Monthly Archives: November 2008

Debian /etc/cron.d/ gotcha

I typically use /etc/cron.d to store all of my system crontabs. I recently ran into an issue that I had either not run into before, or fixed and paid no attention to. Files stored in /etc/cron.d/ or any /etc/cron.* directory need to adhear to the run-parts Debian cron script namespace which consists is for the […]

How I tamed my mutt

As you by now well know I try to mostly live at the console (well multiple x consoles). Mutt is my mail client of choice. I’ve tried Thunderbird, Kmail, Evolution, Sylpheed, and pine. For whatever reason I feel most comfortable with mutt. I also use IMAP for both my personal and work accounts. Mutt was […]

Parable (a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson)

Rarely do I get emails that are worthy of even reading let alone sharing with others. This one however, is pretty funny, and seems to be fairly accurate.

Trust not DNS or How to properly move a website

Recently I had to move a website that gets a fair amount of traffic. I prepared for this by lowering the TTL on the domains associated several weeks in advance to 600 seconds. Originally my plan was to toss up a maintenance page on the old server, change the DNS, and figured that within a […]