Monthly Archives: October 2008

Dell’s GNU/Linux support leaves to be desired

So I have a poweredge 2800 with some hardware issues (voltage sensors on the riser card seeing things they should not…). The Dell support folks wanted me to run a DSET report with this tool Man – what a … Continue reading

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hotmail’s smtp welcome message

I came across this rather nonsensical message from one of Hotmail’s MX servers: $ telnet 25 Trying… Connected to Escape character is ‘^]’. 220 Sending unsolicited commercial or bulk e-mail to Microsoft’s computer network is prohibited. … Continue reading

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43% == 50% according to Metro

From today’s Metro, Boston edition: I’m thinking someone at the Metro needs a crash course in elementary math.

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city of Monticello, MN can proceed with its fiber rollout

TDS Telecom lost its lawsuit against the city of Monticello, MN. Some background: citizens of Monticello approved in a referendum a plan to roll out a city-owned fiber network to provide cheap and fast internet access. Immediately after the referendum … Continue reading

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lessons learned from a colo migration

I moved a bunch of servers from one colocation facility to another last night. I had been preparing this move for a few weeks. While everything went well in the end, things took much longer than anticipated. Here are a … Continue reading

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