Spaf’s Farewell Letter

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From news.columbia.edu!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!howland.reston.ans.net!gatech!purdue!not-for-mail Fri Apr 30 11:27:16 EDT 1993 Article: 2350 of news.admin.misc Xref: news.columbia.edu news.announce.newusers:595 news.misc:5782 news.admin.misc:2350 news.groups:57071 soc.net-people:4077 Path: news.columbia.edu!sol.ctr.columbia.edu!howland.reston.ans.net!gatech!purdue!not-for-mail From: spaf@cs.purdue.edu Newsgroups: news.announce.newusers,news.misc,news.admin.misc,news.groups,soc.net-people Subject: That’s all, folks Followup-To: poster Date: 29 Apr 1993 19:01:12 -0500 Organization: Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University Lines: 152 Approved: spaf@cs.purdue.edu Message-ID: <1rpq88INNjlk@ector.cs.purdue.edu> NNTP-Posting-Host: ector.cs.purdue.edu * * * [ I originally was going …

Unix Horror Stories

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gopher://wiretap.area.com/00/Library/Techdoc/Lore/unixhorr%09%09%2B Newsgroups: comp.unix.admin From: axi0349@ultb.isc.rit.edu (A.X. Ivasyuk) Subject: The Unofficial Unix Administration Horror Stories Summary Message-ID: <1992Dec3.162444.14088@ultb.isc.rit.edu> Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology Date: Thu, 3 Dec 1992 16:24:44 GMT Lines: 1010 Unix Admin. Horror Story Summary, version 1.0 —————————————– compiled by: Anatoly Ivasyuk (anatoly@nick.csh.rit.edu) This is version 1.0 of the unofficial “Unix Administration Horror Story Summary”. This is a summary …

The Great Renaming – Part III

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Part 3 – Breaking of the Backbone Cabal A number of simultaneous events rendered the Backbone Cabal irrelevant. The most important was the increased use of NNTP around this same time. Usenet’s use of Internet made it easier to ignore what the Backbone news admins thought. Acording to Reid, the Backbone started to decline when he and Richard Sexton snuck the …

The Great Renaming – Part II

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Part 2 – After the Great Renaming Yet, ironically, nothing really changed for a significant portion of sites, and almost all the sites except company ones still got a full feed. As has been so often the case in Usenet history, its “imminent death” was postponed by advances in technology. The connectivity, modem baud rates, storage capacity, etc. improved so dramatically …

The Great Renaming – Part I

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By Lee S. Bumgarner (14-Jan-2006 Note – Dan Flood – There is now a Wikipedia article regarding this, which complements this faq. I cannot find this FAQ anywhere on the net these days. ) Part 1 In the 20 odd years of its existence a rich culture has evolved around the use of the Net. Over the years, silent battles …

Joomla or WordPress on a Plesk powered VPS

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Permission and scripting errors running Joomla or WordPress on a Plesk powered environment?  The work around is to set directory permissions to 777 which is obviously a bad idea, so cutting the long story short, you’re most likely running PHP as the Apache user.  Change this to FastCGI and you’re off and running.  There just saved you hours of google …

Bill Gates favorite anti-UNIX jokes

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If Unix is the answer, then it must have been a stupid question. Unix is the only virus with a command-interface. How can an operating system from 1970 (UNIX) be more modern than an operating system from 1978 (VMS)? Unix – the first computer virus. NFS = Nightmare File System. Berkeley is famous for LSD and BSD UNIX. I don’t …

You might be an AOL addict if

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Tech Support calls You for help. Someone at work tells you a joke and you say LOL You watch T.V. with the closed cationing turned on You have called out someone’s screen name while making love to your significant other. You keep begging your friends to get an account so “we can hang out” Three words: Carpal tunnel syndrome You want to …

Complete list of Windows 95 Error Messages

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WinErr: 001 Windows loaded – System in danger WinErr: 002 No Error – Yet WinErr: 003 Dynamic linking error – Your mistake is now in every file WinErr: 004 Erroneous error – Nothing is wrong WinErr: 005 Multitasking attempted – System confused WinErr: 006 Malicious error – Desqview found on drive WinErr: 007 System price error – Inadequate money spent …