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2004-03-31 (#)
Integrated amazon book reviews into The Virtual Bookcase. Some work parsing xml from Amazon Webservices, but a nice result.

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2004-03-28 (#)
Bijna overstroming in de keuken.

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2004-03-28 (#)
Fietstochtje en foto's gemaakt van de Lekbrug bij Vianen (A2).

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2004-03-26 (#)
Cool software I found: GpsDrive. Open-source navigation software. Quite nice to find yourself on the map.

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2004-03-11 (#)
Lies by Microsoft: Outlook is based on Internet standards according to this article. Well, dealing with multipart/signed is an Internet standard (RFC 2015), replying to the From: address and not the Sender: address is an Internet standard (can be found in RFC 822), responsible quoting behaviour is an Internet standard (see RFC 1855) and thinking anything with 'begin' in the wrong place is an attachment is not in the spirit of the Internet standards.

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2004-03-09 (#)
Non-solution to privacy-breaches by break-ins into computer systems: companies limit their liability for the data they keep. Thinking about the privacy of the client is already too hard, but being liable for keeping your data secure is also too hard?

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2004-03-06 FreeBSD installation notes
FreeBSD is not my 'main' operating system, but the jail support is
so much better and more stable than anything comparable offered by
Linux that I use FreeBSD for servers which need jails.

But it not being 'main' I keep forgetting things to set up ;)

Setting global variables for ports:

Servers will never have X11 (nor GTK) so I kept giving WITHOUT_X11=yes and
WITHOUT_GTK=yes to compile ports. Global place to set this: /etc/make.conf

Getting into a jail from the main server when sshd isn't running yet:

jexec ID /bin/sh

(ID is the jail id from jls)

Stopping a jail:

jexec ID kill -TERM -1
jexec ID kill -KILL -1

2004-03-04 (#)
The 10th Halloween document: Microsoft finances SCO. The battle for most hated tech company continues, with SCO in a strong lead.

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2004-03-01 (#)
Physical therapy for the shoulder problem ended today, since all pains are gone.

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IPv6 check

Running test...
, reachable as PGP encrypted e-mail preferred. PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 local copy PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 via keyservers

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