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August 14, 2006

head scramble-nerd edition

I am in a really weird headspace right now. Dealing with
both perl and C# at once is on the code side. Mix in a
hefty dose of OS X Server being generally brainless*, and
you get burnt out.

Oh, and the IIS server hangup problem of doom**, but we are
so not going there right now. We are hoping it will settle
itself out with the most recent fix.

I have tomorrow off, kind of. Dear cellphone, please do not
ring tomorrow morning. Dear cellphone, if you ring, please
be an easy to fix Unix problem. Thank you.

I did, however, manage to check out a handful of bars in
walking distance of my new place this weekend. Nothing can
make me happy like wandering into a packed bar at 2am on a
Friday night, music so loud you can barely hear yourself think,
and feeling right at home.

*I didn't know it was possible to fuck up Unix services so
badly. This stuff is as bad as Irix, but worse, in ways,
due to lack of logging, logfiles in weird places, services
not having restart options other than "kill" and their own
particular broken variety of OpenLDAP which acts contrary to
the published documentation.

**Yes, I work on all those platforms now, too. The Mac only
because someone thought buying Xserves was a good idea.

music: Shakira: Eyes like yours

candice at August 14, 2006 10:53 PM


I remember reading how OSX was absolutely shitty to run things like MySQL on. I think they concluded you'd be better off running it on a win32 box.

Too bad.

Posted by: Will at August 15, 2006 08:54 AM

Agreed. The whole thing seems like such wasted potential. It's like they designed it with no input from a sysadmin.

For what it's worth, small mysql seems okay on it, but we're not doing anything more complex than a bug database.

Posted by: candice at August 15, 2006 11:12 AM

Dig. And I totally agree with you about the config files, log files, etc. Get it? etc? hah.

Anyways, yeah, it'd be nice if it was a bit more uniform on the backend. Luckily I've never had to deal with their apparently jacked up ldap implementation.

Posted by: Will at August 15, 2006 12:33 PM

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