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debian-administration.org and anonymous comments

Monday, November 20th, 2006

So I saw this post at http://www.debian-administration.org/

Now the post itself is not very clueful, but since the site’s webmaster is the only DD I happen to know in meatspace I thought I might add a comment to it. And there came the trouble, one after another:


  1. If you block the site’s cookies, you can’t comment.
  2. If you don’t block the cookies but only post a link to this page, it’ll get caught by the spam filter. Why a link to an official Debian package page should get caught by the spam filter of a Debian-related website is a complete mystery to me.
  3. If you try again, the website gently reminds you that you are a spammer now. And no, it won’t let you post another comment on the site, evar.
  4. Unless you create an account, of course.

Ironically, the original post was made anonymously. And not, I can’t be bothered to open up yet another account for yet another website.

Anyways, to give you the clue: Instead of using that dirrrty dirrrty script the article’s author has provided, you could simply apt-get install ifrename. Users of etch or unstable might want to use aptitude instead of apt-get, of course.



Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

I’ve been following planet debian for quite a while now. I occasionally check out the debian-devel and debian-vote mailing lists, as well. The flamewars about the dunc-tank project did not evade my attention.

Many words were written in anger, votes called for, mock projects established, the DPL was re-affirmed and whatnot.

Of course, that did not stop some people to flame further. However, now the true reason for that has emerged. This blogpost shows that some of the opponents of the dunc-tank project don’t seem to be more than jealous hypocrites.

Teh r0x0r today

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Steinar H. Gunderson. Thanks to evms-bootdebug, moving my storage server’s root partition onto the RAID-5 array went like t3h br335e. And the system is booting like a breeze now, as well *ggg*