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Randall Stross has a disturbing analysis of the text messaging pricing structure over at the NYT[1]. [1] http://ping.fm/wkUUs While this is a analysis of the US telco SMS stack, it’s pretty applicable to the Australian gang of four as well. An interesting (and somewhat disturbing) read.

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It’s Monday morning, and I am still recovering from the Elefant Trax 10 year anniversary party. Massive night, awesome tunes and a wicked vibe throught the area. One of the best Australian hip hop nights that I’ve ever been to, so big up to the ET crew. Looking forward to the next one next decade!

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Glory, glory hallelujah. You can now design your own Muppet in the US via FAO Schwartz. http://ping.fm/rROcF The pricetag ($USD90) is pretty reasonable too.

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Apparently one of my employer’s colocation data centers has nearly all of its employees off today – who would have thought the US election would be so popular in Australia?

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Thanks to Adam’s custom kernel grabbed from http://ping.fm/gllx0 I’m now running Xubuntu on my Eee PC. Boom Xfce4! Actually glad that I went for the non solid state HDD model too. I’ve kept the machine in a dual OS boot (Windows/Linux) for the moment, mainly to keep the work and random internetting modes (a bit) separate.

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“The great thing about mod_rewrite is it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail. The downside to mod_rewrite is that it gives you all the configurability and flexibility of Sendmail.” – Brian Behlendorf’s quote still rings true, even after 8+ years with heavy use of mod_rewrite.

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debtakeover was not quite as helpful as I’d envisaged it would be. Losing glibc on a remote box is generally as bad as it gets.