Grokking grep and data disasters.

I’m not talking about the Linux vulnerability that my otherwise awesome web host apparently suffered through — though having this humble site go down for nigh on three days was certainly bad. No, I’m talking about a little data disaster of my own. I’m posting it here in the hopes that I can learn from my own mistakes.

And maybe you can too, before it’s too late…

Activism through sticker-ism.

Back when I was an unquestioning sheep in Apple’s flock I took great joy in looking down my nose at Windows boxes and all the hideous Microsoft and Intel stickers they came riddled with. Indeed, as a Linux user one of the more esoteric adjustments I’ve had to make has been to deal with the very same eyesores on machines I have purchased.

Goo Gone has been a great ally, but I’ve gone a step further and decided to fight fire with fire…

My Thunderbird inbox has an extra inbox.

I’m a big fan of Mozilla’s Thunderbird, and have been for quite some time. It has enabled me to, among other things, retain email dating all the way back to 1996 — it helps that they were originally sent and received with Netscape Communicator back in the day.

But there’s a tiny little hiccup in Thunderbird’s latest and greatest (v3.07 in the official Ubuntu repositories) that I’m hoping you can help me with…