one of the servers in /etc/resolv.conf is unreachable, Linux/glibc/whatever isn't smart enough not to retry it for a while. This results in a lot of services becoming unavailable, because a lot of them do reverse lookups on all incoming connections (like SSH), which will hang for the time-out of the first DNS server query.
By halfgaar, 5 months ago, on December 28, 2012, at 18:12 |
My wife's macbook sometimes keeps waking up when you close it; it gets stuck in an endless sleep-wakeup loop. Here are some links about it that I've had in my e-mail forever:
By halfgaar, 5 months ago, on December 20, 2012, at 11:12 |
Munin is kind of inefficient and on my P4 2Ghz, it running every 5 minutes is too often, and the munin processes keep dying because locks already exist. You can't increase the munin-cron script to 10 minute intervals, because then rrdtool will generate gaps.
By halfgaar, 5 months ago, on December 18, 2012, at 16:12 |
Maybe my biggest accomplishment to dateâ€”maybe my only real accomplishment, if your glasses are so colored by society's standardsâ€”has been to be accepted to the University of Groningen as a fulltime biology student. To apply, I had to send my curriculum and a letter of motivation. Which motivation? I wasn't so sure that I'd like to be a student. Actually, I had been quite certain for most of my adult life that I really did not want to study and waste all that precious time for a few crums of knowledge.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 months ago, on December 16, 2012, at 17:12 |
The world is filled with stupid routers, which kill all connections that have no activity for a while (even a very short while). I keep loosing my SSH sessions because of this. To fix it, I added a clock in my GNU screen bar:
By halfgaar, 7 months ago, on October 31, 2012, at 11:10 |
So, two days ago, I tried to shrink my MediaWiki database and it almost worked, except the MySQL process wouldn't shrink along with it.
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 months ago, on October 24, 2012, at 18:10 |
As of late, I haven't had a lot of time to chase after spammers, so â€“ despite of anti-spam captchas and everything â€“ a couple of my wikis have been overgrowing with spam. One after the other I've been closing them down to anonymous edits, even closing down user registration alltogether, but some a little too late.
By Rowan Rodrik, 7 months ago, on October 24, 2012, at 16:10 |