Static User/Group Mappings

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Switching my servers from Annvix to Mandriva is absolutely maddening. The biggest problem is dynamic uid/gid mappings. Do you know how frustrating it is to have apache uid 77 on one machine and uid 92 on another? Or svn is gid 75 on one and gid 76 …

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Which bible character am I most like?

Well, a friend sent one of those app invites on Facebook today and largely I ignore them but this one was "which bible character are you most like" and she said it was "scary accurate". So I answered the 5-6 questions, stuff like "do you believe in God", "do you …

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Site moved

Sorry for the little bit of downtime... I finally got around to moving the linsec.ca site from home to the hosting provider that has the rest of my sites (except for annvix.*). A few little hiccups but nothing major.

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Mandriva 2008.1 looks pretty good

As usual, I take a day or two when a new Mandriva version is in RC status to install and play around with it. If you've been reading here for a while, you know that the machine I throw to the dogs is my Toshiba Libretto. Asus may have a …

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Microsoft and HD-DVD

I read this really eye-opening piece on the death of HD-DVD to Blu-ray, and Microsoft's stakes, involvement, and (typically) underhanded activity regarding it. The piece is called Lessons from the Death of HD-DVD. I didn't pay much attention to the next-gen hi-def "format wars" beyond the tech specs and features …

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