Zabbix 1.8.9 Debian Squeeze Backport

I was beginning to get hit by many bad things in the Debian Squeeze zabbix 1.8.2 package. If you aren't aware, zabbix is a nifty data center monitoring system and is only slightly annoying compared to most other systems which are very annoying to set up and ...

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Configuration Management Software Sucks

Yes. Configuration Management Software Sucks. Horribly.

The main problem is that n-th order tweakability is preferred over convention It's just stupid. There are a core set of things that just about everybody needs to do. Those should be dead simple. Ready to uncomment and run. The set operating systems ...

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No Nonsense Logging in C (and C++)

A lot of times people do zany things and try and reinvent wheels when it comes to programming. Sometimes this is good: when learning, when trying to improve state of the art, or when trying to simplify when only Two-Ton solutions are available.

For a current daemon project I need ...

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Biting the Hand That Feeds

Granted, I'm not a Groklaw junkie. Lawsuits are the epitome of bureaucratic boring and are not a creational activity. So, keep in mind that I only read the occasional major headlines from The SCO Group's escapade in futility. It does come as a relief that the show is ...

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Computer Aided Government?

Random thought of the day...

As most programmers, I see tendencies of over optimism in myself. Yet Mike Judge's Idiocracy seems like a strange window into the future. Part of me thinks that government should include an open source heuristic computer simulation doing minimax on wealth creation(aka technology ...

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KDE SC 4.4 - Steady, Incremental Improvements

I haven't noticed any killer features in KDE SC 4.4 and I've been running it since Beta 1. I've noticed a lot of subtle improvements. Things like app stacking and selection in the task bar seem much more responsive. All around, plasma looks subtly better and ...

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