Category Archives: Stupidity

Written depictions of human stupidity suitable for use in illustrating the archtype

Patriotism

It’s July Fourth. After another year of watching our elected leaders in Washington continue the process of turning a proud and powerful people into a petty and scared one, I have decided to make another attempt to wake some people … Continue reading

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Censorship Bad

This is an outgrowth of a post I was making on Violet Blue’s blog which was too technical and not enough sexual (It’s a sex blog). The topic was firewall piercing. For an overview of the topic, you might like … Continue reading

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It’s been a long day’s blinking night

I spent the evening rebuilding a web server that will be running Apache 2.0.x. While doing so, I found an interesting situation with respect to the standard Apache configuration on Ubuntu 5.04. The standard configuration uses a namevirtualhost directive to … Continue reading

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A long blinking night

I put in another long blinking night doing systems administration. Lessons learned… Mysql 4.0.x doesn’t like quotes around the database names in the ‘use’ command Mysql 4.0.x doesn’t like ‘default charset=latin1′ Mysql 4.1.x mysqldump outputs both of those – thus … Continue reading

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Slum landlord business model dying

Changes in technology change other areas. Human beings have a bizarre tendency with respect to those changes – they tend to overestimate change in the short term and underestimate change in the long term. Take landlords as a classic example. … Continue reading

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