VI vs UI

VI alphabetically follows UI
ui++ = vi

Open LDAP on Debian

Begin by installing the server with a 'apt-get install slapd'

Optionally you can install this web admin tool: 'apt-get install phpldapadmin'.
It's great to easily add entries with the predefined templates.
According to this wiki you can change the awkward login to avoid typing the full dn of the user you want to login with.
Edit the phpldapadmin.conf file:

replace
$ldapservers->SetValue($i,'login','attr','dn');
with
$ldapservers->SetValue($i,'login','attr','uid');

Debian etch on a Asus P5GC motherboard

The onboard NIC is not detected with the default kernel.
Add the debian backports repository to your sources.list: 'deb http://www.backports.org/debian etch-backports main'. Don't forget to do a 'apt-get update'.
You need this to download a more recent kernel image. I used 'aptidude' to select the following packages.

  • linux-image-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686
  • atl2-modules-2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-686

Restart and the onboard NIC should be detected.

Server installfest

Half a week into my one week vacation I decided to go ahead and upgrade my server to a respectable HD size.

Debian woody was chugging along fine but I wanted to check the Ubuntu server edition anyway.

Unfortunately I struggled for a whole day to get my RAID up and running but without success.
This is what I learned:
It would seem that the device files would NOT be created on time before the mdadm script during init would run.

We're now so perfectly in sync we're wearing each others underwear!

We're now so perfectly in sync we're wearing each others underwear!
-- House M.D.

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon.
-- Napoleon

You can not fight human nature.

You can not fight human nature. You can only educate people to recognize the perils of succumbing to your own shallow, prejudiced views and understand that we are all human.

You gave me the key to your heart

You gave me the key to your heart, my love;
Then why do you make me knock?
"Oh, that was yesterday, saints above;
Last night I changed the lock!"
-- John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890

Our cube is our home.

Our cube is our home. Every time we re-enter our cube we are filled with the voices of the others. They give our life meaning, fill the void, expand our knowledge. From our cube we search far and wide for technology and species that will add to our perfection. Away from our cube we are incomplete, but in our cube we are whole. Stress is irrelevant.

Pray, and all your sins are hooked upon the sky.

Pray, and all your sins are hooked upon the sky.
Pray, and the heathen lie will disappear.
Prayers, they hide the saddest views,
Believing the strangest things, Loving the alien.
-- David Bowie

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