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Comment: Re:Quality (Score 1) 340

by Jaro (#38600760) Attached to: Nginx Overtakes Microsoft As No. 2 Web Server

This is indeed a real pain. We are using it to load balance our LMS at the university I work at and also offer WebDAV access to files in the system. Files are delivered via HTTP 1.1 chunked transfer encoding which is not supported in the backend. Apparently the nginx guys are working on a proxy plus module with limited HTTP 1.1 support (like chunked transfer encoding). Right now we are using a dedicated machine which is not behind the load balancer for the WebDAV traffic, which of course isn't an ideal solution.

Othewise nginx is really a fantastic little EngineX. ;-)

Comment: apt-egt install xubuntu-desktop (Score 1) 685

by Jaro (#38026828) Attached to: Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

I just recently got a netbook and installed Ubuntu 11.10 on it - because the hardware support really isn't all that bad. Normally I'm a conservative Debian guy. After trying to convince Unity to look the way I want it to look and failing miserably I just did an 'sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop' and now I'm set. Really love it.

Comment: I started using the internet daily ... (Score 1) 1521

by Jaro (#37207354) Attached to: Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

... around the time Slashdot came online, back in September 1997 and I've been (mostly) reading here ever since, being very proud to be one of the first readers. Thanks for all the great stories and links and all the best wishes for your unplanned future. I'll stay here and keep reading.

Comment: Bike rides (Score 1) 266

by Jaro (#37065948) Attached to: How Does GPS Change Us?

I really enjoy just riding into the sun with my bike (as in bicycle) without any real direction, checking out new routes I've not tried before. Thanks to GPS I know I can always find my way back. So in a way it makes me stupid (I don't have to remember the way I came from), it makes me lazy (not planning routes ahead) but it also makes me more adventurous taking me where my bike has not taken me before, discovering new places.

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