By accident, I just found out that fmccor, aka Ferris McCormick, passed away this August. I remember fmccor fondly, and am sad to hear this. Damn, that’s a bummer.
Ran across the Open Source Watershed this morning and found it very interesting/illuminating. One of the touted virtues of running a distribution like Gentoo always seemed to be that you had the latest greatest available when it was released, instead of waiting on a binary compatible build for your distro.
OK, so getting a Gentoo box up at home doesn’t look feasible in the near future. So I thoughts to myself, “hey, self, you have that old Gentoo server at work that’s going to be decommissioned soon, why not play with it until then?” Why, indeed. Looks like the last time I gave this box … [Read more…]