Category: Computers

Why you should fucking listen to your system admin

[This is a guest post by the ever-awesome cpaxton.]   The implementation and maintenance of a LAMP stack server (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP), requires a broad base of computer knowledge. This includes some basic coding, database management, hardware, networking, DNS, cyber security, and SMTP knowledge. While very few of us are masters in any one of these fields, and… Read more →

LiveJournal Post from 2008

I’m going through and adding some of the LJ posts I want to keep to my other blog, and came across this one, which will be appreciated by many here:   Things We Are Not Allowed to Do in the IT Industry August 15th, 2008 (04:20 am) Tags: funny Scott R. sent me this link today. I rofl’d. It’s Monday,… Read more →

My Team Are So Thoughtful

Regarding a highly-argumentative customer, with whom I had to become stern: [15:34]  zpreuss She never got back to you lol [15:35]  edarling I KNOW [15:35]  fuck [15:35]  I WANTED TO FIGHT SOME MORE [15:35]  zpreuss That is honestly the worst feeling [15:35]  edarling now i have fight blueballs :disappointed: [15:36]  zpreuss Want me… Read more →


Bluehost – you are terrible.  I wanted to download a backup for a customer. Their completely ridiculous “custom” cPanel environment is atrocious, and doesn’t allow for generating a full, current backup; you’re stuck with whichever backup ran last on their system, which might be from five minutes or five days ago. I was in luck – the backup was less than… Read more →

“Recovery” in the loosest possible sense

(11:17:04 PM) topmeh: 2014-11-29 23:16:46 [7458] 1XuhmM-0005EZ-R1 Berkeley DB error: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery (11:17:08 PM) topmeh: dafuq is that exim (11:17:35 PM) topmeh: thats why the exim man log is 5G (11:17:38 PM) topmeh: i’ve (11:17:41 PM) topmeh: never seen that (11:17:41 PM) Jim Alligator Hayhurst: <spit-take> (11:17:43 PM) topmeh: have u? (11:17:49 PM) mod_ponyo: once.… Read more →

Could happen to anyone, really

One of our setups guys racked a server upside-down today. I have been flipping everything on his desk upside-down all day. (11/21/2014 07:16:10 PM) Ryan: You doin anything for lunch? (07:16:34 PM) edar: haven’t yet, what’re you thinking? (07:16:53 PM) edar: ¿pooƃ punos ƃuᴉɥʇʎuɐ (07:21:24 PM) Ryan: Lol, Is that you fliping my things on my desk 😛 (07:21:41 PM)… Read more →

If I’m correct…

Actual admin reply to customer, in part:   “From what I understand, you’re running a WordPress site on a rather large server – 128G from what it looks like, if I’m correct… I, of course, have no idea what size server is actually possible.”   ░░░░░░░░▄▄▄▀▀▀▄▄███▄ ░░░░░▄▀▀░░░░░░░▐░▀██▌ ░░░▄▀░░░░▄▄███░▌▀▀░▀█ ░░▄█░░▄▀▀▒▒▒▒▒▄▐░░░░█▌ ░▐█▀▄▀▄▄▄▄▀▀▀▀▌░░░░░▐█▄ ░▌▄▄▀▀░░░░░░░░▌░░░░▄███████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░▐░░░░▐███████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░▐░░░░▐█████████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▀▄░░░▐██████████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▀▄▄████████████████▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░█▀██████▀▀▀▀█▄ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▄▄▀▄▀░▀██▀▀▀▄▄▄▀█ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▄▀▀▀▀▀░░░░██▌ ░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░▄▀▄▀ Read more →