David and Becky's little domain

server upgrade

Posted by David Morton Mon, 05 Jul 2010 15:27:00 GMT

I just completed upgrading my Internet server - web/email etc.  Most of you won't notice anything, but it seems to be running faster for me... and now I can verify that my software runs on the latest Ubuntu. :)

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Don't pass on the right, morons!

Posted by David Morton Sun, 28 Mar 2010 13:37:00 GMT

 This weekend we heard the terrible news that a family lost a one year old in a traffic accident.  From what I understand, the accident was caused by a truck that passed another stopped truck by going to the right on a shoulder.   This creates a blind spot for the driver on the right, unable to see what is in front of the stopped vehicle.  In this case, it was a family in a van making a left turn.   The van and the front truck were stopped to make mutual left turns, and the one behind decided to go around the right instead of stopping.

Becky's aunt Diane also got clipped in this manner, crossing the street on foot when another car passed a stopped car on the right.  She spent 4-5 months in the hospital in casts and rehab because of that.

From now on, if I'm turning left and someone passes me on the right, I will intentionally lay on the horn.    

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Posted by David Morton Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:47:00 GMT

I had to call the cable company about a billing error, which they took care of easily enough, but while we were on the phone, the cable representative noticed that I was paying for a package that had been upgraded, so they offered to upgrade me from 3Mb/s to 5Mb/s for no additional charge.   Sweet!

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