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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. :)

Bitscape, age 26, is a highly sought white hat hacker and an agent of
social subversion. An avid fan of salsa, developer-centric web design,
and cheesy pop music, Bitscape co-creates a world of love and
acceptance by sharing his vision. He enjoys helping low-tech firms
define their offline strategy, and he's advised many anonymous
unknowns, including the homeless on Pearl Street, escaped mental
patients, and hookers on East Colfax. As an aspiring web bum, he
applies his knowledge to a community venture, the Content Collective.
Bitscape resides in Westminster, Colorado, but may soon be moving into
a van down by the river. For speaking arrangements, don't bother
calling. Your bits will be lost in the noise.
- Bitscape's Lounge splash screen, October 2002