Category: observations (page 2 of 2)

systemd woes

Yes, I am one of those Linux jockeys who loathe systemd. Why? In a nutshell, I have had more unscheduled downtime directly attributable to systemd than all other downtime combined over the past fifteen years.

I have one whitebox router I built that loses its iptables settings on reboot, leaving this web site and a few others unreachable until I sign on and manually reset the iptables rules. Naturally, I blamed some systemd weirdness. As it turns out, it was due to a small init script I had written to work around a bug  systemd had when it was first released. So, though the mistake was actually mine, it wouldn’t have happened if there hadn’t been an opaque bug in systemd.

I just hope the Devuan gets the ongoing love it deserves.

’leccytech

I put down a deposit on a Tesla Model 3 today. Matthew will be wanting wheels soon, and my fabulous Honda Civic Hybrid is about to turn ten years old, so it seemed like a thing to do. It could be a couple of years before I actually get one, as they’re a bit behind on their production schedule.

Folks I know who already drive Teslas assure me it’s worth the wait.

good old day

The weather has warmed up and I’ve been particularly mellow today. Most of the day, I felt as though I could go to bed any time and sleep like the dead. I had to be productive, which is probably a good thing, but even doing the daily chores felt natural and slow and happy.

It’s hard to imagine how things could be much better.

biking to work

For years, I regularly rode my bicycle to work. For some reason, when we moved the office (about 2½ years ago) I stopped biking. Last week, I started riding again. It’s a nice change. I can take a route that has no automobile traffic for much of it. It’s relaxing and invigorating at the same time.

I wish I hadn’t waited so long.

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