In response to my previous post someone pointed out that MX records have an obvious benefit of offering multiple servers at different priority levels.
I don’t believe that this is a benefit for many machines on the modern Internet. Most systems that have secondary MX records implement them poorly, they have less SPAM checks [...]
The beard is still growing steadily, and I’m still waiting for the beardly powers that some of the bearded delegates at LCA 2006 assured me that I would develop.
I’ll space them out a bit now, no more daily pictures.
Years ago Jon Wright (a well known bearded OS/2 programmer) told me that after you get past a week of growth it stops being annoying, I think I’m getting to that stage now.
The day 2 picture had an NSA coffee mug in the background. I purchased it from the gift shop of the National Cryptologic museum at Ft Meade, Maryland. I highly recommend that museum, it has free entrance, hardly any visitors (I’ve never seen more than 5 people in there) lots of interesting displays, and [...]
Right now I’m just starting to break new personal records for hairyness.
I’ve been surprised that the GIMP isn’t as difficult to use as I had previously thought. I particularly like the preview feature for saving JPEGs. I can use a slider to set the quality of the image and see a preview of [...]
I’ve attached another pic, titled this one day2, which I guess means that day0 (not photographed) was one day without shaving and day-1 (also not photographed) was the last time I shaved.
So far I’m still in the range of “too busy/lazy to shave”.
Blogger beta is living up to it’s name and the [...]
At LCA in January this year there was an auction at the end (an LCA tradition), and most people were feeling very relaxed and happy after plenty of good food and drink and bid with reckless abandon (another LCA tradition).
To help things along a few of us volunteered to do various things if [...]