Devil’s Dictionary

I'm a big fan of Ambrose Bierce and his Devil's Dictionary. Every once in a while, someone comes along and publishes a piece of satire worthy of Bierce himself. I present to you, Crispian Jago's Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense. Thanks, Crispian. You've made my day.

Rsync to Fat32 drives

I regularly provide one of my clients with a backup of his data in the form of an external hard drive. Since his server runs CentOS Linux and his computer is a Windows machine, I need to provide a drive formatted Fat32 so he can plug it into his computer and access the data without …

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Repurposing Pallets

Years ago, I discovered the benefits of reusing pallets when I managed a [now-defunct] I Sold It franchise (I Sold It was a chain of eBay drop-off stores). We had a large item to ship that required a pallet for freight shipping, and I didn't want to spend $100 on pallets for a single use …

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A Lesson in Storage Costs

As the [former] Customer Service Manager at A Small Orange, comments, questions, and even complaints were frequently brought to my attention. One common question is “why do you offer so little disk space compared to your competitors?” Or to phrase it another way, “why are your shared hosting plans so stingy?” This is an understandable …

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