I received a cute email today. It has the usual traits of bad spelling, incorrect information, and other amusements. I wonder if the ID badge is genuine, but I doubt the name matches the pictured individual.
Received: from h1.flipio.ro (unknown [188.8.131.52])
by [WITHHELD] (Postfix) with ESMTP id B85CF94065;
Tue, 3 May 2016 04:16:57 +0200 (CEST)
Received: from [169.254.123.37] (134.red-81-32-237.dynamicip.rima-tde.net [184.108.40.206])
(Authenticated sender: email@example.com)
by h1.flipio.ro (Postfix) with ESMTPA id EF2499BE65;
Mon, 2 May 2016 08:17:33 +0300 (EEST)
Subject: Finansdepartementet: Congratulations
To: Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Latin American Chamber <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 07:17:30 +0200
You should replace every mention of “CVS”, “CVSup”, and “pkg_*” with “Subversion” (SVN), “SVNup”, and “pkg *”, respectively. I.e., the command pkg_add becomes the command pkg add (with no underscore), etc.
I learned ZFS hides certain filesystem and pool properties from normal view. You need to know their names and specify them explicitly to get their values. Use the option -p to get the raw value of the filesystem properties. E.g. zfs get -p createtxg. Continue reading Hidden properties in ZFS→
The first command selects A4 paper with better margins than the @afourpaper command. The second command turns on page headers suitable for two-sided printing (duplex printing). The third command starts the next chapter on an odd page number. Continue reading Texinfo manuals on A4 paper→
I spent some days last week converting our 32-bit AMANDA server to a 64-bit counterpart using spare but aged hardware. The former AMANDA server ran on very aged hardware in comparison. Going 64-bit also ment turning to ZFS-based storage.
Today, I replaced the two 320 GB first generation SATA drives with two 1 TB third generation SATA drives. The new drives, like their predecessors, are connected to the second generation SATA controller on the motherboard. Replacing the drives is nevertheless an improvement. Continue reading Replacing drives on AMANDA server→
Next, I needed to create an account. That being done, it turns out I need at least 50 points of reputation before I can even add a comment to the above question. I need at least 5 points to add an answer with my suggestion. If only this were reversed …
Is this user friendly? Did I feel welcomed as a newcomer? Is this how Stack Overflow wants to get feedback at all?
Sod off, Stack Overflow. You won’t get my suggestion unless someone else gives you what I had in mind.
… Windows machines try to request two URLs (www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt and ipv6.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt, the former over IPv4, the latter over IPv6) to ascertain whether a given network is routed to the Internet and if there is a captive portal in the way (NCSI stands for “Network Connection Status Indicator”).