June 8th, 2011

Apollo 4 on column of fire

My tweets

  • Tue, 14:07: Am I going out on a limb to guess that maintainers of Gentoo’s Baselayout 2 and/or related software don’t use Logical Volume Mgmt?
  • Tue, 15:02: Haha! I’m writing from X Windows in #Gentoo land. And my Firefox weather widget is claiming 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In (urban) Minnesota!
  • Tue, 15:21: Uses for a #tinwhistle -- No. 432. When a little thing goes under a sofa, use a tinwhistle to reach under and sweep it out.
  • Tue, 15:24: Hashing your #maildir with #TokyoCabinet means you can let the mailbox get enormous without clearing it out. Set #Mutt to list latest first.
  • Tue, 17:26: FYI, my Gentoo’s failure to boot was due to (1) mistakes in my fstab; (2) initial /dev inadequate for LVM; (3) udev needing explicit start.
  • Tue, 17:31: Neither (2) nor (3) would have been possible when I got Slack in 1996. It was easier then. Went to Linuxen after tiring at $ upgrade offers.
  • Tue, 17:37: OTOH Logical Volume Management (LVM) is for experienced nerds, anyway. I use it with filesystems that can be grown while mounted (XFS/JFS).
  • Tue, 17:39: So, I have a filesystem that isn’t big enough? Grow its logical volume, then resize it _live_. No need to unmount the filesys or to reboot.
  • Tue, 21:19: Take a wild, wild guess how I feel about printer configuration in CUPS. The only thing worse is printer configuration in Windows.
  • Tue, 21:53: I wrote too soon; they seem to have made CUPS web admin much nicer, lately.
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