Well, my plan to try and be pro-active about work yesteday fizzled a bit. Got hit with another fire-drill that derailed part of the day. But I’m going to try again today. The difference in my mental state is big enough that I’ve realized I need to take control of the work I’m doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if that causes some friction, but the alternative isn’t very palatable.
In a follow-up to the “my mac has insomnia” tale, I moved the cradle for my Samsung i500 Plam-Phone to a USB hub, rather than having it plugged directly into the computer and disabled Stuffit AVR and the problem went away (yes, I’m running 8.0.2, and wasn’t seeing kernel panics, but I still am suspicious of their software). No idea which of the two was the culprit, and I don’t really care at this point, since my computer will now sleep through the night.
- Going Upstream to Fight Spam sounds like a good idea at first, but I have to wonder how it’s going to affect people who fall between the cracks like me. I’m not really an ISP, but I’m running a mailserver for personal use. I guess if it’s easy to get my server whitelisted, I’ll be fine, but if there are too many hoops to jump through…
- Meanwhile, expect email to suck today as more people get back to their offices, check their email and discover a New Worm Attacks Windows Computers and spreads via email. Ugh.
- Says here that going to work when you’re sick is Ill advised because you’ll get other people sick. It’s sad that this is news. It oughta just be common sense. [press-patch]
- Other nations zip by USA in high-speed Net race, for a variety of reasons, but it mostly seems to be that their governments are subsidizing broadband, and the US is so spread out and had an existing phone system that needs to be replaced in many places in order to provide broadband service.