Thursday, July 31, 2008

My stepdad Bob and stepsister Heather are hiking a section of the Pacific Crest Trail this month. Bob signed up for a location service that emails his friends his current location and a simple status message. I just got the first one. Here's what it looks like, including the link to the map:

SPOT Check OK. All is well !! Bob
Nearest Location: Belknap Springs, United States
Distance: 19 km(s)
Time:07/31/2008 08:04:40 (US/Mountain),-121.8187&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Why are there such long delays in anaconda when upgrading from RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.x to 5.0? For a while there, restorecon(1) and find(1) were taking up most of the CPU, which I assume had something to do with setting default modes on certain files, but other than that it's just been anaconda in the process table, sometimes with awkward, crickets-chirping silences.