October 2004

7.3-2 upgrade:   Just like the cobbler's children, my personal machines always seem to be the last to get the upgrades applied. I... (153 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

Brocade releases:   Brocade announced a new version of their SAN OS for the Silkworm family of SAN switches today. They also announced the industry's first 4 Gb/s switch. (74 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Some sanity:   We cannot simply suspend or restrict civil liberties until the War of Terror is over, because the War on Terror is unlikely ever to be truly over... September 11, 2001, already a day of immeasurable tragedy, cannot be the day liberty perished in this country. (72 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Site slow:   Apologies if the web site seems slow at the moment. I'm being hit by a couple of rogue spiders that ignore robots.txt and ignore the 403 status code. In the last two days, before I banned the IP addresses, one of these bots had downloaded in excess of 100 MB. Even after the ban, it continues to hammer away, ignoring about ten to twenty 403 errors each second. As it's coming from a university, I expect it's some student doing an assignment. I have sent an e-mail to their help desk and abuse addresses. We'll see if that stops the insanity... (128 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Back from San Francisco:   Man, I know I like the travel bug, but this is getting ridiculous... (13 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)