I should add to my previous little uptime rant that now that Apple has the hardware (XServe) and software (10.3 Server) to really make inroads into enterprise space, the uptime issue is going to become important. Rebooting the server for an urgent security fix during production is just not feasible. So non-reboot patching is going to become more of an issue as time progresses and Apple gains a foothold in enterprise space. I sure hope the little elves in Cupertino are thinking about this…
It would actually be pretty cool if Apple bought Sun and got their enterprise expertise. They’re cheap right now.
Music: Hit That Perfect Beat Boy by Bronski Beat
Posted Friday, 21 November, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.