A DBA complained that after dropping and deleting a database, the data filesystem still showed ~650GB in use. It turned out that some lazy person (maybe her) had reused the same data directory for a test database and then forgot about it. (That's not normal with Oracle.) So she ended up deleting those files too, and they were still open. I had to shoot that poor instance in the head to get the space back.
I had to do some OS upgrades (RHEL 6) on a 3-node Red Hat cluster. The nodes kept hard powering each other off due to cluster health checks while I was trying to work. Not just annoying but dangerous. What if dracut had been in the middle of writing the initrd right then?
Next time, I'll bring them up with the cluster stack disabled, by booting with the "nocluster" kernel argument.
When I left YouTube, I went to bandcamp for my music. And then I wanted so much stuff that I went to deezer. But I don't really like deezer that much, and it's glaringly nonfree, so I went back to bandcamp (and bought more stuff). And now once again I can't afford as much stuff on bandcamp as I want to listen to, so I'm considering deezer again. Music is unexpectedly hard.
I just tried it, and throughput is jaw-dropping. I can't mount it on my Android though. (One more thing pinephone will solve.)
Sometimes I want to switch back to #openbsd on my desktop. It's beautiful and elegant. But then I remember that I'd have to install and run an entire CUPS and Avahi stack to get full functionality. And that feels basically like pooping all over the system. I mean, CUPS and Avahi aren't horrible software, but they're not up to OpenBSD standards.
Are you interested in a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon?
because I'm making a federated alternative to Goodreads that doesn't use Amazon
I realized that there's no good reason for me to take the trouble of storing my backups in a fire safe. Everything on them is a duplicate of something already stored in a cloud somewhere. The only case where I'd need these backups is if something goes down, in which case having them stored more conveniently would be fine. Storing them in a safe was about disaster protection, but in that case I'll access the original copies online (with a password I have memorized).
I'm listening to French music now. I don't understand French so I don't know what it's about.
Sometime in the last year or so I seem to have discovered a way to avoid fighting on the internet: When I want to express a negative opinion, I clearly phrase it in a subjective manner ("I don't like" or the ever milder "I don't enjoy") rather than objectively ("This sucks"). That way, someone who feels strongly the opposite way will be more likely to ignore me than to fight.
There are, of course, topics too sensitive to be handled even this way. So I never talk about Arch Linux any more.
@azure mentioned Lord Byron and it made me think of this. Just about everyone has heard of him. But how many of you know his first name (without looking it up)? I didn't until I specifically searched for it not too long ago.
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