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Sunday, May 16, 2004

May 16, 2004

Twice in as many days?

Yes, it's true. I go through this news bit in streaks...it's just that some times are better than others.

Today's news is pretty mild, actually. Nothing hugely important, but more of an informative entry. As of today, both servers have been up and running sans restart for over 90 days. This isn't actually all that odd, because they're meant to do that. I believe the longest I've gone without a server restart (for either of them here at home) is just over 108 days. As is also anticipated, the server uptime will start back at zero, probably sometime this week. But more about that a bit later.

The really odd thing today is that my personal machine (WinXP Pro box) has been without a restart for now almost 33 days (give a couple of hours). By the time I go to bed, it will have been 33 days of uninterrupted computing, which had previously been unheard of in my life with Windows (I was lucky to get a couple of decent days out my 98SE installation. Granted there's been no binge CPU cycles eaten up 24/7, but it's not like it's just sit idle either. This to me is impressive, and goes to truly show that (even though Microsoft can be a little tricky) their products get better with time.

Servers, Schmervers...

Well, the time has come and gone...and RedHat 9 is no longer supported for errata and such. As I've mentioned in the past, the server setting I've made at work is centered around Fedora Core 1 (essentially the 'poor man's RedHat solution'). I've been very impressed with FC1 -- even though it's running on essentially the same architecture and setup as one of my servers here, it definitely seems as though FC1 is a little bit better and lightweight than its predacessor RH9. Now, I could be very wrong in that statement, but it's worked well thus far and as far as updating goes, is a little easier for me to personally manage when I need to (but that's an entirely different story).

So, with all that said, it's time to do the upgrade from RH9 to FC1. This is a move I've been putting off for some time, mostly because major changes as such tend to scare me a bit. smile Specifically this one, because it's technically a distribution change. Anyway, my guess is that it won't be too terribly bad and will just take some time -- after all, it would possibly be worse to have to reinstall it all -- at least this way I can just upgrade from the CD set.

My real guess as to when I'll do this -- sometime this upcoming week. It'll take time, but should be time well spent. smile Hopefully it goes as planned.

Anyway, until next time, enjoy the remainder of May! I can't personally believe that it's already mid-May myself...

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