And Still We Learn Nothing

People get upset with me when I say the bulk of OpenSource code is written by 12 year old boys, even if they happen to be north of 40 they simply never progressed past the age of 12 where it counts. This morning I’m digging into some rsyslog code and found this in datetime.c /* …

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FileZilla and OpenVMS

Oh, you’ve all been there. For whatever reason you are forced to edit something on your Linux desktop (because no professional uses a Microsoft product)  Even the editors which _claim_ ftp support are completely worthless at file versions. PC based systems simply don’t understand what professional grade operating systems provide and the services production requires. …

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Xterm and VT Emulation

Many years ago, when I was writing this book I did so using a Linux desktop using Xterm and the following configuration script. #!/bin/sh # vax # 09-17-96 Bob Ess – initial creation # 09-26-96 Shig Katada – Additional keybindings # # Script file to incorporate keybindings and command line # options for connecting to …

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Oops!

Your security is only as good as the staff. Make sure your secure backup cabinet is bolted to the floor. An urgent investigation has been launched by the Australian government after a pair of locked filing drawers containing top secret Cabinet documents were accidentally sold as second-hand furniture. Can you imagine the CIA or FBI …

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