Sooo.. I have begun my usual summer job. This time I am
sitting in the RF chamber. a 6x12 foot room made entirely of
plywood pressed between two layers of Mu metal.
It is grey. There are some 4 computers and 2 people in this
poor little room, plus a pair of desks and some tables. Tsk.
This is what happens when you hire more employees than you
have actual office space. Oh well. I spent the first little
while ``acquiring'' a computer and monitor to use. This year
I managed to get myself a PIII-600 and an Viewsonic 17"
professional (the one with the short tube). Both are quite
nice and very happy. I now have the best screen and best
computer in the building by a wide margin ;>
The rest of the time I spend redoing networking cables that
were wired by monkies not aware of the correct wiring
standards and replacing faulty cards. Now most of the
segments actually *don't* get thousands of framing errors.
Now that the US government has disabled the GPS dither I can
use this differential GPS reciever here to compute my
posistion down to about 10cm, which I also spent some time
doing.. Too bad the GPS device isn't such a good time peice
or I'd know what millisecond it was too.
Poor Debian killed, fixed, killed, fixed, killed, fixed poor
auric, which is suffering from some kind of psychological
disorder. It cannot decide if it is going to be stable, or
unstable. Oddly, with SMP off it seems to be behave
exceedingly well.. SMP tends to Ooops or OOM, or
Saens returned and features Enhanced FTP Power. It is
happily belting out 11mbit without even noticing right now.
That should double up to 20 in a few hours. Gigabell is
remarkably well connected internationally, it is just
amazing. That alone should push up our usage quite high.
The list server got upgraded and demonstred it could do some
50 remote SMTP deliveries/sec (for about 20mins), which I
think is reasonably impressive. That is some 4 million
emails/day if it could sustain that rate.
I also converted master from qmail to exim. What a bloody
nightmare that was. Ik. This does mean that new-maintainer
only needs to add people to the LDAP directory, they do not
need to do anything else like create home dirs and install
.qmail files. This makes creating new accounts really fast