"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Electromagnetic destructoKong.

After work tonight I had to go fix a box at ATX which had blown a drive. By "fix" I mean I just pulled the drive and stopped all the services that lived on it. It's the old mirrorshades box, which sees only little use these days. I'll have to go sort it out tomorrow. The only partition on the blown drive that matters is /var/spool (and of course all the system was really doing is MX...), and it shows up half the time so hopefully I'll be able to just throw it in the freezer and copy or something.

It may motivate me to throw Solaris 10 on the box and move the rest of the MXes I have to support over to it (philtered, ghetto, PWF). Yay for zones, maybe.

After getting the box online, I walked down to Borders to pick up some books to tide me over while waiting for the rest of the Peter Watts books to come in (Blindsight is a GREAT read. You should all go read it. It is free. But then you should buy it because reading stuff online sucks and it is absolutely worth giving him money for.)

Apparently a "new" PKD book came out last month: Voices from the Street.

Adam and Sophy sent me Joel on Software last week, and I've started reading that... but the PKD book is short and tempting. Hmmm.

February 22, 2007 10:04 PM