May 2004 Archives

Even though I fenced fairly poorly at the Great Lakes Sectional championship, my 11th place finish was enough to qualify me for the Div. IA Summer Nationals. (I had previously qualified for the Div. II event by winning the Division Div. II/III Qualifier).

So, I'll be fencing in both Men's Epee events.

It should be fun.


After updating the darwinports subversion port to 1.0.3 this morning, I noticed several problems.

Initially I thought it was something strange with the update so I downgraded to the 1.0.2 version, but further investigation pointed to a problem with my local repository. It seems that at some point the power outages this weekend caused the database to become corrupted (or the drive that the repository is on is almost dead, Jared said that he saw some console spew about IO errors, but I haven't seen anything since then - I'll have to monitor it closely). I've restored a backup from just before that and things seem to be ok again. (Fortunately, I had local copies of all of the modifications I've made since them, so they were easy to re-commit to the repository and get things up-to-date again).

I also found a patch that should let svnlook diff work correctly on Mac OS X again (yay!).

Lesson: Paranoid backup solutions are a really good idea. This is the second time it's saved my work repository.


A lot of people are upset with the just announced pricing for Movable Type 3.0, on geeklair, I've got 7 personal weblogs with 6 authors, so I would need the $150 (discounted to $120) version if I want to upgrade.

I'm not sure if MT 3.0 is going to have enough things that I want to make me want to upgrade, and I don't think the other people who use it on my machine use it enough for me to justify buying it for them.

If I get some spare time, I might build a quick webobjects application that can do what I want (I'm not sure yet if I'll try to have it use the same database schema as MT 2.661, or if I'll just have it be able to import the data from an MT export).

I don't think it's all that unreasonable to charge what they are charging, but with all the backlash the company seems to be getting right now, it will be interesting to see how they respond.

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Freecache is really cool.

I'll have to keep it in mind in case I ever get content that more than 5 people will view ;-)


This might end up being the next external HD I purchase :)

I'm sick of getting hundreds of email viruses every time there is an outbreak.

So, I've got clamav running (and updating its virus database regularly) on email users can use procmail to filter out email viruses like this:

* ^X-Virus-Status: Yes

so ... meh.

I've got to figure out when I'm going to test dovecot (during the middle of the night some time, I suppose) and see if I can't move stuff over to it soon, too.


Mmm Heavenly Bed ...


Disney has told Miramax that it will not be distributing Michael Moore's new movie Farenheit 9/11. The New York Times story has more information.

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