Speaking of root passwords, I once got a call from Microsoft:
MS: "Hey, Sean, we heard you might know how to break into Windows 2000 machines without the password."
MS: "We lost the administrator password to some of our machines. If you can change it for us, we won't ask how."
Me: "I'll see what I can do."
When Microsoft locked themselves out of their own operating system, they called the Linux guy to get them back in. (I used SystemRescueCD.)
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Today smells like an upgrading to -current day.
Well bummer, the new work computer has a pretty serious defect.
There's a slight bump at the bottom of the screen that causes the screen to go haywire and sometimes crashes the computer whenever I touch it.
And apparently I just wrote highly twice without noticing it.
And as always with a bsd, the handbook is on point.
#DragonFlyBSD installed without a hitch, that installer is a beaut. I chose a HAMMER filesystem, as I wasnt sure how stable HAMMER2 is yet for everyday use.
I'm very happy to report that installation across all bsd's is very simple. Much more sane than whatever cluster* seems to happen when installing some linuxes.
Now first decision, release or snapshot? And how easy is it to switch from a release install over to a snapshot when I feel more confortable with the system?
If any of y'all are going to #BSDCan this year (btw, I recommend you do) and plan on flying to Ottawa, Air Canada is having a seat sale right now.
Imagine a world where software starts at version 100 and every revision is one number lower, if you cant get it right by number 0 you're done
6.1/6.2 security errata patches are out for #OpenBSD/amd64, which workaround the #Meltdown flaw on Intel CPUs, 6.2 syspatch(8) is also available on some mirrors: https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/6.2/common/009_meltdown.patch.sig https://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/6.1/common/037_meltdown.patch.sig
My least favorite phone call ritual is the double or even triple layers of "hello" and goodbye"
>Hello, this is me speaking
<Hey, this is the caller
<So I'm calling about…
<Alright that's all I got
>Same for me
"BY STROUSTRUP’S BEARD" is an oath I'll be finding a use for I think.