Working with RAID

We’ve been working with a giant backup server with 8 disks in a complex series of RAID arrays.

Xen quick start

Here are the quick steps for turning a stock Debian Etch machine into a xen machine:

I saw this link on the Nonprofit Open Source Initiative listserv.

Google's Wi-Fi Privacy Ploy

There’s lots of talk about free and low-cost wireless internet access.

A country serious about open source

Venezuela is starting an ambitious training program today. The goal is to train 400,000 people in open source software.

Anarchist techies world wide

For the techies: a new web site for anarchist geeks has started: aptgetanarchy.

Azad Design - accepting submissions

Check out former May First Technology Collective member Laimah Osman’s latest project: Azad Design.

Bad news in Congress for free and open communication

The Barton/COPE Act looks like bad news. highlights some of the worst aspects of the law, including weak provisions for community access television, little defense against redlining, and no defense against net neutrality.

Beyond Marriage

Anyone else feel stifled by the gay marriage debate? Really brings back unpleasant memories of the gays in the military debate.

Bouncing Spam Considered Harmful

Mail is just about the hardest service to administer. Compared to web sites, databases, firewalls – just about any other service – mail is more complicated and more critical.