Storage is cheap, or so we’re told. Amazon will sell me storage for $0.055/GB/month in the cloud; 3.5″ hard drives are hovering around $0.06/GB. However, my laptop has a little 250GB SATA drive that is (a) slow and (b) getting full. So I desire to replace it with a fast little SSD. But that raises [...]
I have a VM slice that I use to run DNS, a bzflag server, and a few other incidental things. This is what I see on it right now: % uptime 12:05:13 up 450 days, 15:17, 5 users, load average: 1.93, 1.35, 0.60 It’s currently running Debian lenny, but I decided that I wanted to [...]
I picked up a new computer last week. A virtual one, that is. I ran into this site called prgmr which offers very low-cost, bare virtual private servers. So far, so good. Got Debian set up all the way I like it. Now just to find something fun to do with it.
Sorry readers, no *nix Tip of the Day today. Just a brief word about the recent Debian OpenSSL vulnerability. I’m sure you’ve heard about Debian’s OpenSSL “Disaster”. The short of it is that while fixing a questionable line in the OpenSSL/OpenSSH key generator, the Debian maintainer accidentally removed most of its entropy generation ability. Debian [...]