Time Heals All Wounds.. And Then Kills the Patient
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Sun Oct 12 12:43:55 2003
Bad upgrade

Well, that was an oops. I upgraded apache on my website, and some old configuration files broke, and I forgot to restart apache to make sure nothing broke. Eventually, during log rotation, apache was restarted automagically, it stumbled, and so my website and BLOG were down. The solution was to comment out most of /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf (apparently my use of domain-based virtualhosts became non-kosher mixed with the default port-based content config that's part of SSL in that upgrade). All's good now, I think.. thanks for those of you who emailed me.

Apparently, Arafat's latest choice for Prime Minister will be stepping down. I must confess, I know very little about Arafat -- everyone has read of Sharon's butchery, and of his more recent efforts (if slight) to reach out the olive branch, but Arafat's role is at least considerably less spotlight-driven (naturally so, given the state of the ppl he represents). Whether his task is a nobile one or not, and whether he supports the type of attacks I condemn or not, he has a problem. When the very people you appoint to positions keep quitting, one after another, because you don't give them any authority to do anything, and when those positions include people who are trying to handle the most important diplomacy and negotiations possible for your people, you're in a hopepess situation. Without fixing the government problem, he'll never get anywhere with any other problems, and Arafat himself might as well step down.

The source code for CivCTP2 will be released soon... and not long after, I imagine there'll be a port to Linux. Hurrah.

Oh, I noticed something interesting -- my laptop charges faster in 'high power' mode than in 'energy saving' mode. On Linux, there are two modes the system can be in (new to recent kernels, toggled in /proc/sys/vm), and there is indeed a difference in battery length between the two. I do find it rather unusual that the fact I mentioned above is the case though, and as of right know can't think of any reason it might be the case. Hmm.