So it seems Ubuntu, a distribution I have grown to like more and more of late (especially every time something breaks in Debian Sid), has decided that init has got to go. Their answer? Not any of the various attempts to replace it in the past, but once again start from scratch with something called Upstart. While I agree that init is one of the many parts of typical GNU/Linux system that desperately needs to grow out of the 1970s, I'm not sure that Upstart is the right way to do it.
As both of my avid readers have likely noticed, this blog has not been particularly active of late. That is to say, today is the one year anniversary of the last time it was actually used. :-) So what do I do to celebrate? Rebuild the whole thing from scratch, of course!
Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule.
Whoever is careless with truth in small matters cannot be trusted in important affairs.
Fix a computer and it will break tomorrow. Teach its owner to fix it and it will break in some way you've never seen before.
Arguing with an engineer is like mud wrestling with a pig; after a few hours, you realize he likes it.
Servers don't send spam. People send spam.
At the level of bits, censorship and digital-rights management are technologically identical.
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There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who know binary and those who don't.
Overly complex code leads to overly complex bugs.