Monthly Archive: March 2010

Turns out postfix IS useful 0

Turns out postfix IS useful

Snowulf recently migrated servers and on the new one I didn’t set up postfix. After all, I don’t want it to accept any mail and since I have no need to relay mail, why would I need an MTA? Well other than to get around New York City, it turns out that sendmail is part of that postfix install on Ubuntu. See, our blog here uses sendmail (as does many...

Beware the Ides (time change) of March! 0

Beware the Ides (time change) of March!

Everyone loves the Ides of March. This year it just so happens that it falls directly after our daylight savings time change. It is my belief that the warning: “Beware the Ides of March” has a new meaning. It means “Did you remember to change your clock or are you going to be late for work on Monday?”. Of course, this post is set to deploy on Monday at 10am,...

Annoyance of ‘NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts’ 4

Annoyance of ‘NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts’

For some reason, in Ubuntu, the Apache default configs seem to include a plethora of calls for ‘NameVirtualHost *:80’. It seems that the very second you install Apache, it starts complaining about ‘NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts’. While this is just a warning and can be safely ignored, it is a brand new box and you probably want it to run nicely. I know I do. So I started hunting....

I hate modern TV schedules 3

I hate modern TV schedules

Let’s take a quick look back at TV in the mid 90s. When a show started for the season, you were safe in assuming that the show would be 24 to 26 episodes in length and that it would be on essentially contiguously. Sure, nothing was on TV during the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas, but who cares? It was the holidays, specials were on and generally you were busy...

Google Apps users screwed again, still no Google Buzz 0

Google Apps users screwed again, still no Google Buzz

If you own your own domain name, you can have Google Apps for your domain. Basically, what this means is you get all the standard Google applications like Gmail, Calendar, Docs and Gtalk, but under your own domain name. It really isn’t terribly complicated to setup and for only a few small time users, it is free. Personally, I think it is great because I like Gmail overall but I’d...