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We're Back!

Started: 2004-01-05 22:35:07

Submitted: 2004-01-05 22:40:40

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Loyal readers of my webpage will note that we're back, after thirty-six hours; I've learned (once again) the joys of running unstable Debian on what essentially amounts to a production server. An update upgraded Postgres to 7.4, which required the old database to be dumped and reloaded. I've seen this procedure work automagically before, but yesterday it decided not to. I finally managed to plug in Titania in the corner (running the right version of Postgres), copy the database over, dump it, and reload it on Ziyal. Ugly, but effective

One of these days I'll move my serving to Titania (running Sarge) and use Ziyal just as my workstation. Then I can feel more free to play with my workstation without fear of breaking something.

Today was my first day at iTi as an Official Real Employee. Ironically enough, I ended up building up another web transport, the same thing I started doing at iTi back in May. Only now I'm making a little more. :)

Ok, well, the most obvious problem with [new years resolution
about getting a girlfriend] is that the intended outcome relies on
variables which are out of my control. It's a matter of chance,
luck, being in the right place at the wrong time, what have you.
Obviously, it also relies on the willful participation of
another human being. Since the only people we control are
ourselves, making resolutions -- promises to ourselves -- which
require the involvement of others, who may or may not want any
part of the game, is like sitting at home and cheering a
football team, and then saying "We won! We won!" when in fact
you had absolutely nothing to do with any of it. Or something
like that.
- Bitscape, Random Rambling, 01 August 2000