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Its midnight...do you know where your packets are?

Posted Today at 03:13 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated Today at 03:17 AM by rocket357

The internet sucks. Well, more succinctly: "The internet is run by people, and people suck."

My wife called me at work today complaining that our internet connection was unstable. While this isn't surprising, I suppose she anticipated my next question because she then said "but it only seems to be $game, everything else is working smoothly? Is this Comcast or your firewall causing problems?" I resisted the urge to absolve the firewall immediately of any wrong...
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Use tune2fs, umounted, BEFORE adding journal=writeback on fstab

Posted Yesterday at 11:38 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

The title says everything.

Can be fixed by booting with a live CD, though.

tune2fs /dev/sd<N> -o journal_data_writeback


Tune2fs' manual warns against doing something like that on a mounted device.
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It escapes the dollar sign in its password or else it gets the "login denied" again

Posted 01-29-2015 at 07:13 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Fun case today. Customer complains that they cannot login to an Oracle instance.

I check the IP. It's wrong. Dear customer, please use the correct IP, which is $some_private_ip.

Customer then complains that they get an error that the service is unknown. I double check, they should be using "$dbname", not "$dbname\-db". I explain.

Customer then complains that they are getting a login denied error. I suspect there is something...
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What the #$&*%, Comcast?

Posted 01-27-2015 at 06:12 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-27-2015 at 06:16 PM by rocket357

I'm a bit of a security nut. It's true...I'm a tad paranoid, and it shows in the design of my home network.

Given the paranoia, it's really only a matter of time before my over-arching power-Nazi stance on security steps on the toes of my other household members, namely my wife. She really lost it one day when unbound failed (well, it didn't *fail*, but it wasn't exactly working as *she* intended). I attempted to step her (an avid Windows power user with zero experience with the...
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Chropera seems to behave a little bit better than Chrome/ium

Posted 01-27-2015 at 06:05 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 01-27-2015 at 06:09 PM by the dsc

Just pointing out just in case someone finds oneself annoyed by Chrome/ium seemingly entering in neverending loops and reading or writing who-knows-what in the HDD for too long. I have the impression that the new Opera behaves somewhat better in this regard, but I really haven't used it as much, so could be just a matter of time until it hangs just as much.

Unfortunately, however, the new GUI is still somewhat like just a crippled Chrome GUI -- scrolling the wheel over the tab-bar...
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