Changed the index back to showing 7 days rather than 3, since I haven't been tossing up 10 entries a day lately. Still too long? Loads over the course of a two-hour period on a dialup connection? Bitch now or forever hold your peace.
Also added annoying tracking code to the individual archives, since the disparity between the hit counts the actual server reported, and the ones Site Meter claimed, was getting absurd. This looks awful in Mozilla and NS7, as part of commented code shows for no particular reason. Guess I could file a bug report on that. . . or Opera is correcting my poor code, and that comment isn't actually a comment. . .
And when you're defragging a Windows partition prior to (maybe) resizing the thing, and it keeps restarting because "drive contents have changed" despite the fact that you're in safe mode and nothing else is running, that doesn't mean the kids at Redmond were so mind-bogglingly stupid to have the program use the swap file (because you only have 24MB of memory), notice that change, and start again, right? Because then I would have to have them killed.
I must just be doing something stupid. Like trusting the list of running programs that comes up when I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL.
Like most of the Old School, I remember when hard drives were an unimaginable luxury, and you ran everything off of floppy. Yes, children, including the Operating System. You wanted an app? Take the OS disk out and put the application floppy in. Saving your work? Yet Another Floppy Disk.
And no, we did not get errors constantly. They built the damn things to last back then.
All I needed was four disks to get Debian to the point where it could see the network. And it took more like 8, because half the things threw up errors with fdformat. Not a problem with random files, serious deal-breaker when writing full-disk images.
I think the ones that worked were all older disks that I copied the contents of. The last batch of floppies I actually bought, with the big "Lifetime Warranty" on the side of the box, were the worst of the lot.
Steve Jobs had the right idea. The things are useless.
Ironic, since the last batch I only got to move system files to my Antique SE/30 to begin with.
I lied. Geekrant continues.
The laptop is formatting the ~500 MB /usr partition now, after finishing the oddly-satisfying removal of the old root. For some reason, the install instructions don't just come out and say, "If you're trying to install on top of another version of Linux, forget it. Trash that sucker, then we'll talk."
Oh, and I'm a moron, and currently have Apache running open to the world, since the install demanded HTTP for transferring files. Any visitors will just see Red Hat's standard, "Hi, there's nothing here" page. Or the firewall and hosts.allow will block them. Don't know, don't want to find out.
Oh yeah, and my former life as an Amiga and Mac user keeps haunting me, as I put follow the prompts to put disks in and ignore the big HIT RETURN instructions on the screen, figuring that of course the computer knows the disk is in the drive. How stupid can it be?
Better to ask this of myself.