Category: .WTFMate?

  • Migration Woes

    Did a not exactly smooth migration to my new webserver today. Found out that Debian 5/Lenny seems to have completely broken suPHP.  It can’t correctly figure out the DocumentRoot anymore for some reason. It complains to error log ‘SoftException in Application.cpp:202: Script “x” resolving to “x” not within configured docroot’  – except it is so […]

  • State of the storage benchmark

    Bryan Cantrill over at Sun Fishworks wrote an Excellent Blog Post on why SPECsfs sucks. Go read it. Seriously. You need to.  Then start to wonder about all the other “benchmarks” SPEC publishes.  The blog post there explains WHY you can’t get affordable storage from big vendors, and why all of it’s performance is so crappy […]

  • RPM How I Loathe Thee

    Let me count the ways, here’s #2 (see the previous post on yum for #1)…. [root@vps0 security]# md5sum access.conf* 1ab9971e4ec0682b89aaff29fea6de9e access.conf 1ab9971e4ec0682b89aaff29fea6de9e access.conf.rpmnew [root@vps0 security]# Why the hell is it creating a .rpmnew file for an IDENTICAL *CONFIG* file?  Hell even the (modification) timestamps are identical!

  • Dear yum, you suck.

    While doing a template fetch onto our Virtuozzo machine.  A template fetch really just downloads every configured application (this is different from say EVERY application to create a mirror, it just downloads applications configured, and their dependencies).  So it’s running yum in download-only mode. [root@vps1 private]# vztop vztop – 18:02:45 up 4 days, 17:30, 2 […]

  • Serverpr0n

        My server’s bigger than youuuurs…. :P!

  • iSCSI is pronounced Kernel Panic in Linux

    So, if you’re using Debian 4, be careful to make sure your iSCSI Initiator settings are right, because if your auth settings are wrong, you will have a big box of fail. Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 web6 ttyS1 web6 login: scsi2 : iSCSI Initiator over TCP/IP BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address […]

  • Party like it’s….2005?

    So, back in 05, I ordered a copy of The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy from Amazon.  The book arrived.  Sometime later I was reading it and discovered that, lo and behold, it was missing pages 529-560.  After some consternation and thought I realized indeed the pages were gone.  I wrote Del Rey books, […]

  • Seriously Google? MD Hang Equals Barn Sex?

    Seriously. WTF? (click the full article to see the screen capture)

  • Safari needs reinstalled….?

    Seriously? WTF? Just had this happen when trying to click on See Larger Image of a book cover in Amazon. I have to create a new category for this .WTFMate? Click on the image to get a better look.