February 26th, 2007

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Sun 1, Rich 0

Sun IPC workstationWe have the odd SunOS 4.x box at work for historical reasons, and today I went to apply the free Terix patch for vintage Solaris to them. Of course being SunOS 4.x they didn’t have patchadd, so I tried to do things the hard way:

# cd /var/spool/patch/T000001-01
# ./installpatch
Please borrow a copy of installpatch from another patch.

Goddammit. You get what you pay for, I suppose. (I ended up applying the patch, which just replaces zoneinfo files, by hand, but it didn’t recognize them as valid zoneinfo. I could now go download the master tzdata database and compile it all by hand with zic, but at this point I think I will simply mock SunOS 4 derisively instead.)

I shouldn’t complain about Terix, though. The official Sun patch for “vintage Solaris”, i.e. Solaris prior to 2.8, has a “time and materials” fee of US$ 10,000 per server, to a maximum of US$ 150,000 per company. Mind you, that fixes libc as well so that both zoneinfo (”Canada/Eastern”) and POSIX (”EST5EDT”) timezones work, but I think I’ll take the free zoneinfo patch instead.

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101 Things in 1001 Days

I missed this meme the first time around, but now that I’m trying to whip my life back into shape I figured I should give it a shot. The plan is to list 101 things to do in the next 1001 days, which takes me until November 19, 2009. For symbolic purposes I’m going to aim for November 9, 2009 instead, my 34th birthday. Things underway are in italics, things completed are struck out.

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101 Things in 1001 Days

I missed this meme the first time around, but now that I’m trying to whip my life back into shape I figured I should give it a shot. The plan is to list 101 things to do in the next 1001 days, which takes me until November 19, 2009. For symbolic purposes I’m going to aim for November 9, 2009 instead, my 34th birthday. Things underway are in italics, things completed are struck out.

Totals: 1 complete, 5 underway, 95 outstanding.

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101 Things in 1001 Days

I missed this meme the first time around, but now that I’m trying to whip my life back into shape I figured I should give it a shot. The plan is to list 101 things to do in the next 1001 days, which takes me until November 19, 2009. For symbolic purposes I’m going to aim for November 9, 2009 instead, my 34th birthday. Things underway are in italics, things completed are struck out.

Totals: 2 complete, 6 underway, 93 outstanding.

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pinkie pie

101 Things in 1001 Days

I missed this meme the first time around, but now that I’m trying to whip my life back into shape I figured I should give it a shot. The plan is to list 101 things to do in the next 1001 days, which takes me until November 19, 2009. For symbolic purposes I’m going to aim for November 9, 2009 instead, my 34th birthday. Things underway are in italics, things completed are struck out.

Totals: 4 complete, 7 underway, 90 outstanding.

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pinkie pie

101 Things in 1001 Days

I missed this meme the first time around, but now that I’m trying to whip my life back into shape I figured I should give it a shot. The plan is to list 101 things to do in the next 1001 days, which takes me until November 19, 2009. For symbolic purposes I’m going to aim for November 9, 2009 instead, my 34th birthday. Things underway are in italics, things completed are struck out.

Totals: 8 complete, 7 underway, 86 outstanding.

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pinkie pie

101 Things in 1001 Days

I missed this meme the first time around, but now that I’m trying to whip my life back into shape I figured I should give it a shot. The plan is to list 101 things to do in the next 1001 days, which takes me until November 19, 2009. For symbolic purposes I’m going to aim for November 9, 2009 instead, my 34th birthday. Things underway are in italics, things completed are struck out.

Totals: 21 complete, 20 underway, 60 outstanding.

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pinkie pie

101 Things in 1001 Days

I missed this meme the first time around, but now that I’m trying to whip my life back into shape I figured I should give it a shot. The plan is to list 101 things to do in the next 1001 days, which takes me until November 19, 2009. For symbolic purposes I’m going to aim for November 9, 2009 instead, my 34th birthday. Things underway are in italics, things completed are struck out.

Totals: 25 complete, 11 underway, 65 outstanding.

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