The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 21 November 2003]

More on uptime

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

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Enjoy the ten latest posts!

Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle

“Cancel everything. You’re going into emergency surgery today”

Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.

Renewing the nerd card: Installing Ubiquiti UniFi in the house

The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism

Working in the pod mines

What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.

It is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he already thinks he knows

Smell the Foam Finger

Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.

Book roundup, part 25

Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.